Christianity Today published a recent article in review of Jinger’s book. There is the usual broad brush acceptance of moral sin for Bill and direct link with Josh Duggar, her brother. She openly calls him a “false prophet” which is bold and consequential. The risks of calling a work of God to be in fact […]
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Jinger, James and Job
It is well known by now that Jinger Duggar Vuolo has written a book highlighting her differences with Bill and is on an active interview schedule promoting that at the moment. We have ordered the book and will make further comments as appropriate. We respect Jinger – and all of the siblings – for having […]
How Charles Spurgeon Could Have Conquere...
He is known as “The Prince of Preachers.” Even though he was born almost 200 years ago on June 19,1834, he is still the most quoted theologian of our day! He began preaching as a teenager in a village chapel; and soon no church in London was large enough to hold the crowds that came […]
Quoting Christ’s Commands vs. Reciting M
The Church creeds of past centuries were designed to root out doctrinal error and confirm the cardinal doctrines of Christianity. This was a noble cause, however creeds have serious problems that need to be addressed. First century believers focused on the commands of Christ and resolved doctrinal error in a “one accord” […]
Is It Ever Right to Get Angry?
Bill has been preparing daily messages for some time, the fruit of his nightly meditations on Scripture. Some of these have been published on Facebook. We intend to select a few of these as topic pieces for the blog here. Moses got angry when Pharoah refused to release the Israelites for a time of worship. […]
The Delusion of “Climate Control”
Bill has been preparing daily messages for some time, the fruit of his nightly meditations on Scripture. Some of these have been published on Facebook. We intend to select a few of these as topic pieces for the blog here. Written by Bill sometime this year. In the predawn of creation, Lucifer, the son of […]
Three Plaintiffs Chime In
The Josh Duggar legal troubles have focused a spotlight on the Duggars in general and also on Bill in recent days. In response to an inquiry by NBC, IBLP issued a statement (https://iblp.org/news/response-media-inquiry). Three ringleaders of the failed 4 year, $8.5 million, 17 plaintiff lawsuit against Gothard and IBLP, feeling a bit of wind at […]
When Is a Culture a Cult?
From time to time some have alleged that Bill Gothard and his ministries, including IBLP and ATI, constitute a “cult”. In 2017 when a young high school student needed a topic for a video he had to produce for a class assignment, he focused on IBLP and entitled his film, “The Cult Next Door”. It […]
Bill and the Board
One of our contributors “JM” has focused on Bill’s relationship to the Board, expressing his conviction that, Biblically and legally, Bill needs to take what they have given him and move on. As the discussions were long and the blog constraints were making it difficult to continue the “side thread”, we are breaking this out […]
Court Hearing on Sanctions and Protectiv...
On January 10, 2019 arguments were heard in the 18th Circuit Court of Illinois regarding several motions filed by Bill against the plaintiffs in the lawsuits against him that were dismissed a year ago. He asked for sanctions against 7 of the original 17 plaintiffs to get back some of the attorney expenses incurred, also […]