"Fundamentalism usually has a religious connotation that indicates unwavering attachment to a set of irreducible beliefs.”—Wikipedia online
Over the years I’ve observed people who were very convinced that they had exactly the right beliefs. If following these beliefs ended up deeply hurting others it didn’t seem to matter at all. Fundamentalism is often characterized by a very twisted thinking in which correct beliefs are seen as being THE most important thing of all. It is amazing how black and white the words of Jesus are in which He clearly taught that the way we treat others will be be the top priority when we face the final judgment day (read Matthew 25:31-46). There is not ONE WORD in this passage about having correct beliefs, subscribing to certain creeds, etc. What separates the sheep from the goats is their attitude towards others. Should we not take this passage more seriously than we have? Should we not be hearing more expositions on this clear teaching? In our deeply troubled world there is much tribalism and warfare going on over ideologies and beliefs. We all need to do some earnest heart searching to avoid getting dragged into this confusion and insanity. Jesus, Who was God Incarnate, indeed showed us a better way which is centered in His command to love one another (see John 13:34-35; 1 John 3:23).
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