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Are you a fundamentalist?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by aefting, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. I'm an Independent Baptist -- Yes

    30.4%
  2. I'm an Independent Baptist -- No

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  3. I'm SBC -- Yes

    15.2%
  4. I'm SBC -- No

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  5. I'm another type of Baptist -- Yes

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  6. I'm another type of Baptist -- No

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  7. Not a Baptist but voting anyway -- Yes

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  8. Not a Baptist but voting anyway -- No

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  9. I just want to see the poll results

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  1. aefting

    aefting New Member

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    Do you consider yourself to be a fundamentalist? For the purposes of this poll, use whatever definition you feel is appropriate.
     
  2. Jimmy C

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    Theologically I am very fundamentalist. I believe that the the scriptures are inerrant in thier origional autographs, I believe that salvation is only through the shed blood of Christ.

    However I detest the politics of the fundamentalist side of the SBC and would be considered by them to be a moderate with all the negative connotation (at least around here) that comes with it.
     
  3. micahaaron

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    What makes a fundamentalist a FUNDAMENTALIST?
     
  4. Gunther

    Gunther New Member

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    I just wanted to point out that conservative theology does not make you a fundamentalist. Fundies agree with conservative theology AND are willing to fight and separate over it.

    New Evangelicals are more likely to "rethink" and "dialog" with the other side. Bologna.
     
  5. BrianT

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    Yeah, thinking and discussing are bad things. As fundamentalists, we should avoid such things at all costs. ;)

    Relax. Joke. [​IMG]
     
  6. Gunther

    Gunther New Member

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    Joke would have been funny if I had said "thinking". Instead, I said "rethink".
     
  7. BrianT

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    Ah, I see. Thinking once is allowed, but that's it. Once you've thunk, shut 'er down. [​IMG]
     
  8. Gunther

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    How many times do I have to rethink who Christ is, the nature of salvation, etc.? None.
     
  9. DCK

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    Unfortunately, labels are often more of a source of pride and self-importance than anything else. I believe in the inerrancy of Scripture and the truth of everything it teaches. I don't care what people call me.
     
  10. Tim

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    I've been in fundamentalist circles for most of my life, I graduated and even worked on the staff of a fundamentalist university. I've ministered in fundamentalist churches. Most of my friends are fundamentalists. Am I?

    I would say (somewhat reluctanly) yes. As flawed as fundamentalism is today--it's still basically a solid group of believers.

    However the most FUNDAMENTAL of the fundamentalists would probably disown me (and some have)for various ways in which I just don't fit their mold.

    Tim
     
  11. Trotter

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    I consider myself a fundie. I am not uptight about what you wear (women in pants? Praise God they are in church, period!), or if a man wears a beard (so long as half his breakfast isn't in it :D ). Externals are just that, externals.

    If a person listens to something other than an all-gospel radio station, or something other than southern gospel and hymns, so what? I listen to contempory Christian (now, some of the secular stuff is bad...profanity, sex, drugs, rape, murder, etc.), and am highly blessed by it.

    Some people would look at my lifestyle and say that I'm a fanatic (we don't have a television, and we don't go to resturaunts that serve alcohol), but it is the way that I choose to live my life, not to earn favor with God.

    I do not agree with radical fundamentalism. I think that it is a modern day re-hash of the Pharisees (we were better off leaving them back in the first century). The beauty of Christianity is that there isn't a particular uniformity, a unique goose-step that we march along with. Christianity is a relationship with our Creator through His Son, and is as personal as we are willing to let it be.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  12. Deacon

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    This is probably the most important thing I have learned on the Baptist Boards.

    I first considered myself fundamental. But I think that the fundamental movement has developed a culture of itself, further than just the fundamentals. The movement has left me.

    IMHO, the GARBC (the Regular Baptists) do not identify themselves as a fundamentalist group but uphold the traditions of the original movement with a greater sensitivity to issues of importance.

    Rob
     
  13. Dr. Bob

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    Historic ifb (northern baptist tradition) and now reformed 1689 2nd London Baptist Confession.
     
  14. dianetavegia

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    I consider myself a fundamental SBC.

    HOWEVER, the ladies in our home school group who are IFB would probably disagree with me. I wear pants, have short hair, am not KJVO, etc.

    Diane
     
  15. Gib

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    You must be a Jawja Fundamental SBC'er :rolleyes:
     
  16. GODzThunder

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    I am a fundie in a country style "farmers community" Church. Some show up for worship in their overalls!

    Huh, a fundie in a country Church? Wow!!! Guess I am not what you call "hardcore." [​IMG]
     
  17. John Alden

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    The term "Fundamentalists" also coined "Fundy" is almost always meant as an insult. It means: arrogant, egotistical and self-righteous. This type of person often believe God has given them permission to be mean towards people who don't agree with them, with the rational that they are rebuking, defending the faith, or otherwise being truthful to God's word.

    Whereas a "fundamental Christian" has a God centered attitude. They follow the fundamental scripture of the Bible as close as humanly possible. They are Christ honoring and spirit led. They try not to intentionally offend or deter God's work by getting in the flesh with people who don't agree with them.

    If that didn't make it clear. I'll summarize. The difference is mainly in the attitude.
     
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