Category: X. Antinomianism

Pastor Jesse Gistand on God-enabled Faithfulness, Commitment, Obedience, Self-Denial, and Focus

Note: The following is a relatively short excerpt from his May 14, 2016 study titled “Men’s Theology – Leadership Class – Part 5.” For the full audio, please click here or visit: http://www.grace-bible.com/sermons/sermon/2016-05-14/mens-theology-leadership-class-part-5-2016. I cannot stress enough how much I would encourage everyone to listen to it in its entirety. The study speaks volumes concerning…

The True Nature Of Agapē Love: How Love & Obedience Are One And The Same

The True Nature Of Agapē Love How Love & Obedience Are One And The Same -or- How Agapē Love Literally Is God-Wrought Obedience To God’s Extant Law Introduction The following is one of the most important doctrines that I have researched/written about, concerning the Christian’s walk before God in light of their justified state. Why is it so…

Progressive Sanctification, Rule of Life, Moral Law, and Antinomianism… Revisited

What If We Used Words Objectively? Imagine if Christians, rather than fighting against terms needlessly, took those terms back, defining them clearly and objectively, and educating others on the right use of them. Progressive Sanctification (Literally, proceeding onward in, forward in, or increasing in, being set apart for a sacred purpose)1913 Webster Dictionary: Progressive: Moving…

On Modern Letter-men (Dead Calvinists, etc.)

In modern times, the error of cold, “dead Calvinism” (what many true believers in free and sovereign grace called the religion of the letter-men, those who know truth after the letter only, but not by experience) manifests itself something like this: 1. The Gospel is God’s promise to save His people from eternal damnation based solely…

More Thoughts On Sanctification

Consider 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 “For this is the will of God, [even] your SANCTIFICATION / HOLINESS [G38 – hagiasmos], that ye should abstain from fornication. 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in SANCTIFICATION / HOLINESS [G38 – hagiasmos], and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even…

“The Lawful Use of the Law” In Light Of Parallel Passages

The passages are modified slightly, always within brackets, for ease of identifying the parallelisms that exists amongst them. Please note the synonymous use of terms like “Word, Law, Commandments, Judgments, Prophesyings, Holy Scriptures, All Scripture, etc.” and also note how the words “reprove/rebuke/warn/correct/exhort” (in their various grammatical forms) are associated with that which is needful…

In Loving Christ, Christians Love, Delight In, and Serve His Law

In Loving Christ, Christians Love, Delight In, and Serve His Law Of a truth, “Sin shall not have dominion over [the Christian]: for [we] are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid!” [Romans 6:14-15]. For “whosoever committeth…

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today?

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today? …And What Does It Mean For Us To “Keep Them”? By Curt Wildy INTRODUCTION If (by God’s grace and effectual working) we do not listen to the entire counsel of God, submit to it, have it guide our understanding of all truth, and govern all of…