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Are fundamentalists the only ones preaching/teaching the truth?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by sister christian, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. sister christian

    sister christian New Member

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    Are fundamentalists the only ones preaching/teaching the truth? Are there other christian churches that are not fundamentalist?
     
  2. swaimj

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    There are churches that teach and preach truth that do not identify themselves as fundamentalist and there are churches that identify themselves as fundamental that are filled with legalism, politics, and false teaching.

    I appreciate the questions you are asking about fundamentalism, but fundamentalism has alsways been very diverse and in the last 20 years it has become so fractured that it is hard to get to concrete answers unless you narrow your scope.

    When you ask the question: "Define fundamentalist" and you cannot get a clear answer, will anything else about fundamentalism make sense?
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

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    I believe that any group who believes they are the only ones to preach truth, believe correctly, etc., etc. are in reality covering their insecurity with arrogance. To believe "I have arrived," is to deny that God has more for me to learn. That is a serious error IMHO.
    I have found that throughout my life the more I learn the more I realize I do not know. Another way of putting it is, I climb a mountain searching for an answer and when I reach that mountaintop what do I find? A whole range of mountains ahead to be climbed.
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    I understand the caution that we should be careful in claiming that what we believe is true, because I don't want to be thought of as arrogant.

    But it sounds strange to me to be required to say, "I know what I believe, and some of it is not true." What kind of statement is that?

    I would much rather say, "There are some doctrines which, to me, are settled, and not up for debate. There are others, however, that the best I can say is, here is where I am right now. I am open to more light on them."

    I apply the second sentence to eschatology, for instance. I've been all other the lot on the end times. The same goes for our methodology in presenting the gospel.
     
  5. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    There are no easy answers to your questions sister. It all depends on your definition of fundamentalist and your definition of truth.

    Is it possible to preach/teach part of the truth but not the whole truth?

    Can you believe some of the fundamentals and preach them but deny others?

    Is there truth that is still truth but is not fundamental truth?

    If I teach something that is not fundamental but is still truth can I teach truth without being a fundamentalist?

    What if my teaching is 90% truth and 10% error. Am I still teaching the truth?

    I don't beleive we should limit God. He can use fundamentalists if and when He wants to, But he also uses liberals. He can use the lost if he wants to. How many times did God use wicked kingdoms to accomplish his will?'

    You can't put God in your pocket and claim him to be yours alone.
     
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