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Fundamental/Mainstream/Reformed ???

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by puros_bran, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. puros_bran

    puros_bran Member

    Aug 27, 2008
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    Several weeks back the Pastor,who is also the Sunday School Teacher for my age group, issued a call for us (3 couples and a lady who's husband just left for Iraq) to become the church leaders/teachers/deacons/pastor etc etc that We should be, in other words 'Its time to grow up'. Being a Trucker I am to some degree out of daily fellowship, so I turned to the Net to suppliment. I have found satisfaction in this and a couple other boards but I've encountered Labels that I don't quite grasp. What exactly is Fundamental/Mainstream/Reformed theology as it applies to the Baptist denomination? How do they compare/contrast?

    If I'm beating a dead horse I apologize in advance. The search function doesn't operate properly on my BlackBerry.
  2. ReformedBaptist

    ReformedBaptist Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2007
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    Hey brother,

    Most likely fundamental would refer to that branch of Baptists that have a strict adherance to the fundamentals, namely the diety of Christ, virgin birth, substitutionary atonement, innerancy (inspiration and infalibility) of Scripture, bodily resurrection of Christ, et.

    Mainstream might refer to the Southern Baptist Convention within a Baptist context. Reformed theology most commonly would refer to Calvinism but could include Covenant Theology as well.

    Hope that helps,
  3. Thinkingstuff

    Thinkingstuff New Member

    May 14, 2008
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    Here is a good definition from wikipedia on fundalmentalism from its actual founding rather than some peoples redefinition thought this call has had a lot of acceptance in certain baptist churches: