It's been pointed out on many threads IFBdom is not monolithic. Hopefully, the following illustration will help folks better understand the movement's dynamics. First, think of Christianity as a universe. As in the real universe, the Christian universe has its black holes. The CU's black holes are made up of apostate and heretical movements and organizations. I'll leave the defining of apostasy and heresy to later in this thread if definitions are needed. Like the real universe, the CU is divided up into galaxies. The CU's galaxies are roughly, the Lutheran, Reformed\Presbyterian, Anglican\Methodist (Wesleyan)\Holiness (Pentecostal), and Baptist (Bible Church). This post deals with the last. The Baptist galaxy has more sectors than the others. It's three main sectors are the Continental\German, Anglo-American, and the Slavic (Russian). The label Independent Fundamental Baptist applies to one of the A-A's sub-sectors. Other sub-sectors are (again roughly, as this listing is by no means exhaustive): the denominational organizations (the American Baptist convention, the Southern Baptist Convention, the various Black and other ethnic bodies. Primitive Baptist Old Regular Baptist Free Will Baptist Independent Fundamental Baptist churches are roughly divided North and South depending on which through convention they trace their DNA. In the North, separation from the Northern Baptist Convention was based mainly on doctrinal grounds. There was a sharp contrast between the modernist denomination structure and the Fundamentalist churches (the GARBC, the FBF and others). In the South, separation was based in large part on the perceived support of worldliness by the SBC. Has there been cross pollination between the two, yes. Though, in the last ten or so years, the two have had less to do with each other. This is due to the rise of KJVOism in the southern strain of IFBdom and the recognition that the cultural standards of East Texas don't transfer easily to the tundra of Northern Minnesota. I'll expand more on this as needed.