“because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I will spit you out of my mouth” (Rev 3:16).
I remember when fundamental meant a good thing! It meant that something was of paramount importance and that the person who held views of paramount importance did not easily sway to opposing values.
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming” (Eph 4:14).
The word is now one to be avoided, because if you’re a fundamental in this progressive society, you’re as relevant as a cassette player in a digital age! Rather than be fundamental, we should be ‘open-minded’, always asking questions and never coming to the knowledge of the Truth or believing anything as definite. I’m sorry, but I don’t buy that!
“…they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven” (Mark 4:12)!
I follow a Fundamentalist. He is the Real Fundamentalist. He went so far as to say that our eyes, ears and hands are disposable, should they hinder us from abiding by the will of God. Your redefinition of truth doesn’t change the fact that He is the Truth! Your progressive understanding of love doesn’t change the fact that He is Love.
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness” (I Cor 3:19).
He said if they persecuted Him, they will surely persecute me too. If they call Him wicked, I can expect no higher honour. So here I stand – a fundamentalist living in ‘progressive’ world. When He returns, I will still be fundamentally about my Father’s business.
“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith” (Phil 3:8-9).
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