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Evangelical Or Fundamentalists

What are the differences between evangelicals and fundamentalists Christians? What protestant denomination falls on the evangelicals side and fundamentalists side?

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I am a fundamentalist and our only authority is the Holy King James Bible. We don't have a headquarters to tell us what to do. Most of us call ourselves bablicostal, which means we like a lively church full of the spirit, lots of singing, testimonies, prayer, preaching and yes, shouting at times. We only use the english language. cont...
---dasmfaircloth on 8/9/07

Basically an evangelical is liberal and witnesses to outsiders in order to win them to the Lord. "But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry." II Timothy 4:5. And a fundamentalist is more conservative in their faith, and many don't believe supernatural manifestations are for the present age, like speaking in tongues, prophesying, or healing. i don't follow protestantism, but Christian denominations either believe in the supernatural, or else have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof.
---Eloy on 3/20/07

Hello, Derek: Thanks for this new information.
---linda6546 on 6/4/05

Historically, the divide between evangelicalism (technically known as new evangelicalism) and fundamentalism is based on the biblical doctrine of separation which is based upon the Holiness of God. Separation has two main components taught in the Bible. Personal and Ecclesiastical separation. See 1 John 2:15-17 and 2 Corinthians 6 respectively.
---Derek on 6/2/05

Hello,Ulrika: True, I encountered these terms when I was already out of my former church. I wanted to know what's the difference between evangelicals and fundamentalists, and I wanted to know where was I at "that point in my life". I am very thankful for the verses the Bloggers shared with me. It help me mapped out my own journey. I am not yet through with the Notes I am taking because I am seriously considering each verse. Thank you.
---linda6546 on 5/10/05

I thought you wanted to know what we believed and why. How better can we know about God and his will than reading his will?
---Ulrika on 5/10/05

You are right, Elsie. I used to belong to a church where adherence to the bible teaching was paramount and proclaiming the word of God, especially Jesus' coming, is a priority. The question whether my former church was an evangelical or fundamentalist came when I encountered fundamentalist, evangelicals, mainline religion, dogmatic, etc., from readings. Now I realized that we were trained to become fundamentalist-evangelicals.
---linda6546 on 5/10/05

I believe in the great commission too. Matthew 28:19
I confess I do not witness nearly as often as I should.
---Ulrika on 5/9/05

linda: Actually, being in but not of the world is humbling. I see people who struggle with sins and issues that I have only been given victory because of God's grace. I do not feel superior, but compassionate. They are struggling to stop behaviors without God's Holy Spirit. I cannot stop without the Holy Spirit. Thank God I have His Power to stop.
---Madison on 5/9/05

Thanks Linda, I hope these verses will help you. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one God. Jn 14:23-26 Jn 16:7-10 Acts 1:3-5 1Jn 5-7
God created the heavens and earth.
Ge 1:1 Col 1:16 Jn 1:1-5,10,14-17
Jesus is the Son of God Jn 1:33,34
I use my concordance in the back of my Bible to find what verses have the subject I'm looking for.
---Ulrika on 5/9/05

Shira: Could separation be done? How? Madison: The feeling of being "in" the world but not "of"it is a very alienating. Could this not lead to the feeling of being "superior"?
---linda6546 on 5/9/05

Hello, Randy: From the magazine and site you suggested, I understand that Christians in the US can be open to what party they are going to vote and they can be a strong political force if they unite. The articles Ive read from that magazine made me to understand the present happenings in my own country: a well-known evangelist (pastor) ran for presidency. I was trying to understand his Christian reasons before the election. I always believe that Christians must be apolitical. Now I am seeing new things.
---linda6546 on 5/9/05

Hello, Barbra: Thank you for the definitions and for the two Bible verses you provided. I am trying to classify Christians because there are some differences that I observed. Now I understand that one can be a fundamentalist and an evangelist at the same time. Thank you, Ulrika, for the verses that made me see your belief system, and thank you, Eloia and Bruce for making me have the living examples of the fundamentalist-evangelicals.
---linda6546 on 5/9/05

Hello, Ulrika: Thank you for the Bible verses you provided me. There are five major fundamentalists beliefs that I could see from the outline you gave. I am taking down notes on each Bible verse and I am still on topic #4.
---linda6546 on 5/9/05

Dear Linda: Evangelicals are folks who carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others at home and sometimes throughout the world. Fundamentalists try to live out their lives by adhering as strictly as possible to the Bible. We take this very seriously, as described by the Bloggers below. We can be fundamental and evangelical at the same time. Many denominations, including the Catholics, share an evangelical message by their lives and their words yet they would not call themselves evangelicals nor fundamentalists. Bless you as you learn about the life and saving grace of our Lord Jesus!
---Elsie on 5/8/05

Thank you, Randy, for the info re Sojourners Magazine. I am having a trial subscription and I have read two articles that made me see the predicaments of the "evangelicals" and "fundamentalist". I am still learning my way through. Thank you.
---linda6546 on 5/8/05

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I am a fundamentalist. I believe the Bible is the word of God.Heb 4:12 1Pe 1:25 Col 3:16 2Timothy 3:16 I believe in salvation through faith in Jesus's death and resurection to pay the price for our sins. Eph 2:8,9 Ro 3:24 Ro 6:14 Acts 4:12 Titus 3:5,6 We are sealed by the Holy Sphirit so we don't lose our salvation 2Cor 1:22 Eph 1:13 Eph 4:30 This does not mean we can do what we want. Ro 6:1 Ro 12:1-4 1Titus 4:12 3Jn 1:11 1Jn 1:5-8 1Jn 2:15-17 The Lord forgives us if we confess our sins. 1Jn 1:9
---Ulrika on 5/7/05

I am a fundamentalist.I believe in salvation through faith in Jesus's death and resurection to pay the price for our sins. Eph 2:8,9 Ro 3:24 Ro 6:14 Acts 4:12 Titus 3:5,6
We are sealed by the Holy Sphirit so we don't lose our salvation 2Cor 1:22 Eph 1:13 Eph 4:30
This does not mean we can do what we want. Ro 6:1 Ro 12:1-4 1Titus 4:12 3Jn 1:11 1Jn 1:5-8 1Jn 2:15-17
The Lord forgives us if we confess our sins. 1Jn 1:9
---Ulrika on 5/7/05

Shira: Separation from what? I teach in a public school, go to a public university for graduate school, did an internship in a public agency, eat in public restaurants. What do we need to be separate from? We are to be IN the world, but not OF the world. Thank the Lord Jesus never believed in separation.
---Madison on 5/7/05

madison, the problem with some independents is legalism. I do not attend a church like that, but I have been to some. We don't believe in alcohol, and we believe in seperation. We believe in being "different" so the world will know we represent our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If we can't have a good testimony, we can't witness very well.
---shira_5965 on 5/7/05

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The true worship of God is obedience. "Obedience is better than sacrifice" God wants our love for him demonstrated. Lip service is sickening to him. HE hates it.
---Eloia on 5/7/05

Thank you folks, for the many response. I guess I have given myself lots of assignments. I don't want to be lost in the definitions. But will have the weekend to look into your responses.
---linda6546 on 5/7/05

I started out going to a very fundamental church back in the 70s, where you didn't play cards, or go to movies, or drink, or anything else. The fundamentalists I knew were legalistic in teaching.

I now attend a more evangelical church. Sound scriptural doctrinal teachings. No legalism. Pure worship of the Lord. Evangelistic in outreach.
---Madison on 5/6/05

Candice, I am dasmfaircloth, also shira 5965. I go to an independent baptist church in Lakeland, Georgia called Gospel Light Baptist Church, Bro. Chad Bailey pastor. A young man in his late 20's full of God's power with a sweet wife. He has a twin bro in Live Oak Fla named Bro. Brad Bailey who is pastor also. I can't tell them apart except they had different ties.
---shira_5965 on 5/6/05

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I agree with Eloia4437
---Bruce5656 on 5/6/05

From what I know you can be evangelical and fundamental and you can be evangelical and liberal. I think this blog reflects the evangelical/fundamental view pretty well. If you want a different view of a committed evangelical faith try the search engine for the Sojourners Magazine. It emphasizes a Christian response to justice and mercy issues like poverty, war, and hunger, subjects that are really not discussed here.
---randy on 5/6/05

Evangelicals are those who recognize the authority of the Christian Gospel of the New Testament ,especially the four Gospels.They adhere to the belief salvation is is by faith and grace rather than works and sacaraments alone.This seems to cover most of the mainline churches including Pentacostal.It sounds like fundamentalists,for the most part, also fall into that group.
---Darlene_1 on 5/6/05

I'm a long time evangelical fundamentalist. Evangelicals obey the scripture which commands us to preach the gospel of salvation to the lost everywhere. We are also fundamental in that we believe the whole Word of God to be the whole truth and without fault. II Tim. 3:16
If God said it, it's the truth and we believe it. AMEN.
---Eloia4437 on 5/6/05

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I use the NKJV but I guess I'm also a fundementalist, olderfashioned & I'm in my older20's!, but anyhow, dasmfaircloth, where do you go?
---candice on 5/6/05

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FUNDAMENTAL - constituting a foundation, basic, primary,
FUNDAMENTALISM - the belief that all statements made in the Bible are to be taken literally. In the U.S., a movement among Protestants holding such a belief.
LIBERALISM - A Protestant church movement advocating considerable latitude in Scriptural interpretation and in doctrine;
compare with Fundamentalism.
A movement, or tendency verging on secular
humanism and rejecting much orthodox theology.

Sometimes the policies or principles of the Liberal Party

Dictionary definitions
---Barbara on 5/6/05

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EVANGELIST (EVANGELISM) - A messenger of God - a preacher of the Gospel.

Ephesians 4:11.- "An He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists and some pastors and teachers" Because this is said by Christ Himself, evangelists are essential parts of the church. They should be considered fundamental, basic and essential.

2 Timothy 4:5 to proclaim glad tidings

Missionaries are evangelists
---Barbara on 5/6/05

We are baptist buy since I've been on christianet, I have noticed some call themselves evangelicals and that covers a wide range of things so I would like to know what an evangelicals is myself.
---shira_5965 on 5/6/05

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