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Fundamentalism in America- question 1

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by sister christian, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. sister christian

    sister christian New Member

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    As a funamentalist, do you believe in the original 5 fundamentals of the faith, as defined by the Niagara Bible Conference of 1875?

    -Inerrancy of the Scriptures
    - The virgin birth and the deity of Jesus
    - The doctrine of substitutionary atonement through God's grace and human faith
    - The bodily resurrection of Jesus
    - The authenticity of Christ's miracles


    Explain your answer.
     
  2. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    Absolutely!

    I couldn't consider myself a fundamentalist OR a Baptist if I didn't...
     
  3. Dale-c

    Dale-c Active Member

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    I absolutely believe these fundamentals.
    As such I believe myself to be a true fundamentalist.

    The problem is that so called self proclaimed fundamentalists have hijacked the term to become extremists.
     
  4. Palatka51

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    BaptistBarb New Member

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    These are the fundamentals and that is why I say things like soulwinning and separation are not fundamentals. To be a fundamentalist you do not need to agree with such things, but you cannot get around the original 5.
     
  6. A2J

    A2J New Member

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    Yes I do.

    :)
     
  7. swaimj

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    I agree with them, but I do not see these as the definition of fundamentalism today.
     
  8. SBCPreacher

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    Because of these extremists, I do not prefer the title "Fundamentalist." I don't want to be associated with them. I like it to what Jackson and Sharpton have done to the title Reverend. (I don't like to go by that title either.)
     
  9. CubeX

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    First - what do YOU mean by "Inerrancy of Scriptures"?
    Just wanted to get a deffinition first.:thumbs:
     
  10. paidagogos

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    One is not a Christian if he rejects the diety of Christ and the substitutionary atonement by grace through faith. He may be a morally good person and demonstrate many human virtues but he is not a Christian.
     
  11. paidagogos

    paidagogos New Member

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    Being a Fundamentalist in the historical sense is more than believing these five fundamentals of the faith. One, such as J. Gresham Machen, may be orthodox (i.e. believe the orthodox fundamental doctrines of the faith) without being a Fundamentalist. I question the value of your survey because you have not properly defined (and do not appear to understand) Fundamentalism as a historic movement. Fundamentalist is used loosely in a vague and nebulous sense. I recommend that you do your homework by reading Sandeen, Marsden, Dollar, et. al. to get a handle on what you're doing. Also, I recommend finding a good guide for writing survey questions.

    http://www.keene.edu/crc/forms/designingsurveysthatcount.pdf
    http://www.statpac.com/surveys/question-qualities.htm

    I wonder how you are going to handle your data. Can you quantify it?
     
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