Thx previous contributor for bringing up the word "Antinomian" (derived from 
the Greek (anti + law); i.e. an exaggerated form of  justification by faith 
alone (not of works, and not of "Law"). Luther saw into the potential flaw in 
this line of thinking, since to through out the "Law", one would have to throw 
out the Ten Commandments. But Luther circumvented the problem by retaining the 
Commandments but rejecting the legalistic interpretations of  Roman Catholocism.
 George Fox likewise rejected Antinomianism (as I see his viewpoints, since to 
be Antinomian implies that the believer becomes automatically and 
instantaneously sinless)  But Fox obviously believed in what nowadays we might 
call self-improvement - at least in a Spiritual sense, derived from internal 
belief along with silent contemplation. 
 Modern Evangelicals I might add (the ones I've met), are indeed Antinomian, 
believing in instantaneous Salvation by faith alone, and the idea of further 
"progress" is something they fail to adequately explain or reconcile.
 . Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), the notion of progress is 
thoroughly entrenched in MMY's teachings, as opposed to non-progressive 
thinking as is present among some Neo-Advaitins.
 Wiki says that "silent waiting" was already established [even before Fox?], so 
it's unclear as to how this movement originated in Europe; whether 
spontaneously or from external influences..  Some speculation on this will be 
reserved for further discussion pending more research.


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