Man, I had no idea how little I truly knew of the Word until I went back to one of these fellowships and listened to a sermon. A sermon that jumped around from verse to verse basically using them as reinforcement to make their point as opposed to teaching to scripture. I spend the first 38 years of my 43 year old life in these types of churches and looking back, I can't see how anyone learns a thing listening to these sermons. The church I go to is independent but the leadership I've been sitting under these last 5 years are all Baptist seminary trained and phenomenal teachers, preachers, and expositors. I now realize that sermons in C/P churches mostly had to do with people dealing with issues or pimping prosperity, and as I said, jumping around all over the place in the Bible. The Word of God is taught in such a shallow way that these people have no idea what the Bible says half of the time. My niece was on Facebook talking about the "hedge of protection" cliché. I responded by saying that it's a pretty common phrase in C/P circles along with "binding satan" and "pleaing the blood of Jesus." Her pastor chimed in with the "legitimacy" of binding satan by using Matthew 18:18. I proceeded to point out how he completely used that scripture out of context and then he pointed out other verses where these words were used but the had nothing to do with what he meant. The guy has been a senior pastor at a decent sized church (a few hundred) for 15 years.