Monthly archives for October, 2015

Did He Do It? – Reconciliation ...


Bill has reached out to all those that he has been aware of that have concerns with him, a process that continues. Many have fully forgiven him.  Others have laid demands on him in exchange for offered forgiveness, such as “renounce all of your teachings publicly” and, “confess publicly that you are evil and your […]

Did He Do It? – Some Facts


Bill has not confessed to sexual harassment in any form, remains adamant that he was not morally improper in any way, whether legally defined as such or not. The matters he has addressed in past statements involve what most ministries consider normal boundaries for men counseling young ladies. Bill is an idealist, and he has […]

Did He Do It? – IBLP Board Acti...


The Board requested we not publish anything about them and refer instead back to the statement(s) that they put forward on the IBLP website as this would best express their actions and intentions.  We expressed that due to the many questions we continue to field on the reasons behind their actions we had to make […]

Did He Do It? – “The Cabi...


A particularly damaging account of alleged Bill improprieties in the 1970s surfaced publicly in the past 10 years called “The Cabin Story”. This account was actually included at one point in the official Bill Gothard Wiki until being removed for lack of foundation; the Wiki was subsequently placed in “protected status” by the Wiki organization […]

Grace and Faith


As a last point, many have wondered how a definition of “desire and power” fits the following verses, already cited: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) There are a couple of ways […]

Did He Do It? – History and Sca...


We expect that most coming to the website are familiar with Bill and his ministry, the high points as well as the low, so we will not focus on this now except for this synopsis. Bill began teaching his Basic Youth Conflicts seminar in the late 1960s based on principles he learned and applied from […]

Grace – On Our Lips


One of the more interesting uses of grace (chen) in the Old Testament is as something in, coming out of the lips: “Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.” (Psalms 45:2)   “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace […]

Grace – Ministering to Others


As important as grace is to the work of God in the life it would be tremendous if we had the power to give it to others, so they too would have the motivation, the energy to do what God wants them to. And amazingly, Scripture tells us that this is our job. We can […]

A Salvation Trinity


In 2 Timothy 2:15 we read that God has a special interest that we develop the ability to correctly divide the Bible: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” “Divide” here is the Greek ὀρθοτομέω, orthotomeō, meaning, “to make a straight […]

Grace – Discovering More


If grace can be decreased in power and effectiveness, hopefully there is a way to increase the same. Paul keeps saying “grace to you” at the beginning of his epistles and Peter tells us to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” ( 2 Peter 3:18) The first […]