Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Cranfield: our kind of antinomianism

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord.
    —Jude 4 (NIV)
    All antinomianism is a radical denial of Christ and of God. And antinomianism is by no means merely a thing of the past. It is present wherever zeal for the Christian religion, for worship, theology, and all manner of other Church activities is unaccompanied by moral earnestness, wherever Christians can complacently and without any sense of incongruity combine piety with indifference to their neighbours’ needs and a comfortable acquiescence in social and political injustice.
    ... C. E. B. Cranfield (1915-2015), I & II Peter and Jude, London: SCM Press, 1960, p. 158 (see the book)
    See also Jude 1:4; Ps. 1:1; Rom. 6:1-2; Gal. 5:13; Tit. 2:11-14; 1 Pet. 1:14; 2:16; 2 Pet. 2:4-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, may Your law be honored everywhere.
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