The Spectrum of Christian Thought

The Spectrum of Christian Thought - ML LThe Spectrum of...

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L Ra F E ML The Spectrum of Christian Thought 1. Fundamentalist (1920) -Curtis Lee Laws Baptist minister opposes literary criticism of Bible should be read literally -Watchmen—Examiner (1920) -Bob Jones Jr—Greenville, SC -Rev. Jerry Fallwell Baptist minister (Liberty University in VA); moral majority -Rev. Oral Roberts Oral Roberts University (Pentecostal) Teachings: -Literal heaven/hell=both eternal -Trinity -Divinity of Jesus -Virgin Birth -Atoning death on cross -physical resurrection/ascension into heaven *Salvation by faith alone* -once a person accepts Jesus as Lord/Savior=saved ”born again” -If you don’t accept Jesus hell Oppose: -liberalism in any form -denounce Catholicism -alcohol, smoking, dancing -most movies -“Bible based”
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Evangelical split in 1950’s -use some literary criticism -more willing to share with Main Line Christians -Rev. Billy Graham (S. Baptist) TV -Josh McDowell (S. Baptist): “Evidence That Demands a Verdict” “More than a Carpenter”
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