Post-Fundamentalist Motherhood

LateBloomer

by Latebloomer When I look at my little toddler, I am so glad that I am no longer a fundamentalist Christian. First, I don't believe in total depravity anymore, so I don't feel compelled to interpret his actions with negative terminology. The doctrine of total depravity is a common belief among fundamentalists.  It teaches that every person is born with a sin nature, separated from God, and capable of the worst kinds of evil.  It also says that proper parenting can mitigate the effects of the sin nature, but only a relationship with Jesus can make a person capable of true goodness. If I believed that my child had a sin nature that predisposed him to evil, that would … [Read more...]


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