What are your False fundamentals?

I am convinced that what drives most people away from Christianity is not the cost of discipleship but rather the cost of false fundamentals. False fundamentals make it impossible for faith to adapt to change.

Rachel Held Evans | False fundamentals.

I haven’t read Evans’ book yet, but I will at some point. However, this caught my attention. I think we all have false fundamentals. Like a fundamentalist belief in the 6-day Creation. For many, it is their one and only card holding up their faith.

For some, it is a literalist reading of this or that passage

Or the idea, which Scripture doesn’t call for, of infallibility of Scripture.

(Note to Jason – I am using the lower case ‘f’ πŸ™‚ )

I have a few singular ‘fundamentals’ but I am trying to leave upon the possibility that I may be wrong on those as well. God is the ultimate Truth, of that, I have no doubt. I, on the other hand, I am just a human who is liable to be wrong a time or a million in my life.

One thing that bothers me though is that I don’t want to become as fundamentally liberal as I was a fundamentalist conservative/close-minded/know-it-all.

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6 Replies to “What are your False fundamentals?”

  1. Well, AiG claims to accept differences in Christian beliefs.

    “We encourage Christians to know what their denomination believes and to respect issues of emphasis and importance for their church or ministries that they’re involved in.”
    http:www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2009/10/19/where-do-we-draw-the-line

    But that acceptance does not extend to different interpretations of Genesis.

  2. I’ve been reading through the comments on your post on Barry Lynn on the Ark Park and it has been quite entertaining. Keep it up, you Pharisaical antichrist! LOL! πŸ™‚

  3. A great deal of teaching comes from ‘no’. So Psalms 1 and 15 for example. A lot of fundamentals come from a ‘yes’ that must be incomplete if not downright foolish. Jonah 2:9 gives us a straight answer right in the middle of the book: those who hold to empty vanities forsake their covenant mercy. This verse in the psalm is out of context. But these are the middle words in the story.

    There’s no way you can hold your empty vanities and keep chesed. So you can’t become one of the chasidim – the people who really are known in the mercy if you hold on to ‘do it my way’.

    The psalms are the way to get there or the way to grow if you are already there. That’s my bias! Hope I survive it. I think they have wide enough reach to lead me just about everywhere in our Scriptures.

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