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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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.

Basic Commitments to Make Before Considering Marriage

three foundational decisions to strengthen moral purity

To avoid the trap of moral failure, every son and daughter should make three basic commitments long before he or she is ready to consider marriage.

Investigate Scripture With Key Questions

observe, interpret, and apply God’s Word

In Scripture meditation, your goal is to understand the passage as well as possible. To thoroughly investigate the passage you have selected, you need to:

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.

Evidence of God’s Direction

a testimony of God’s faithfulness to provide

A student desired to learn skills in architecture, but he was unsure if pursuing this skill was God’s will for him. Here he recounts how he is learning that finding God’s will for his life requires trust in taking one step at a time:

Trading Irritations for Maturity

embracing God’s transforming work in your life

Irritations often expose areas in which you need to mature. God wants every Christian to reflect the integrity of His Son Jesus Christ, and God can work through the people and circumstances of your life to press you toward that point of maturity. (See Romans 8:28–29.)

Rewards of Scripture Meditation

success, wisdom, faith, fellowship, and victory

The Lord offers a host of rich rewards for those who meditate on His Word, including success, wisdom, faith, fellowship, and victory over sin.

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?”

Since you are no longer accountable to a husband, God fulfills the role of Husband in your circumstances. However, be quick to seek wisdom through Godly counselors, such as parents, parents-in-law, pastors, or mature believers. God takes special care of widows.

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