The term “fundamentalist” comes with a century of baggage. It can be confused with any number of notions and assigned to a variety of people and groups. But despite its varied history, the actual “fundamentals” of the faith from which the name derives are quite clear, straightforward, and stand as classic understandings of biblical faith.
So whether you know it or not, you might be a fundamentalist.
You might be a fundamentalist if… (These are the historic fundamentals of Fundamentalism from The Fundamentals as laid out in J.I. Packer’s Fundamentalism and the Word of God, p. 28)
- You believe in the inspiration and inerrancy of Scripture.
- You believe in the deity of Christ.
- You believe in Jesus’ virgin birth and miracles.
- You believe in Christ’s penal, substitutionary death for our sins.
- You believe in Christ’s physical resurrection and personal return.
Question: So are you a theological fundamentalist?