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Literally "God's law," but recently applied to a particular view of its normativity for today.

(literal: "God's Law.")

Theonomy is derived from the two Greek words, "Theo-," meaning "God" and "-nomos", meaning "law." Theonomy is the belief that all laws, civil, economic, and social, should be patterned after the particulars of the Sinaitic covenant which God gave to Israel in the wilderness for her politico-civil government including in the punishment of criminals.

Lit. "God's law." Scripture used as the basis for secular law. (CONTRAST: Reconstructionism, Kingdom Now, Hierocracy, Bibliocracy, Christocracy.)

Literally, "God's law." A more precise term is biblionomy, Biblical law. As a theological expression, it means the abiding authority of all of the Bible's teachings, unless the Bible itself asserts that those teachings have been fulfilled or rescinded (for example, such distinctively Jewish practices as the national feasts and festivals, circumcision, and the Passover). The law in the Old Testament as the authority for the believer and all of society has not been set aside.