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From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean?

Many denominations teach that the Bible is the "Inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God." Detractors of Christianity, and even other denominations within Christianity disagree with all or some of ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 7:26-40 not the 'Word of God'?

Paul makes clear in 1 Corinthians 7:25 that the following section is not a word from God but his (Paul's) opinion: Now concerning the betrothed, I have no command from the Lord, but I give my ...
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Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?

Something that always bothers me which I witness to Catholics: the well-meaning ones tell me I am a Protestant and say that "we protested the Catholic Church". This isn't true, the Baptist Church was ...
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What is fundamentalism?

John Piper lists a series of traits that he respects about fundamentalists, yet he does not consider himself one. In the context of Christianity (of course), what is a fundamentalist? And ...
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You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___

What sources could one appeal to if trying to argue if a doctrine was or was not consistent with fundamentalism? The question What is fundamentalism? identifies the historical source and some of the ...
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Biblical literalness and the speed of light [duplicate]

How do biblical literalists defend that if a star is 10 million light years away and we can see the light from it, therefore the Earth would have to be at least 10 million years old? That is, ...
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From a Fundamentalist viewpoint, what does it mean to “take the Bible literally”?

In my previous answer on this question, while discussing Biblical Inerrancy, I stated: The doctrine of inerrancy does not imply hyper-literalism. As noted above, in the second possible mechanism ...
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What “fundamentalist” beliefs are most commonly rejected by “moderate” Christians? [closed]

On this site there is plenty of information about what the "official" doctrines of various denominations are, but I doubt that the majority of Christians follow all of these to the letter. Have there ...