So for example a child who was abused by his father who used a belt to beat him, will forever equate his father and that belt with abuse. When a particular church or organization abuse a person and they use the Bible to perform the abuse, you can deduce what will happen.The one thing that a person needs to heal from an abusive situation, the Bible, is the very thing that person can’t turn to because it was the object of the abuse.Finally, please feel free to participate in our monthly survey (poll changes will depend on the amount of interest this site generates).
Because of the definition of a cult I can’t say that the IFB is a cult exactly, however, it does have some cult characteristics which I will expose.For example the IFB churches that I have experienced, believe that a person can not truly be saved if they read a version of scripture other than the King James Version.I have spoken with many Atheists who explain to me reasons behind their decision to become an Atheists and they are very similar to the experiences I had growing up in my IFB church.The analogy that works better here is the baker who mixed a teaspoon of dog poop in his brownie mix.Only God has the power to judge a person’s heart and save him/her.
Be careful to not give the IFB or any religious organization for that matter, the praise and glory that only belongs to God.
Are we not supposed to be an example of Christ to the world?
I’m convinced that much of the world’s difficulties, including Atheism, is a direct result of this “bad stuff” from the church.
To the right please find links to many of the false teachings of the IFB.
I encourage you to speak your defense and your experiences of the IFB as well as your support of the information on this site.
Although I understand that good things still happen in IFB churches and that many people are brought to the Lord and salvation, I still believe that the IFB operates much like a cult.