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Do these biblical verses describe the deepest desires and feelings of your soul? Is it of most value (as "gold"), and most desirable (as "honey") for you to live according to God's law and do His will?

The more conservative Antinomians erred in denying the role of the law as a rule of life for all believers, yet they lived morally upright lives. The more radical antinomians went to extremes in carelessness with sin. Some groups even promoted sin by teaching that God's grace would be more glorified in the forgiveness of many sins than of few. God powerfully condemns such blasphemous misuse of His doctrines of grace in verses such as: "And not rather (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just" (Romans 3:8).

    Sandra claims to love her boyfriend, but in reality, she wishes to be free from him. She neither wants to know nor do his will; she is not concerned whether her works and actions please or displease him. She does that which she feels like and pays no attention to his thoughts and feelings.

    What do you think of Sandra's "love"? If a person claims to love God, but in reality wishes to be free from Him, His will, and His law, is his love for God true?


    Is true love "binding" or "antinomian"? Why?

 

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

- Romans 6:1-2

 







Law and love are not in conflict. Why not?





Read the following verse:

But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

- James 1:25

Why is God's moral law and its obedience perfect liberty?


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