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"Fundamentalists emphasize a strict literal interpretation of the Bible"(1).

General guidelines on salvation

Luke 18:18-20 (King James Version)
18: And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
19: And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
20: Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

Why are Jesus words confusing and seem to conflict?

Matthew 13:9-11 (King James Version)
9: Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10: And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11:He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Fundamentalist are extremely nationalistic, do their beliefs reflect Americans beliefs? No, obviously many believe as they do, many more are part of a spiritual melting pot. 65% believed that heaven wasn't exclusively Christian. 52 percent do not agree with doctrines many religions teach, particularly conservative denominations(2 ).

What are the trends in America's spiritual make up? Toward the end of first decade of the new millennium Christianity, continued a decline it has seen since the 1990's from 86.2 percent to 76 percent. Ninety percent of the decline comes from the non catholic segment of Christianity. The number of atheist doubled from 2001 (3 ).

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