Institute in Basic Life Principles

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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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Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness

avoiding God’s command to be reconciled

Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.

Insights About Conquering Anger

seeing anger for what it is and doing something about it

Anger destroys relationships and generates violence in the home, on the street, and in the community.

The Common Traits of Teachers

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

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

How Spiritual Gifts Work

using the gifts in the context of God’s love

Those who receive God’s gift of salvation in Christ are granted spiritual gifts that enable them to play key roles in the life of the Church.

How to Conquer Discouragement

steps to victory

When you are discouraged or depressed, what should you do? Should you sit around and wait for God to act, or is there something you can do to resist the devil and reject his influence in your life?

Find Freedom From Lust

victory is possible through Jesus Christ

Sin in our lives is similar to a ring in a bull’s nose. Just as the ring empowers the owner to lead the bull around at his own will, so Satan is able to lead us wherever he pleases when we allow sin to stay in our lives.

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection

When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

Regaining Surrendered Ground

repentance and restoration after the bondage of sin

We are told in Ephesians 4:27 not to “give place to the devil.” The word place refers to an area of jurisdiction. In warfare, opposing sides gain jurisdictional area whenever ground is surrendered.

The Myth of the Perfect Family

overcoming the dangers of comparison

Do you ever feel the pressure of comparing your family with others and realizing that you do not measure up to what you see? We all have dreams of what our ideal family life would be.

From Darkness Into Light

deliverance from the deception of New Age thinking

On January 1, 1983, Marci and I posted our New Year’s resolutions on the wall. We had set goals in several areas of our lives: business, personal growth, family, etc.

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