There are two camps that many doctrinal people fall into:
1) Mob Mentality
2) Lone Rangerism
The comfort of both is that it frees you from accountability, at least it feels that way.
When you believe what everyone around you believes and you isolate yourself into a pack of like-minded exclusivists you lose accountability because you’re just going with the crowd. You get lost, individuals are gone as they all quote their guys and no one has had an original thought for eons.
Lone Rangers are on their own, no one can keep them accountable because they’ve so isolated themselves from others they can’t hear anyone. They’re only interested in being alone and being right in their own mind.
Both lead to insulation and, frankly, heresy.
There are verses in the Bible that floor me, probably not as much as they should, but still, think on these and see if you and your church line up with this mentality.
Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
Unfortunately, this verse sums up Christianity. What’s more important–the glory of Christ or the glory of solo/mob rightness?