Institute in Basic Life Principles

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The Dangers of Going Into Debt

scriptural warnings about borrowing money
Scripture’s message on borrowing money is quite clear: Do not do it. God calls Christians to keep out of debt altogether. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another . . .” (Romans 13:8).

Evidences of Self-Rejection

recognize your need to accept God’s design
All of us have unchangeable features that make us unique individuals. When these differences are pointed out, especially in insensitive or even malicious ways, the resulting concerns may cause varying degrees of self-rejection.

The Birth, Death, and Fulfillment of a Vision

three aspects of the ways of God
The way in which God interacts with each of His children is in perfect harmony with basic principles found in Scripture. This interaction often involves the birth of a vision, the death of a vision, and the fulfillment of a vision.

How to Conquer Sinful Habits

seven steps to victory
Is it actually possible to conquer destructive habits? Yes, because “with God, nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). Through the provision of God’s grace, you can take positive steps of action to experience victory over sinful habits.

A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.

Character Qualities

transformation into the character of Christ
The Greek word for character is charakter. It is translated in Scripture as the “express image.” According to The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, the word “originally denoted an engraver or engraving tool.

The following testimony was given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why did God let a bad thing happen?”

The following testimony is given by a man who attended a counseling course and shared insights he found when he asked the question, “Why does God let bad things happen?”

Two Ways to Get Riches

beware of the way that leads to destruction
When it comes to getting rich, many people are advised to do whatever it takes to get what they want. Instead of patiently handling their affairs with integrity, they hastily overcome obstacles with deceit and corruption in an effort to gain wealth and social status.

Learning to Value God’s Word Above Riches

a testimony from the 2009 National Bible Bee champion
$100,000! Really?!

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