Fundamentalist churches uphold the following doctrines they consider to be "fundamental":

  • The inerrancy of the Bible
  • The literal nature of the Biblical accounts, especially regarding Christ's miracles and the Creation account in Genesis
  • The Virgin Birth of Christ
  • The bodily resurrection and physical return of Christ
  • The substitutionary atonement of Christ on the cross

However, many who support these points would now use the term "evangelical" to refer to themselves. Those who continue to use the term Fundamental generally also uphold the following convictions:

  • Dispensational understanding of scripture
  • Christian separation from the world
  • Political and social conservatism