I have mentioned the legalistic church I am currently attending so I can be with my kids for a period of time. I have noticed something interesting. We have a very small building. You can get 100 people in it, but they have to bring in extra chairs. When the Pastor starts preaching, he starts "yelling", even with a wireless Microphone on. I noticed that he judged three young men from Bible college based on the ones who shouted the loudest and had nothing to do with the subject matter the student was preaching. Is this also typical of IFB churches? I am just curious and would like to hear from several IFB members to see if this is typical. I actually leave with a headache and my ears are ringing because he often leaves the pulpit and walks around and is still yelling. He seems to think it was a good Holy Spirit filled preaching session if he winds up yelling throughout the service. (My grandson who is 7 fell asleep, so I guess he's used to it.) Just curious, I would hate to be judged on that criteria for preaching. I have heard him get quieter when he is has called it Bible preaching, but if there aren't a lot of Amen's he said he actually jumped the church two or three times because they weren't shouting "Amens" and "Tell it preacher" because it made the visitors think we were a dead church. Please give me some insight to this subject in the IFB. Last night he mentioned there are two other IFB churches in town and obviously ours was the only one doing anything because the others don't do anything. (I don't know where he gets information regarding the other IFB churches in town because I don't think he even knows their pastors, least of all their members or members that changed. If a person leaves his church, the church is told in the next preaching session that the person is living in sin and had to go find a liberal church where they were comfortable. (Regardless of the denomination.) Is this typical IFB theology?