Quote #29 – Dr. Waldron

The sufficiency of the Scriptures does not mean they are all we need for the purpose of learning geometry or algebra. The Westminster divines confessed their faith in the sufficiency, but not the omni-sufficiency of Scripture.

Dr. Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Expostion of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith

Antinomianism

Dictionary.com

antinomian

noun

  • a person who maintains that Christians are freed from the moral law by virtue of grace as set forth in the gospel.

Etymonline.com (antinomian)

“one who maintains that, by the dispensation of grace, the moral law is not binding on Christians,” 1640s, from Medieval Latin Antinomi, name given to a sect of this sort that arose in Germany in 1535, from Greek anti “opposite, against” (see anti-) + nomos “rule, law,” from PIE root *nem- “assign, allot; take.” As an adjective from 1640s.

Discussion/Explanation

The definitions above do a great job of getting to the point of the term – despite them being more focused on individuals who hold this view (the ism).

Antinomianism is one of the pitfall beliefs out there as it effectively rejects entire sections of the Old Testament and what it has to say about how we order our lives. Some fall into this line of thinking out of ignorance but others do it deliberately


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Quotes #28 – Pastor Will Vega

The following comes from a recent sermon I heard from one of my own pastors. A link to the audio of that message is provided after the quote.

When speaking on salvation . . .

. . . before we could ever doubt God on why He would make it so narrow and only offer one way to salvation, remember this . . .

That God does not owe anyone any way of salvation. He doesn’t owe you even one sermon! (emphasis added)

Yet there He goes . . . offering you invitation to abide in Him. And this is the reason why there is something deeply cruel about rejecting the son of God. Because it is the rejection of His free grace in which He invites you to receive.

Link to the sermon: https://www.faithbaptistorlando.com/resources/sermon/2019-11-03/abiding-in-christ-the-true-vine