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What do Fundamentalist Christians think of non-fundamentalist Christians?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by Anastasia Dragule View Post
    You would say that a non-fundamentalist Christian is a Christian or probably not a Christian?
    I would say probably not a Christian. Or, at the very least, a weak, immature believer who hasn't got the "fundamentals" down pat, yet.


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    • #17
      The modern use of the term Fundamentalist has long strayed from the published pamphlet "the Fundamentals"
      A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
      George Bernard Shaw

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      • #18
        Wait. Are we talking about the primary importance doctrines? Like the Resurrection? I guess fundy is code for wacky cultist on the internet.
        If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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        • #19
          I also tend to think there is a dividing line between fundamentalist Christian and say one who identifies via Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Baptist, Presbyterian etc. they do not identify strictly the pamphlets guidelines (which for intents and purposes is a very modern definition of what constitutes a Christian) but none the less are still Christian. Putting the term Christian into a neat little box isn't fair to believes who hear Jesus in their respective ways.
          A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
            Wait. Are we talking about the primary importance doctrines? Like the Resurrection? I guess fundy is code for wacky cultist on the internet.
            The movement called "fundamentalism" named five fundamentals:

            *Inerrancy
            *Virgin birth
            *Atonement
            *Resurrection
            *Jesus's miracles as historically real
            "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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            • #21
              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
              The movement called "fundamentalism" named five fundamentals:

              *Inerrancy
              *Virgin birth
              *Atonement
              *Resurrection
              *Jesus's miracles as historically real
              I think inerrancy might be the only one that gets debated. In that some make it a primary and others make it a secondary. I believe the original documents of Scripture were inerrant, but I'm not dogmatic about it. I don't hold to the idea that God told the writers exactly what words to write, but who does?
              If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Christianbookworm View Post
                I think inerrancy might be the only one that gets debated. In that some make it a primary and others make it a secondary. I believe the original documents of Scripture were inerrant, but I'm not dogmatic about it. I don't hold to the idea that God told the writers exactly what words to write, but who does?
                In Sunday school as a youth my teacher suggested that the writers put their hands out and God moved them with pen in hand, and I went along with it.
                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                • #23
                  I would be inclined to believe scripture is spiritually inerrent, as well as correct as opposed to precise. It is God's word written through the pen of man. therefore it will contain some "error" that does not negate its spiritual inerrent nor its correctness of account.
                  A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
                  George Bernard Shaw

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                    In Sunday school as a youth my teacher suggested that the writers put their hands out and God moved them with pen in hand, and I went along with it.
                    That's called auto-something, and....yeah, no.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                      The movement called "fundamentalism" named five fundamentals:

                      *Inerrancy
                      *Virgin birth
                      *Atonement
                      *Resurrection
                      *Jesus's miracles as historically real
                      I believe those. I must be a fundamentalist. Oh wait, I already knew that.

                      ETA: I believe that inerrancy (while I accept it as true) is not a requirement for being a Christian. I would also add the Trinity.
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                      • #26
                        One serious issue I have with the five fundamentals they left out baptism. Jesus was pretty clear to the disciples that they were to do it.
                        A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
                        George Bernard Shaw

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                        • #27
                          I personally don't understand why some people get hung up on the virgin birth. I know Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a major problem with the concept. If God can raise Jesus from the death, why would the virgin birth be a problem?
                          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                            I personally don't understand why some people get hung up on the virgin birth. I know Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a major problem with the concept. If God can raise Jesus from the death, why would the virgin birth be a problem?
                            If God can create the universe out of nothing, why would either the virgin birth or the resurrection be a problem?
                            ~Formerly known as Chrawnus~

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                              I personally don't understand why some people get hung up on the virgin birth. I know Dietrich Bonhoeffer had a major problem with the concept. If God can raise Jesus from the death, why would the virgin birth be a problem?
                              A little googling reveals that Bonhoeffer didn't affirm the physical resurrection either.

                              Bonhoeffer, child of German liberal theology, held precisely the type of views that Christian fundamentalism reacted against.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                                The modern use of the term Fundamentalist has long strayed from the published pamphlet "the Fundamentals"
                                I hesitate to call a 4 volume set of books just a pamphlet. http://www.theopedia.com/The_Fundamentals Even if it is a group of pamphlets, its like calling the Federalist Papers a pamphlet.

                                I would want to read the volumes before I comment on how far the straying has gone...
                                "For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings." Hosea 6:6

                                "Theology can be an intellectual entertainment." Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

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