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Rethinking the Nativity

25 December 2016, 12:39

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*Reposted from the original Rethinking the Nativity on Djibouti Jones and shared on A Life Overseas. It is a thought provoking and eye opening look at the culture around the time when Christ was born and truly shows the GRACE of His Story! ——————————- I am tired of the Christmas story. Clarification: I’m tired of […]

Bill Gothard’s Powerless Gospel

2 March 2016, 09:09

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By Dr. Harry Adams Winter 2001 edition of the MCOI Journal Christianity is the faith of the cross. “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ”(Gal. 6:14). The sufferings of Christ obtained for us what we could never obtain by ourselves with respect to salvation and sanctification. […]

Plaintiffs Amend Lawsuit Against IBLP, Also Sue Bill Gothard

10 January 2016, 20:56

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Dear Recovering Grace Reader, There has been a rather large development in the legal proceedings surrounding Bill Gothard and the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). This past Wednesday, January 6, 2016, Attorney David Gibbs III filed an amended complaint on behalf of ten women who allege Bill Gothard sexually abused and/or harassed them, along with […]

Introducing our IBYC/IBLP Facebook Recovery Group

31 December 2015, 13:20

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One of the major problems with the teachings of Bill Gothard is that they are deeply intertwined with aspects of scripture that are indeed truth. Those who have experienced years or decades under such teachings often need the kind of help that can only come through discussing and sharing with others who have had similar […]

The Continuing Saga—Recent Developments with IBLP and Bill Gothard

18 November 2015, 11:13

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It has been more than 18 months since Bill Gothard resigned as president of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). Since then, there has been relatively little public communication or activity from either Bill Gothard or IBLP, leading some to wonder whether the 50-year saga of this organization was coming to an end. Although for various […]

Negligence Lawsuit Filed Against IBLP

21 October 2015, 13:03

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Dear Recovering Grace Reader, Late yesterday afternoon we received an email from a Texas-based law firm notifying us that a lawsuit had been filed against the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP) and its current board members, John Stancil, Anthony Burrus, Gil Bates, Timothy Levendusky, Stephen Paine, and David York. The lawsuit (which we have reviewed in its […]

Recovering Grace in the Media

17 September 2015, 21:12

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In the past two weeks, two major investigative reports were released in the media, both of which were focused on aspects of Bill Gothard and the IBLP and ATI organizations. Both of these reports utilized Recovering Grace spokespersons as sources. We found both of these articles to be exceptionally well-written, and their content to be much deeper […]

Church Celebrities Who are Above Criticism: Bill Gothard

1 July 2015, 06:00

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“He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.” (Job 12:20) In a post put up a couple weeks ago, I recounted how, in the late sixties, my dad, Joe Bayly publicly criticized Bob Jones University. He did so in his monthly column in ETERNITY Magazine. It was also […]

Failure to Repent: Tell It to the Church

27 June 2015, 21:27

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June 24, 2015 Rev. William Gothard [mailing address redacted] Dear Bill, With much prayer and consultation, as called for in Proverb 12:15, we are informing you in writing and as a follow up to our May 29 conference call that it is necessary to take our involvement in seeking your repentance to the next level, […]

Of Music and Football

26 June 2015, 06:00

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“So you’re Caleb,” my high school guidance counselor said as she handed me the results of my Pre-ACT test. “You did really well.” I didn’t just have the best scores in my class, I was among the best in the nation. She told me I could write my own ticket, if I would apply myself, […]