From the root: Lawless


1: not regulated by or based on law

2 : not restrained or controlled by law


G458 anomía (from 459 /  anomos “destitute of (the Mosaic) law”) – properly, without law;

1. the condition of without law (because ignorant of it), (because of violating it)

2. contempt and violation of law, iniquity, wickedness

Scripture References

Matthew 13:41 “The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
1 John 3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness.


1 John 3:4 defines exactly what lawlessness is…SIN.  Sin is defined as the breaking of the law and the law that defines sin is Torah.  Breaking Torah is Lawlessness.  2 Corinthians 6:14 makes a very clear distinction between righteousness (obeying Torah) and lawlessness (breaking Torah).


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