research in principles of life
As the cornerstone of IBLP’s outreach, the Basic Life Principles Seminar is held in cities around the world throughout the year. Since 1964, well over 3 million youth and adults have attended this seminar through the recommendations of previous attendees
Conflicts often indicate that we are living by our natural inclinations, which are opposite to the ways of God. The goal of this seminar is to explain God’s way of life and provide further training and resources for those who are committed to God’s best.
Instructor: Bill Gothard
The Goal of the Seminar
seeing life from God’s perspective
Basic Life Principles
seven universal principles of life
Every problem in life can be traced to seven non-optional principles found in the Bible. Every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, education, or social status, must either follow these principles or experience the consequences of violating them.By learning principles rather than rules, individuals are equipped to make wise choices and avoid failure. The Basic Seminar is designed to help you understand the cause-and-effect sequences of life.
What Are Basic Life Principles?
Understanding the specific purposes for which God created each person, object, and relationship in my life and living in harmony with them. Thanking God for my design brings Self-Acceptance.
Honoring the responsibilities of parents, church leaders, government, and other authorities and learning how God works through them to provide direction and protection. Honoring my authorities brings Inward Peace.
Realizing I am accountable to God for every thought, word, action, and motive. Asking forgiveness of those I offend brings a Clear Conscience.
Allowing the hurts from offenders to reveal “blind spots” in my own life, and then seeing how I can benefit their lives. Fully forgiving offenders brings Genuine Joy.
Understanding that everything I have has been entrusted to me by God, and wisely using it for His purposes. Yielding my rights to God brings True Security.
Enjoying the desire and power to do what is right, rather than claiming the privilege to do what I want. Regaining ground surrendered to sin brings Moral Purity.
Discovering God’s purpose for my life by engrafting Scripture in my heart and mind, and using it to “think God’s thoughts” and make wise decisions. Meditating on Scripture brings Life Purpose.