You think you take beliefs straight from the Bible; in fact, the Bible is used to substantiate already-held beliefs.<quoted text>
Every Christian SHOULD be a fundamentalist, which is someone who holds to the fundamentals of the Christian faith.
Jesus was crystal clear on what will happen to the lukewarm church, He will SPEW (vomit, puke) them out of His mouth. "So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Rev 3:16
You people might want to actually read the bible instead of relying on wiki articles for your Christian education, lol.
Fundamentalists know little other than the Bible, which they know only selectively. They know little Church history, little formal theology.
You say that the Bible was intended to be the sole rule of faith. The Bible makes no such claim—in fact, it denies it (1 Cor. 11:2, 2 Thess. 2:15, 2 Tim. 2:2, 2 Pet. 1:20, 3:15-16).
It was the Church that formed the Bible, not the Bible that formed the Church. The New Testament wasn’t designed as a catechism. It was written to people who were already Christians, so it couldn’t have been intended as the sole source of religious teaching. In the early years, teaching was oral and was under the authority of the Church, which also decided which books belonged in the Bible and which did not.