I am glad to know that I am not the only one who would greet these statements with both skepticism and alarm. Consider this from Dr. Peter Beck, a former pastor, now professor on his struggle to find a church, in the Bible belt, mind you, that actually preaches the Bible and what he is “shopping” for in a church:
“Ultimately, it is the preaching, not the worship, not the children’s ministries, not the friendliness of sister Sue standing by the front door, that will draw us to our new church home.
We’re looking for a preacher who rightly handles the word of truth. We’re looking for an expository preacher who teaches what the Bible teaches, no more, no less, chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse. Surprisingly, twenty years into the Baptist Reformation, that’s not an easy thing to find.”