Fundamentalism

nube's picture

I have been thinking a lot about fundamentalism and fundamentalists lately and IT SEEMS TO ME that the real problem with Fundamentalism--from a hermeneutical standpoint--is that it asserts a certain definite kind of authority over the scriptures, which insists that the bible must be true in this way (and not THAT way) if it is true at all. To me, who is not an expert, it seems as if fundamentalists are in danger of being like those learned men who know every jot and tittle very well, and believe that the inerrancy (and therefore truth) of scripture is to be found in the preservation and observation of those same tittles and jots.

Are there any practicing fundamentalists out there who are able to clarify for me better the way they understand the bible, and why they are fundamentalist? I know many good fundamentalists, but I have never been able to understand their position on the authority of the Bible, though I sense that they have a deep respect for the book and for the Lord. It is not my desire to attack fundamentalists but to understand them--please help me understand your position, so that we may commune with respect.

ElderDad's picture

Apparently a misunderstanding of the invitation

Nube,

I understood from your original post that you were inviting fundamentalists to discuss their perspective. What has occurred is that you have rejected the statements of the fundamentalists who have posted and have substituted and responded to your preconceived notions of how they think and how you think they deal with Scripture. This is your right and privilege to do so. However, it is non-productive. I'm sure you will be more comfortable with my absence from your thread.

Good by. I trust some day you will come to appreciate Scripture as the message of God rather than the musings of men.

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Dave S.
Moderator, Volunteers for Proofreading
2 Tim. 3:16--All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.




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