I came across ten tell tale signs a person is suspect of being a fundamentalist.
Now I call myself a Christian. The reason for this is I identify with the message of Lord God, the Father and his son, Lord Jesus Christ.
But I differ from what some say are signs of a fundamentalist.
Here are what some say are the Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian and my response.
10 - You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
Thousands of gods exist, but these are not the same as the true God in whom alone dwells immortality.
9 - You feel insulted and “dehumanized” when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
I am not insulted by other people's ignorance. In fact, only the insecure feel insulted when people express ignorance.
8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
Why would I laugh at a polytheist, when I would be more inclined to want to help them from delusion. As for the triune God, the Bible says that Jesus will send the Holy Spirit from the Father. This is not the same as polytheism, because they are all of the same spirit and when people receive the Holy Spirit, surprise, surprise, they become brothers of Jesus Christ according to Hebrews 2:11.
7 - Your face turns purple when you hear of the “atrocities” attributed to Allah, but you don’t even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in “Exodus” and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in “Joshua” including women, children, and trees!
When you understand the true purpose of God and have the truth, these issues cease to be an issue, because you learn to trust in God's judgments, mainly because God has access to omniscience which is beyond the knowledge I possess as a human being.
6 - You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
Furthermore, not only did God enable a baby to be born of a virgin, science has proven that the blood of Jesus Christ could not have been human, which supports the biblical claims that it really is the eternal blood from an eternal God that still covers humans from their sins.
5 - You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
I have no need to worry about evolution because the Bible is quite clear about the seventh day of creation still being in effect (Hebrews 4:6-8) and I have entered into God's rest.
4 - You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs — though excluding those in all rival sects - will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering. And yet consider your religion the most “tolerant” and “loving.”
The truth is the Bible teaches that Jesus died for all men, therefore all men have been saved, but it is also all men have sinned and need to repent of their sin in order to be saved. The eternal lake of fire or, as it is known, Hell, was created for the Devil and his Angels, not human beings. However, those who reject the truth are designated to join the fallen angels.
3 - While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in “tongues” may be all the evidence you need to “prove” Christianity.
The Bible says that 'tongues' are a sign for unbelievers that the supernatural exists, but the truth is the Bible also states that God invites all men to come and reason with Him (Isaiah 1:18).
2 - You define 0.01% as a “high success rate” when it comes to answered prayers. You consider that to be evidence that prayer works. And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
Anything less than 100% is not good enough for me. If somebody doesn't want to talk to me, then there is not much I can do about that. But if somebody promises to answer me when I call out to him, I expect an answer, don't you.
This is the top reason you are definitely a fundamentalist Christian:
1 - You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history - but still call yourself a Christian.
Since I am a Christian, the first thing I learned when I became a Christian is that until I personally met Jesus Christ, the Bible never seemed to make any sense to me at all. As for history, apart from my own experience in life, what other people have claimed has happened, I can only accept at face value.
From the above I am obviously not a fundamentalist Christian. Yet, I would say that I belong to Christ and because of this I call myself a Christian.
As for what I believe to be true, there are many others who may claim to be a Christian but have different views on what being a Christian means and what might qualify a person to be a Christian. One thing I do know is that Jesus prayed that all who believed in him might be one, even those whom he did not choose to be his disciples, but believed in him according to their own word, or their own reasoning.
The real question for you is Have you really sought to know the true God?
Or have you done like one person I knew who was once an atheist but challenged God.
Have you acknowledged that there has to be a God, but challenged him by declaring yourself opposed to God's ways?