Your assertions require some definition of terms.
Is Calvinism, for example, "biblical Christianity"? Does it matter if we're
talking four-pointers or five-pointers? (Sorry to make them sound like
hunting trophies.) Were the Puritans of the Mayflower Compact "biblical
Christians". Was Cromwell one?
From my familiarity with the term, it is typically used by fundamentalist
readers of Scripture to distinguish themselves from those they regard as
overly reliant upon tradition, beginning with the RC Church and working
across the spectrum to other Protestants who fail the litmus test this
phrase (when used in the way I'm describing) implies.
Maybe you have a different understanding of what the terms means. But
without knowing what that understanding is, I find your statement awfully
tough to accept. The "religious freedom" sought by the Mayflower Pilgrims,
for example, was most definitely only for themselves, not for those who
wished to practice differently within their ranks.
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From: "Will Gray" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 6:16 PM
Subject: OT: Re: Politics kills mailing lists
> I add this only to clarify, and not to take sides. Biblical
> Christianity, wherever it is found, is always accompanied by freedom of