Institute in Basic Life Principles

Giving the World a "New" Approach to Life!

Life Questions

This knowledge base of questions has been taken from past and present IBLP publications, as well as powerful testimonies from IBLP alumni. It provides Biblical answers to real life questions.

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Understanding Moral Freedom

the power to do what is right

Moral freedom is not the right to do what you want—it is the strength to do what is right. Moral freedom is not the absence of restraint, but rather it is a resolve to honor God’s design of purity and holiness.

Ten Characteristics of God-Honoring Giving

reflecting God’s extravagant generosity

A life of generosity reflects God’s nature in a special way. Are you eager to give to meet the needs of others?

The Common Traits of Organizers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of organizing

Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of organizing. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Understanding Five Life Roles

become a successful person, provider, proclaimer, partner, parent

There are five basic roles in life that each person can fulfill or help others fulfill. These life roles include being a mature person, a skilled provider, an effective proclaimer of truth, a loving marriage partner, and a wise parent.

God Keeps Records

tallies of the Almighty

God is eternal and all-knowing; therefore He knows all things at all times. Scripture tells us of a number of records that God keeps—records that reflect His power, faithfulness, and love.

The Progression of Moral Impurity

nine steps that lead to bondage

Moral freedom is not the right to do what we want, but the power to do what we ought. Moral impurity develops when one violates his conscience and does not resolve the guilt he feels because of his sin.

Basic Needs of Today’s Youth

equipping parents to love their teenagers

Many parents and their children, especially their teenagers, are angry, frustrated, confused, and hopeless. Youth often ask, “Why don’t you trust me?” Actually, the issue is not so much a lack of trust, but rather a lack of understanding.

A woman shares some of the benefits she experienced because God allowed her to suffer with the challenges of loneliness.

Understanding Cycles of Riches and Poverty

learning to be content at all times

Riches and poverty are not permanent conditions in the life of an individual, family, or nation. They are variable factors that are related to the higher purposes that God achieves through them.

Insights Into the Chain of Command

accepting a place under authority

Jesus once praised a Roman centurion for his faith in Jesus’ authority: “. . . Jesus . . .

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