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Must Historic Fundamentalists Be Dispensational?

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Dr. Bob, May 1, 2003.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    Go2Church stated in another thread ". . wouldn't it better to change the name of this forum from fundamental to fundamental/dispensationalist?"

    Made me think. I know hundreds of godly men, pastors, teachers, leaders of ifb'dom and all are historic fundamentalists AND dispensational.

    But is that a "given"?

    The final "fundamental" simply affirms that Christ is literally returning to earth. No clear distinction of pre/mid/post trib, pre/post/a milennialism, right?

    Hmmmm. Looking for light here, not heat! :cool:
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    Dr. Bob Griffin: "The final "fundamental" simply affirms
    that Christ is literally returning to earth.
    No clear distinction of pre/mid/post trib,
    pre/post/a milennialism, right?"

    Right! The Historic Fundamentalism seems to be
    more about soteriology than about eschatology.

    The basics of Historic Fundamentalism are:

    1. the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture
    2. the diety of Christ
    3. the substitutinary atonement of Christ's death
    4. the literal resurrection of Christ from the dead
    5. the literal return of Christ in the Second Advent

    Yep, more about salvation (soteriology)
    issues than detailed last things (eschatology).

    So i guess we might as well love
    each other instead of fussing all the time [​IMG]
     
  3. TomVols

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    It should not be since fundamentalism likely predates dispensationalism significantly.
     
  4. DeafPosttrib

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    Ed,

    Yes, I agree with you! [​IMG]
     
  5. Tim

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    Historically not all fundamentalists have been dispensational, only recently has it become more of a litmus test using "slippery slope" arguments regarding hermenuetic principles.

    In Christ,

    Tim
     
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