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This clip has been making it’s way around the internet. It’s from First Baptist in Hammond, IN. It’s a short clip… just about a minute… but shows the attitude that comes from the pulpit there. It’s the same culture and attitude exhibited by former pastor Jack Schaap.
Take a look:
I’m not sure if this message from Larry Smith was before or after Schaap left, but I think it’s a good example of the abuse that can occur in churches like this. As you can hear in the background, the amens continue throughout the showdown.
I grew up in a church like this. And it was not uncommon for someone to be called down from the pulpit… even by name.
Given… most of the people that were called down were teenagers.
And most of us deserved it.
And… most of the group I was in at that time are no where near a church on Sunday these days.
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