Fundamentality

The current thought, in some circles, is that being a Fundamentalist is a bad thing. I checked out a list of “Must Read Christian Blogs” and found several of them to be critical of “those people” who take the Bible at It’s Word. I could almost hear the whispers of – “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” Gen 3:1b HSCB

But this is the oldest trick in the book. Isn’t it? By getting Eve to question Gods Word, while at the very same time, looking to see how strong her relationship with God was, he was able to plant a seed of doubt in her. The rest, as they say, is history.

How strong is your faith? How close are you to Him? Could a seed of doubt be planted in you?

What does it mean to be a “Fundamentalist?” Why do so many say that it’s such a monster? Lets look that dreaded word in the eye and see if it blinks ;

fun·da·men·tal

adjective: fundamental

forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.
synonyms: basic, underlying, core, foundational, rudimentary, elemental, elementary, basal, root; More
primary, prime, cardinal, first, principal, chief, key, central, vital, essential, important, indispensable, necessary, crucial, pivotal, critical;
structural, organic, constitutional, inherent, intrinsic
“fundamental principles”
antonyms: secondary, unimportant
affecting or relating to the essential nature of something or the crucial point about an issue.

noun

noun: fundamental; plural noun: fundamentals
a central or primary rule or principle on which something is based.
synonyms: basics, essentials, rudiments, foundations, basic principles, first principles, preliminaries; More
crux, crux of the matter, heart of the matter, essence, core, heart, base, bedrock;

Oh my. That seems so black and white. Not a lot of grey area to side step things that make us feel uncomfortable. Almost like – Who is not for me is against me. or I am the way the truth and the life and no man cometh unto the Father except by Me. or Go and Sin no more.

If you are faced with the decision to believe the Word of God or not you are making a fundamental decision. One that will have lasting (everlasting) consequences.

Choose carefully and be blessed

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