A Fundamental Christian’s Dilemma

Fundamentalist Christianity, also known as Christian fundamentalism or fundamentalist evangelicalism, is a movement that arose out of British and American Protestantism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among conservative evangelical Christians.

In a reaction to liberal theology, actively asserted that the following ideas were fundamental to the Christian faith: the inerrancy of the Bible, Sola Scriptura, the virgin birth of Christ, the doctrine of substitutionary atonement, the bodily resurrection of Jesus, and the imminent personal return of Jesus Christ. Some who hold these beliefs reject the label of “fundamentalism”, seeing it as a pejorative term for historic Christian doctrine.

Such Christians prefer to use the term fundamental as opposed to fundamentalist (e.g., Independent Fundamental Baptist, Independent Fundamental Baptist Association of Michigan, and Independent Fundamental Churches of America).

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3 Responses to A Fundamental Christian’s Dilemma

  1. Jerry Critter

    June 12, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Fundamentalists stop fighting at birth. After that, you are on your own.

  2. Randal Graves

    June 12, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Is it me, or does that preacher man look a wee bit like Saint Ronnie, America’s Greatest Pretzeldent And The Man Who Single-Handedly Defeated Communism With One Hand Tied Behind His BackĀ®?

  3. fourdinners

    June 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    How to shut up a Christian fundamentalist.

    Ask them to explain Noah’s Ark. They will and then you say –

    “What about the ducks and geese and fish?”

    They will look puzzled and you say “Well, the flood couldn’t hurt them. The ducks swam down there, then they swam up there. So, why is the world not ruled by evil ducks and geese and fish”

    At this point they will give up or call the police.