The Difference between Fundamentalists and Liberals.


Dean Gotcher

Fundamentalists (or believers) hold themselves and others accountable to doing right and not wrong, thus feeling guilty (and making others feel guilty) for doing wrong.

Liberals compromise (are "open minded"), ridiculing, mocking, berating fundamentalists (believers, i.e., those who refuse to compromise) until they become silent ("tolerate" the liberal's ways), are "converted" to liberalism (see things the liberal's way), leave (being accused of being 'irrational'—because they refuse to compromise their position, with their position, and therefore themselves being treated as being 'irrelevant'—because they continue to hold on to their position—making it to painful to stay), or are chased out (fearing for their safety and/or the safety of their children and/or friends) so that they (liberals) can do wrong without having a guilty conscience, i.e. so that they can sin with impunity (with everyone's approval).

While both conservatives and liberals 'justify' themselves (their actions) along a spectrum from family to personal to social "need," holding themselves and others accountable to man, fundamentalists (believers), being justified by faith in Christ Jesus alone (with righteousness being imputed by faith in Him alone), hold themselves and others accountable to God above all.

"Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:15

A father does not tolerate his children's 'compromising' of his commands but chastens them that they might do his will, i.e., that they might do what is right, or casts them out, as "children of disobedience," when they refuse to do his will, doing their will, i.e., serving their own carnal "self interest" instead.

"For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." Matthew 12:50

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven." Matthew 7:21

Jesus came that we might know His Heavenly Father, that we might know His love for us, not that we could do our will, with indifference to His.

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6

Fundamentalists (believers), not liberals or even conservatives, deny themselves and endure the rejection of others for their faith, i.e., follow after Jesus in obedience to His Father, seeking to do their Heavenly Father's will in all things as well.

"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." John 5:30

"For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak." John 12:49

"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." "Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." John 15: 9-14 (excerpts)

"And he [Jesus] said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." Luke 9:23

"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 2 Corinthian 10:5

"Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31

It is why "liberal minded 'Christians,'" deceiving not only themselves but others who follow after them in their carnal ways, mock, ridicule, berate the fundamentalist (the believer), persecuting him or her for their faith.

"Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." 2 Titus 3:12

"Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men." 1 Corinthians 3:18-21

"Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5:1-17

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away." "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13; 4:3, 4

"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." Galatians 6:4

"Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it." Matthew 10:32-39

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Titus 2: 11-14

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2015