Christian Fundamentalism Essay

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Christian Fundamentalism is a part of the Fundamentalist movement that began in the late 19th century in response to the challenges of Modernism, which portrayed strictly grounded beliefs regarding the literal translation of the Bible, and the way life has been created. Throughout history, the beliefs of Christian- or more specifically, Creationist fundamentalists have been molded and shaped due to the rise of intruding ideas regarding science and evolution. As a result, concepts such as Intelligent Design have risen as a response to such ideas. The contradictory nature of Christian fundamentalists comes into play when the concept of Intelligent Design is compared to their original beliefs. Their original beliefs are established in The Fundamentals of Faith, which was published in 1910-1915. By describing the beliefs of Creationist Christian Fundamentalists before and after the rise of evolution, I will prove how their adaptation to evolution through the acceptance of concepts such as Intelligent Design is contradictory to their beliefs. The Fundamentals of Faith was established in the late 19th century. Firstly, I will describe a few of the beliefs listed in The Fundamentals of Faith so that I can later prove the contradictory nature of Creationist Fundamentalists. Firstly, they believe in the inerrancy of the Bible. They believe that every word in the Bible came from the Holy Ghost, or God himself. They don’t support the idea that “foolish” humans had any influence on any parts of the Bible. In other words, every word in the Bible is spoken by God only- and thus every single word is true and divine. Another belief is that God exists in three parts, The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that all three of these are equal to one God that is perfect. Therefore, they state that there is only one God who rules the Earth. Another point made is that
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