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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Understand and Apply Scripture

live according to the Word of God

All Scripture must be diligently studied and accurately applied. The Bible says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [expounding correctly] the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15).

Learn to Recognize Iniquity

what is iniquity?

Iniquity is the inner act of willfulness against God. It involves the attitudes of the heart. Scripture specifically identifies the following iniquities: bitterness (see Acts 8:23), greed (see Acts 8:18–23), lust (Job 31:1–12), and stubbornness (I Samuel 15:23).

The Blessings of Obedience

rewards for those who submit to authority

God promises rewards to those who submit to authority. The following Bible verses reveal that this concept affects many aspects of life.

Key Scriptures on God’s Design

keeping God’s Word in our minds

Consider the following truths about God’s design in our lives.

Courtship: The Basics

who, what, when, where, how, and why

WHO participates in courtship? An unmarried man The unmarried woman to whom God has drawn his heart Both sets of parents

Ideas for an Hour of Prayer

divide the time between several aspects of prayer

Are you able to pray for an extended time without running out of things to say or falling asleep? One way to overcome these obstacles is to learn to delight in different types of prayer and to devote time on a regular basis to fellowshipping with God in these unique ways.

How to Respond to Suffering

learning to obey four “impossible” commands

When we face disappointment and pain, how can we continue to trust God, give Him thanks, and choose to rejoice always?

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 Repentance

lessons from the prodigal son

Repentance is not a mechanical duty, but rather a heartfelt response to the conviction of sin. It involves not only grief over sin, but it also includes a decision to change one’s ways.

Read Psalms and Proverbs in a Month

deepen your prayer life and gain wisdom

The Books of Psalms and Proverbs divide nicely into daily readings that correspond with the dates of the month. The following reading plan is a great option for personal or family devotions. Each day you will read five Psalms and one chapter of Proverbs.

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