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  1. Chris

    I agree wholeheartedly. I just discovered this website and am glad there are others out there who have had a similar experience. I have been a member of four different IFB churches in my life and am familiar with scores of others. Most of them are cult-like in practice. Some common themes I have noticed: dictator pastors with little to no accountability, legalism (in particular with regards to dress, music, and tithing), preacher worship, anti-intellectualism, irrational KJV-onlyism, little to no teaching on doctrine, theology, or apologetics, racism, hyperdispensationalism, and easy-believism. Not every IFB church has all of these issues, but most have most of them. Amazing similarities for churches that claim to be independent!

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  2. Erik

    Having a undergrad diploma and a masters in Biblical Theology with a history minor, all from an IFB college’s I have a deep understanding on how narrow minded they can be. The irony of this whole thing is that they are Independent. They are not tied down to this mentality and each church that I have been to, and trust me, I have been to over a hundred churches nation wide, have different standards and often times use multiple different versions of the Bible within their congregations. Everyone is different.
    Just for the record, why would anyone use anything other than the KJB. The most preserved and oldest translation of the Original Manuscripts.

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    • Having a undergrad diploma and a masters in Biblical Theology with a history minor, all from an IFB college’s I have a deep understanding on how narrow minded they can be. The irony of this whole thing is that they are Independent. They are not tied down to this mentality and each church that I have been to, and trust me, I have been to over a hundred churches nation wide, have different standards and often times use multiple different versions of the Bible within their congregations. Everyone is different.

      You must have missed my article about this topic: http://www.baptistdeception.com/independent-deception/

      Just for the record, why would anyone use anything other than the KJB. The most preserved and oldest translation of the Original Manuscripts.

      This is probably the most popular topic on the site. You should start here for more information: http://www.baptistdeception.com/kjv-only-deception/

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  3. Kelly

    That article is spot-on with my experiences with IFB! Additionally, a ‘nouthetic counselor’ who happened to be our church pastor at the time did exactly these things and more because he twisted Scriptures to ‘support’ his stupid rules that he literally tried to force upon an entire church to gain utter control of the congregation. They eventually fired his ass when the church was almost split, had huge money problems (lot’s of money unaccounted for), and he is still practicing his abuse and living large at Faith Bible Church in Lafayette, Indiana. It sickens me.
    Have you ever looked into the personalities that are in charge of NANC? I believe they have their headquarters at this same church. The church pastor there is all about control and rules, and nothing about a loving and gracious God.

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