While I can’t say that every IFB church is run in a spiritually abusive manner since that would be an impossible claim to knowledge, I can easily infer, based on my experience with multiple IFB churches and based on others who I’ve talk to or shared their stories on this site, that most are.
Since leaving the IFB in 1999, I have encountered many people who have come from not only IFB churches, but also other Christian churches with similar experiences of spiritual abuse.
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.
This site also has a secondary emphasis on other Christian churches, but will mostly focus on the IFB Denomination.
This site is dedicated to exposing the Mind Control, Manipulation, Deception, Spiritual and Emotional Abuse, Heresy, Legalism (“Phariseeism”), and Authoritarianism behind the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination (IFB).
I was a member of a spiritually abusive Independent Fundamental Baptist Church for a little over 25 years.
Like others who have similar sites, the reason for concentrating on the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination is simply due to personal experience. Some are a little different and may be less strict or have different stances on scripture, but for the most part they are all very similar.
I can really only speak from my experiences so that is why this site is singling out the IFB.