Basic Life Principles

Timeless truths for our lives and relationships

Five Life Roles

Understanding basic roles we fulfill in our relationships throughout life

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Character Qualities

Being conformed to the likeness of Christ

Matters of Life & Death

Reverencing and Reflecting the Words and Ways of God

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Commands of Christ

Pursuing the heart of the Great Commission

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Weekly discussions on the Commands of Christ

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Engaging presentations on important life lessons

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Character Curriculum

Biblical Character Illustrated Curriculum for children

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Statement of Faith

The Institute in Basic Life Principles affirms the cardinal doctrines of Scripture that have been defended by historic statements of faith. These include the divine inspiration of Scripture, the deity of Christ, the original sin nature of man, the atonement for sin by Christ’s shed blood, and justification by faith in Jesus as the Christ. This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith and doctrine. The Bible itself is the source of all that we believe.

We believe in the one true God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are coequal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but of one essence.

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God and is the sole, infallible rule of faith and practice.

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, that He entered into the world through the virgin birth, and lived among us without sin as perfect Man and perfect God.

We believe that the Genesis account of creation is neither allegory nor myth, but a literal, historical account of God’s creation of the universe.

We believe Adam was directly created in innocence and in the image of God and did not evolve from preexisting forms of life. By voluntary transgression, he fell; and as a result the whole human race is now sinful by nature and practice, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal separation from God.

We believe Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross, taking the penalty of our sins and of all sinners upon Himself, was buried and rose again bodily, and ascended to the right hand of the Father, from where He will personally return.

We believe people are saved by grace through faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and without any additional human effort or works.

We believe the Holy Spirit convicts the sinner; and regenerates, sanctifies, indwells and fills the believer for effective service.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost—the saved unto eternal life and the lost unto eternal condemnation.

We believe Satan is a living being and that hell and ultimately the lake of fire are places of eternal conscious punishment for him, his hosts, and all unbelievers.

We believe that all authority is from God and that He has ordained and created authority structures to exercise His delegated authority within the jurisdictional limits described in the Bible for the family, church, civil government, and vocational relationships.

We believe that God created people as either male or female and that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between one born a man and one born a woman. We believe that any form of sexual expression that deviates from God’s design for mankind, as revealed in the Bible, is sinful and destructive. This is true whether the expression involves homosexuality, bisexuality, bestiality, transgenderism, incest, fornication, adultery, pornography, or other forms of sexual sins.

We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one biological man and one biological woman for life.

We believe that men and women are spiritually equal in position and value before God as both are created in the image of God with distinctive, God-designed roles in the family and the church.

We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Husbands and wives are to love, care for, and submit to one another. Children are a heritage from the Lord. Parents are responsible for raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end and any willful and deliberate early termination of innocent life is contrary to the will of God.

 

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