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    Could someone give me 10 reasons why we Nazarene are not fundamentalist?

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    Ben, thanks The hot link to Strange Bedfellows is the same as the first link Again Thanks
    Larry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parsons View Post
    Ben, thanks The hot link to Strange Bedfellows is the same as the first link Again Thanks
    Larry
    Here is a link that has Stan Ingersol's article.
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    Larry and others,

    I just posted on Naznet a very short review of the new book, Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists. Find the longer review of my website:

    http://thomasjayoord.com/index.php/b...undamentalism/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parsons View Post
    Could someone give me 10 reasons why we Nazarene are not fundamentalist?
    1. Fundamentalists believe the chicken had no choice in crossing the road, Nazarene's do.
    2. How many Fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb? NONE! The Bible does not say anything about light bulbs!!!
    3. How many Nazarenes does it take? While there is no Scriptural mention of light bulbs, reason dictates that we change it and that has been our tradition.
    4. Nazarenes are typically more fun at parties, but not by much and only compared to Mormons.
    5. Fundamentalists can say Ass in church. Nazarenes only get to say Donkey.
    6. Fundamentalist read the KJV. Nazarenes only pray in King James.
    7. Fundamentalists will mix religion and politics. Nazarenes will not permit mixed bathing.
    8. Fundamentalists take the Bible literally. Nazarenes got their name from the Bible.
    9. Nazarenes believe in a big tent. Fundamentalists don't like camping.
    10. Fundamentalists take things literally. Nazarenes get the joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gerber View Post
    1. Fundamentalists believe the chicken had no choice in crossing the road, Nazarene's do.
    2. How many Fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb? NONE! The Bible does not say anything about light bulbs!!!
    3. How many Nazarenes does it take? While there is no Scriptural mention of light bulbs, reason dictates that we change it and that has been our tradition.
    4. Nazarenes are typically more fun at parties, but not by much and only compared to Mormons.
    5. Fundamentalists can say Ass in church. Nazarenes only get to say Donkey.
    6. Fundamentalist read the KJV. Nazarenes only pray in King James.
    7. Fundamentalists will mix religion and politics. Nazarenes will not permit mixed bathing.
    8. Fundamentalists take the Bible literally. Nazarenes got their name from the Bible.
    9. Nazarenes believe in a big tent. Fundamentalists don't like camping.
    10. Fundamentalists take things literally. Nazarenes get the joke.
    This post is impressive. Very, very impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Burch View Post
    This post is impressive. Very, very impressive.
    I forgot 'sarcasm.' you used to be a Nazarene, right? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gerber View Post
    I forgot 'sarcasm.' you used to be a Nazarene, right? :-)
    Once upon a time! Lol, I am just impressed with your ability to put these together and in such a humorous way. Well done. Awesome post.
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    I'm still a little sensitive from my experiences on the Holiness Today Facebook page. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parsons View Post
    Could someone give me 10 reasons why we Nazarene are not fundamentalist?
    Why do you need 10? I think the articles presented do a pretty good job of explaining how fundamentalism is a bad fit for the CotN
    "Love without holiness disintegrates into sentimentality. Personal integrity is lost. But holiness without love is not holiness at all. In spite of its label, it displays harshness, judgmentalism, a critical spirit, and all its capacity for discrimination end in nit-picking and divisiveness."-Mildred Bangs Wynkoop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parsons View Post
    Ben, thanks The hot link to Strange Bedfellows is the same as the first link Again Thanks
    Larry
    Sorry, Larry.

    Strange Bedfellows: The Nazarenes and Fundamentalism - Stan Ingersol (2005)

    For some reason it won't allow me to edit my first post. Could a moderator fix the URL for me? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gerber View Post
    1. Fundamentalists believe the chicken had no choice in crossing the road, Nazarene's do.
    2. How many Fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb? NONE! The Bible does not say anything about light bulbs!!!
    3. How many Nazarenes does it take? While there is no Scriptural mention of light bulbs, reason dictates that we change it and that has been our tradition.
    4. Nazarenes are typically more fun at parties, but not by much and only compared to Mormons.
    5. Fundamentalists can say Ass in church. Nazarenes only get to say Donkey.
    6. Fundamentalist read the KJV. Nazarenes only pray in King James.
    7. Fundamentalists will mix religion and politics. Nazarenes will not permit mixed bathing.
    8. Fundamentalists take the Bible literally. Nazarenes got their name from the Bible.
    9. Nazarenes believe in a big tent. Fundamentalists don't like camping.
    10. Fundamentalists take things literally. Nazarenes get the joke.
    I agree with Ben your post was neat. What does the fundamentalists believe about hens?Ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin Burch View Post
    Wow. That short article fits our current situation so well!
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    Ben, thank you for posting these links, they are very helpful for my current situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Schmidt View Post
    Wow. That short article fits our current situation so well!
    Amazing indeed. It could have been written today. Seems little changes, if at all. The only difference is the internet we have today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parsons View Post
    Could someone give me 10 reasons why we Nazarene are not fundamentalist?
    What do you think, Larry. Did you get sufficient answers?
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    David Gerber, the NN forum would not allow me to click the "laughing" button 3-4 times, if I were to be allowed to click it as many times as your post got me LOL'ing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gerber View Post
    1. Fundamentalists believe the chicken had no choice in crossing the road, Nazarene's do.
    2. How many Fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb? NONE! The Bible does not say anything about light bulbs!!!
    3. How many Nazarenes does it take? While there is no Scriptural mention of light bulbs, reason dictates that we change it and that has been our tradition.
    4. Nazarenes are typically more fun at parties, but not by much and only compared to Mormons.
    5. Fundamentalists can say Ass in church. Nazarenes only get to say Donkey.
    6. Fundamentalist read the KJV. Nazarenes only pray in King James.
    7. Fundamentalists will mix religion and politics. Nazarenes will not permit mixed bathing.
    8. Fundamentalists take the Bible literally. Nazarenes got their name from the Bible.
    9. Nazarenes believe in a big tent. Fundamentalists don't like camping.
    10. Fundamentalists take things literally. Nazarenes get the joke.
    I don't know how Ben could possibly stay away. Someday he'll be back.

    Did you write this, or was it among the "hidden" writings of Phineas Bresee?

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    Sadly, although I believe this to be just as relevant today as it must have been back then, someone will inevitably tell me that I have (once again!) misunderstood and misread the author's true intent.

    For instance: I read, "It is absolutely impossible for us to accept their extreme positions on the verbal inspiration of the Bible as differing from the plenary inspiration as held by our church..." They will tell me it says, "We believed, and always have believed, in the verbal and inerrant Word of God."

    Thanks for the post, Ben. Even though I am surely misreading it, I liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis M. Scott View Post
    I don't know how Ben could possibly stay away. Someday he'll be back.

    Did you write this, or was it among the "hidden" writings of Phineas Bresee?
    They weren't hidden so much as just creatively stored in the archives. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Deventer View Post
    What do you think, Larry. Did you get sufficient answers?

    Hans, I have always knew that we were not fundamentalist. What brought this on. I was talking to one of our preacher and I mention that the church of the Nazarene was not a fundamentalist. He said we used to be and I said no we was never a fundamental church and told him that does mean that we don’t believe in fundamentals doctrine of the bible. I told him our church is not like the fundamental Baptist and I mention Jerry Falwel. After I left him I wish I had a list of reason why to share with him. This is the reason I ask for list. Dennis Bratcher has paper call Neo- Fundamentalism that you may like to read. Han, we are evangelical and not fundamentalist. and there is big diffrence between us that I have just learn and for fun I will try to come up with 10 reasons why we are not fundamentalist to share with my friend so thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Gerber View Post
    I'm still a little sensitive from my experiences on the Holiness Today Facebook page. ;-)
    I must be ignorant. I can't find anything on the HT FB page by you Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Richardson View Post
    I must be ignorant. I can't find anything on the HT FB page by you Dave.
    He's talking about the loooooooong comment thread on this post: http://www.facebook.com/holinesstoda...09858145794127

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Schmidt View Post
    He's talking about the loooooooong comment thread on this post: http://www.facebook.com/holinesstoda...09858145794127
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    I know from what I have read of Wiley he was pretty big in trying to keep the CotN out of the fundamentalist movement and thinking.
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    Okay, I'll agree that the COTN is "generally" not Fundamentalist...... but in the 24 years or so that I was a part of it, I found that it was incredibly legalistic..... especially here in Queensland....... e.g. No Drinking, No Dancing, No Movies, No Smoking, No Make-up (and for me especially..... No dress ring, no wrist watch with a bright blue face, no bright ties, no shoulder length hair and no dating women who came from a more "liberal" Nazarene church)

    In fact some of my "fundy" friends used to be critical of the COTN because of its legalism. (SOme of them drank and smoked) Yet, today, when I look at the Fundamentalist churches they are very legalistic and authoritarian in other ways. So how can the COTN be nonfundamentalist and yet legalistic in some parts of the world?

    Is it possible? If not, are those branches of the COTN fundamentalist also?

    Personally I would find Fundamentalism and legalism as "friendly bedfellows"!

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    David,
    Legalism and fundamentalism are in fact two different things but I doubt people that are overly legalistic have too clear a grasp on why we are not fundamentalists anyway. However, to be fair, I know that my parents were part of the early scene and where quite comfortable with legalism though rarely had the dismissiveness that went with it. I was, however, clearly able to understand why we were not fundamentalists at a fairly young age because of the way they structured their faith.


    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Parsons View Post
    Hans, I have always knew that we were not fundamentalist. What brought this on?

    As far as I am aware the early Nazarene leaders immediately recognised the problems associated with fundamentalism when it raised its head about the time that the church was coming together. There was never a time that the church saw itself as part of the fundamentalist cause. I actually touched on this on Sunday. While many may have even felt some of the principles were important no early leader was prepared to say that these are the things that make a Christian a Christian which is what fundamentalism basically stands for. We have always believed that we are saved by grace through faith and that for us means that anything that substitutes something else for grace is a problem and that includes correct belief. An insistence on correct belief says in short we are saved by the fitness of our belief which is “fundamentally (excused the pun) flawed. Fundamentalism's biggest problem is not that they assert literal inspiration of scriptures (only one of their fundamental assertion) – it is that they think that believing such is essential to salvation. If they held that position but said there was room for other views we probably would feel quite comfortable with them after all they are committed to dispensationalism -just like we are (quoting from Foghorn Leghorn for those that may be scratching their heads about my last sentence: “That’s a joke son”).
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    Those who lean toward fundamentalism also stay away from reading Wiley, Corlett, and Ingersol. They likely aren't reading a lot of Benjamin Burch, either.

    Ingersol? Good grief, he's an archivist! They don't know what one of those is, but it must be something Catholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis M. Scott View Post
    Ingersol? Good grief, he's an archivist! They don't know what one of those is, but it must be something Catholic.
    WE really do need a ROTFLOL smilie cuz that's what I am doing! [says the daughter of a university archivist]
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    I know that Nazarenes are not fundamentalists from my father who was a Naz pastor.

    When moving to another church, he told our family that the new destination had a nicer parsonage and more young people with whom we could associate. He didn't mention anything about, "God has called me...."
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    Many of the rules (legalism), was a backlash at the society of the day. They where looking for a way to set themselves apart from the world of that day and time. I know though that drinking probably had more to with prohibition and those who came out of alcoholism than probably just being legalistic. Since the church formed during the time of prohibition in the United States.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Unger View Post
    WE really do need a ROTFLOL smilie cuz that's what I am doing! [says the daughter of a university archivist]
    Had to google that one. I suppose I am now of the age where rolling on the floor when laughing isn't likely to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Morrison View Post
    Had to google that one. I suppose I am now of the age where rolling on the floor when laughing isn't likely to happen.

    BILL
    Also helps to have the giggle gene within ya, Bill. Like having a funny bone in your soul that erupts at the strangest moments. That'd be me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Susan Unger View Post
    Also helps to have the giggle gene within ya, Bill. Like having a funny bone in your soul that erupts at the strangest moments. That'd be me.
    Like even in church sometimes when it is not quite the time ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina Stevenson View Post
    Like even in church sometimes when it is not quite the time ?
    Oh, I do that allllll the time....right in the middle of the sermon.
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    "....Then the manner in which some of these leaders assume the position of
    judges over God‟s heritage is absolutely disgusting. We were in conversation
    with the president of a thoroughly orthodox holiness college, belonging to a
    sister holiness denomination, in which he told of his experience with the
    organized Fundamentalist group. This group was investigating the standing
    of colleges so as to present a list of “Fundamentalist” schools to the church
    world. Because of a difference in belief on the second coming of Christ this
    holiness school was excluded from the list. We agree fully with the president
    of that college when he said, “Who are those fellows that we should depend
    upon their endorsement to make us an orthodox college?” There is not a
    holiness college in existence which needs the endorsement of that group,
    and any such college that courts their favor compromises its doctrinal
    position to secure it...."


    Amazing this was from 1935. Sounds like the man was writing about Lighthouse Trails Research and Reformed Nazarene websites of today.
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