What Does It Mean To Be A Fundamentalist?

I have no problem declaring that I am a “Fundamentalist!” – and here’s why. It simply means that I embrace the fundamentals of the Christian faith – and therefore, I stand on a solid rock foundation of biblical truth. Here are just a few examples:

  1. The Bible is completely true … without error! This means I do not have to explain away the miracles recorded within – from Genesis to Revelation. For example, when reading about God parting the sea for his people to safely pass through (escaping the pursuing Egyptian army). I have no need to believe, “Well, they simply waded through a shallow part of the sea.”
  1. As a fundamentalist, I have no need to explain away a literal six-day creation (Genesis 1- 2). I reject theistic evolution’s claim that God created all that is through the process of evolution. To do so, one must believe that death occurred before the fall of Adam and Eve.
  1. As a fundamentalist, I adhere to the truth that Jesus was/ is fully God and fully man (but without sin). C.S. Lewis is right when he conveyed  the idea of Liar – Lunatic – or Lord. In other words, if Jesus claimed to be God knowing he was not, he would be a liar. On the other hand, if Jesus thought he was God but was not, he would be a lunatic. However, if Jesus is who he proclaims to be – the God Man – he is Lord!
  1. As a fundamentalist I believe that Jesus was crucified, buried, yet rose from the grave conquering sin and death and offering eternal life for all who receive him as Savior and Lord.
  1. As a fundamentalist, I believe that Jesus, after his resurrection from the grave, ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God. And, I believe, that he will one day return in the same manner he was taken up into heaven to gather his people to be with him forever.
  1. As a fundamentalist, I reject the notion of universal salvation – that is, that all of humanity will one day be saved – even if they did not repent of their sin and accept Christ as Savior and Lord.
  1. As a fundamentalist, I believe that, after the final judgment, God will create a new heaven and a new earth for all who believe. I also believe that those whose names are not written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, will be separated from the True and the Living God for all eternity.

But here’s the GOOD NEWS!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).






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