Fundamentalists And Evangelicals By Definition Are Heretics 1



Fundamentalists and Evangelicals By Definition Are Heretics
By Gary Amirault
Most Fundamentalists and Evangelicals believe in the Doctrine of Free Will. One must choose to believe and follow Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior in this lifetime or be damned to everlasting punishment in a lake of fire and brimstone – a place they call Hell. They have simplified their teaching into what is commonly called “Four Spiritual Laws.” Sometimes it is called “The Roman Road.” The central theme is man’s free will to choose their eternal destiny.
Anyone who has been around the Christian world, especially the Fundamentalist, Evangelical, Charismatic or
Pentecostal varieties know that word “heretic” is used rather freely and widely to condemn most of mankind to eternal torments.
The New Testament Greek word for a heretic is Strong’s number 141 hairetos from Strong’s 140 hairetizo which means according to Zondervan’s The Strongest Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible “to choose” (for the purpose of showing special favor, chosen).” Now that’s interesting, isn’t it? So then one free to choose their fate by exercising their own free will is by biblical Greek definition a heretic!
If heretics are doomed to everlasting punishment in a place called Hell, then Hell will be full of heretics of the Fundamentalist, Evangelical, Charismatic and Pentecostal varieties!
A heretic by use of their “free will” is a factious or a divisive person. At last count, there are over 40,000 denominations or sects in Christianity.  Wow, talk about divisive! Paul, the apostle to the nations warned in his letters about following men: “I am of Paul. I am of Apollos. I am of Cephas, I am of Christ. What! Is Christ divided?” 1 Cor. 12:12, 13
Yes, Christianity is VERY divided because of “free will.” If there is a Hell for heretics, it is filled with Christians!
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  • praveen

    wow gary
    well said
    one other point some one has brought up on a paper on determinism (may be its Talbott)
    if free will is indeed free of any constraints, then how can you trust your random freewill? isn’t it a crap-shoot, since nothing determines your free will?