[The problem with “Fundamentalism,” as it in fact exists, involves many errors in doctrine.] (By way of explanation, it is admitted on our part that we frequently have more in common with those who call themselves “fundamentalists” than with most of those who are typically against them. Our disagreement with them stands primarily in recognizing that subscribers to this classification are not “fundamental” enough; having let slip from their memories the former things of belief in the bible. Numerous important doctrines have been watered down and kicked to the curb through the erosion of the ecumenical movement and other manifestations of last days apostasy!)
Doctrinal Error #1 “If you believe “basic” (fundamental) doctrines in the bible, then the rest really doesn’t matter.”
[There are glaring problems with this thinking.]
(A) Those who fall into this trap have accepted the so-called “fundamentals of the faith” in exchange for “all the counsel of God”!
Acts 20:27 “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.”
(B) Nowhere in the bible is the foolishness of this idea to be found.
(C) Who should be accepted as authority in deciding WHICH biblical doctrines are NOT important enough to qualify as “fundamental to the faith”?
Doctrinal Error #2 “If you accept [certain] beliefs, this proves you’re OK with God, and makes you a member.”
EXAMPLE: Reciting the “Apostles’ Creed” as though it means something. (Satan can do this forward and backward.)
James 2:19-20 “Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”
2nd Thessalonians 2:13 “But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. . . .”
[Further, the issue is believing and OBEYING the Lord according to the truth.
Luke 6:46 “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
(QUESTION: Would that be ALL the things which the Lord says, or just some of them?)
John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth. . . .”
(Should we feel good about those who say they believe “the fundamental” truths?)
(Read John 16:13 again SLOWLY!)
QUESTION: “What is truth?” (That was Pilate’s question to the Lord. – John 18:38)
(1) John 14:1-6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the . . . truth. . . .”
(2) 17:17 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
(3) 1st John 5:4-6 “And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.”
2nd Corinthians 4:1-7 “. . . not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves . . . in the sight of God.”
2nd Thessalonians 2:7-10 “[They] . . . perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
Doctrinal Error #3 “It’s legitimate for fundamentalists to rank doctrinal truths as to importance and unimportance.”
EXAMPLE: “We don’t feel the commandments are important, it’s what’s in your heart that counts.”
[OK then, let’s take a look at your heart, seeing you’ve rejected the commandments?]
Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!”
John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
15:10 “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”
[If the matter hinges on your heart we better know its limitations!]
Proverbs 28:26 “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool. . . .”
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
EXAMPLE: “The main thing is that you tithe and go to church on Sunday when you can.”
(This is what passes for “fundamentalism” now! Where do you begin with this kind of ignorance?)
Matthew 15:7-9 “But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Doctrinal Error #4 Fundamentalism modifies the word of God by “scholarship,” substituting “higher criticism” for faith in God’s revealed word, and preferring Jesuit trained “Greek” professors over the Holy Spirit.
[Those who follow in the way of these wicked men label bible believers with the crime of “King James onlyism”!]
(This is not “fundamentalism” at all: this is Catholic propaganda in action.)
QUESTION: Why is it that so many “fundamentalists” are entirely blind to the Godliness of what Kings James was part of and so willingly blind to the evil of what Westcott and Hort were part of?
ANSWER: Satan has deceived them! They are blind.
EXAMPLE: “We, here at the ‘[blah blah blah] center’ feel that doctrine isn’t important. It just divides people and causes problems.”
(1) Liar, you don’t stay away from doctrine: YOU JUST STATED A DOCTRINE!
(2) The doctrine you stated isn’t God’s doctrine: it’s your doctrine!
(3) Your doctrine was invented by Satan!
(4) Your doctrine contradicts God’s doctrine!
Proverbs 4:1-2 “For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.”
Isaiah 28:9 “and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk. . . .”
(The modern “ecumenical” movement produces “fundamentalist Christians” that are proud of being milky.)
2nd Timothy 4:1-5 “. . . reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers. . . .” [That “time” has come!]
Ephesians 5:5-11 “Be not ye therefore partakers with them . . . And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” (Fundamentalists should be reproved, not “encouraged!”)
1st Timothy 4:1 “in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. . . .” [They depart from the faith, but not from fundamentalism!]
vs. 6-7 “good doctrine” as opposed to “profane and old wives’ fables”
v. 13 “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.”
v. 16 “Take heed unto . . . the doctrine . . . in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.”
5:17 “Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour . . . they who labour in the word and doctrine.”
(So, then, why are there “religious leaders” by the thousands who say that “doctrine doesn’t matter”?!?)
vs. 14-17 “All scripture . . . is profitable for doctrine . . . That the man of God may be perfect. . . .”
Titus 1:7-9 “For a bishop must . . . be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.”
2:1 “But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine. . . .” (“become” = adorn) (“That dress becomes you!”)
vs. 9-10 “. . . that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”
vs. 7-8 “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness. . . .”
Λ 2nd John 9-10 “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed. . . .” (My God is not “ecumenical,” He is doctrinal.)
2nd Timothy 2:18 “[They] have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.”
QUESTION: If they err by saying “the resurrection is past already”, because this will “overthrow the faith of some”; how much worse off are those who insist that God promised us “a secret rapture before anything bad happens,” working to overthrow the last days faith of ALMOST EVERYBODY?
QUESTION: Should we be happy or sad that the lying doctrinal abomination of “pre-trib rapture” lies entirely within the fundamentalist churches?
FACT: Belief in “pre-trib rapture” has become the premier litmus test of fundamentalism: if you don’t believe in it, you don’t qualify as a “fundamentalist.” [Well, that leaves us out!]
QUESTION: If somebody asks you if you’re a fundamentalist, what can you say?
[Where do I start?]