During the ACCC Conference in Cleveland last year, we heard a number of helpful messages. One of my favorites was preached by Dr. E. Allen Griffith. In that particular message, he points out the need for both sound doctrine and a lifestyle that backs it up. In other words, fundamentalism cannot be limited to a belief system which is separated from godliness.
Referring to Beale’s In Pursuit of Purity, Griffith stated that the early fundamentalists were concerned not only about the key doctrines, but also the godliness for which they were designed (1 Timothy 6:3-5). The Fundamentals are evidence of this historical truth. They included many articles defending good doctrine, but also included practical articles about godly living.
If you are interested in hearing the entire message, it is available here.