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Featured Fundamentalism in Christianity

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Fool, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. sooda

    sooda Veteran Member

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    I think fundamentalism and literalism drives people away from faith. Even the ancient Jews knew Jonah wasn't swallowed by a fish.
     
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    My favorite is St Michael's in Charleston.
     
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    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Wow!
    What a brilliant Spire!
    Now that's what I call a wonderful piece of architecture.
    It looks amazing inside as well. :)
     
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  4. sooda

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    I also use to go to St Phillips and Grace Church in Charleston.. They always had great sermons.
     
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    Christ, all the Apostles, all the believers of their time, all the believers in the immediate post Apostolic period, and most believers up until approx, 1850 were fundamentalists.

    Fundamental denominations are growing much faster than either the Calvinist denominations or liberal ones.

    I think the majority from the start till now are right, I´ĺl stick with them.
     
  6. sooda

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    No.. fundamentalism is only 150 years old..
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    You know he was Jewish, right? He wanted to improve on Judaism.
     
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    Thirza Fallen Crazy Cat Lady

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    I was wondering which one of us, neither being Muslim, he was referring to.o_O
     
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  9. sooda

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    I know.. its just lashing out.
     
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    He was the Messiah of the Jews, but they rejected His message. He wanted to bring Judaism into itś final phase.

    With their rejection, He turned to the Gentiles.
     
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    Belief in the fundamentals of Christianity is 2,000 years old. The NT is the fundamental framework, belief in that, and only that, makes one a fundamentalist.

    Here is another case of the language being disabused to create a label, to use a word improperly, to make the word say what it doesn´t mean.

    This is quite prevalent, usually in politics though.
     
  12. sooda

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    When did Jesus preach to the Gentiles?
     
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    Fundamentalists may also be losing members at faster rate. I only hear the fundies crying when their kids go off to college and lose their faith. It appears that reality is the enemy of fundamentalism.
     
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    There are lots of indicators that you are correct.

    Amid Evangelical decline, growing split between young ...
    https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/1010/Amid-Evangelical-decline-growing...
     
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    Christian fundamentalism - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalist_Christianity
    Christian fundamentalism began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries among British and American Protestants as a reaction to theological liberalism and cultural modernism. Fundamentalists argued that 19th-century modernist theologians had misinterpreted or rejected certain doctrines, especially biblical inerrancy, that they viewed as the fundamentals of the Christian faith. Fundamentalists are almost …
     
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    Ever heard of the great commission ? If so, where did it come from ?
     
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    When did Jesus preach to the gentiles? I thought that was ultimately left to Paul and Barnabas.

    The Bible records Jesus giving the disciples the Great Commission.

    In Acts 1:8 it is the last command given by Christ before His Ascension that “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

    This is similar to Matthew 28:18-20 where Jesus tells the disciples:The Great Commission was not just for the immediate disciples that He was speaking to but it is given to all believers....
     
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    I never said He preached to them. His ministry was entirely to and for Israel. I said he turned to them,knowing the Jews would not respond, thus the great commission. The Apostles and Disciples were told to go into the world and preach the Gospel, by him.
     
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    The great commission came AFTER the crucifixion so what is your point exactly?
     
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