It is my contention that fundamentalism/legalism is on the rise in many denominations and independent churches.
I contend that this is due to a group of Calvinistas who have gained some prominence in the neo-evangelical world.
"True, they don’t belong to a “convention” and send messengers to a meeting each year.
And they don’t make up a “denomination” that has oversight beyond the churches themselves.
They wouldn’t lump themselves all together, but looking in from the outside, there’s little difference to be seen." There is a blog dedicated to exposing issues the IFB and other legalistic venues called Fallen From Grace. Sadly, this blogger, who was a pastor in this group of churches, is now an atheist “…
Which is why those who are upset by the 20/20 exposé are accusing it of “painting with a wide brush”.
I say that you need a wide brush to hit all the various different factions found in the IFB movement. Said blogger understands that things are hardly pristine in the SBC and gives testimony to my contention that fundamentalism/legalism is a pox that runs through many denominations.
Within the networks they share mission boards, camps, school associations, and quite often each faction is at odds with the others.
What they do have is a loose network, usually centered around the universities that teach the preachers.
Each of these networks has a slightly different “flavor”.