Many people are asking the question, “How did we get to a society in which people believe they have the right to indiscriminately kill?

This nation has been headed to lawlessness for a long time, and some religious theories have not helped.

Antinomianism is a long word that means, “against law.” It comes to us from the Greek and two Latin: “anti,” meaning “against” and “nomos,” meaning “law.” Antinomianism is where our nation is going. The recent murders of police officers are against the law.

Lawlessness escalated in the 1960s and 1970s with “civil disobedience,” a doctrine widely received as an accepted way to change things. Civil disobedience in violation of the law, however, is antinomianism. These violent demonstrations are now accepted behavior, but violence in any form is against the moral law.

Killing is against God’s law. Law-abiding people do not go around killing others.

There is a similar form of antinomianism. Webster’s Dictionary defines the term as: “One who holds that under the gospel dispensation of grace, the moral law is of no use or obligation because faith alone is necessary to salvation.”[1]

The influence of this false doctrine has had an effect. For years, denominations have taught that salvation is by grace alone or faith alone. Webster rightly defines this is as antinomianism. It is against the law of God. Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. Any teaching that leads to lawlessness in any form is wrong.

This nation has not arrived at the disgrace we have seen on our television screens overnight. It has come about by a steady diet of evil teachings that have led many astray. Even now, there are those who call evil, good and good, evil (Isaiah 5:20). Unless and until this nation returns to the law of God as written in the New Testament, the United States will continue to slide into chaos.