And that is a perfect example of the lack in Biblical discernment among independent fundamental Baptists (even among the leadership thereof) over which my heart is so grieved. I thought that the "fundamental" word in the title "Independent Fundamental Baptist" was supposed to mean that we are a BIBLICALLY minded people.
Perhaps is speaks more to the (hopefully) few that are leader-oriented, who demand no questioning, and themselves have asked none of those who taught them. Sadly, in every good group of people you get a few who ruin it for the rest.
We all know there have been IFB preachers who demand NO ONE ever question what they say, that to do so it akin to questioning God Himself! (Like Catholics). Those types, I suspect, are likey the types that, when they heard their teacher or preacher say it, they were 'encouraged' not to question it, either. So it just becomes gospel truth.
This is where the idea of stupid sheep comes from, or evil goats, and many other assumptions that are heard, believed and passed on, no one ever questioning it.
So really it has nothing to do with IFB-these types are in all different denominations-look at Calvin! He accepted NO questioning to what he said, and some paid with their lives. Try questioning Peter Ruckman and you're jack-leg idiot. Preachers have to remember they are no better than anyone else-we are sheep like all the other sheep, we're just helping guide the rest of the flock.