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If Bill Gothard Is Wrong, Then What’s Right?

2 October 2014, 06:00

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by Don Veinot on May 8, 2014 When I posted Is Jesus a Sinner According to Bill Gothard’s Teachings? a few weeks back I could vividly recall Bill Gothard’s question to me the first time I went through the ramifications of his teaching with him. His response was, “Are you saying there is no authority over the wife and […]

Is Jesus a Sinner According to Bill Gothard’s Teachings?

29 September 2014, 06:00

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by Don Veinot on April 3rd, 2014 We often receive questions by mail, phone and email about Bill Gothard’s teaching on authority, which at one time was “Chain of Command” and later renamed “Umbrella of Protection.” Obviously the latter sounds more benign than the former, but they essentially come down to the same thing. Who is the […]

A Matter of Basic Principles-A Review

23 March 2012, 06:00

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INTRODUCTION When I was 18 or 19 years old I really began to question the teachings of Bill Gothard, the Advanced Training Institute, and the Institute in Basic Life Principles. I had seen some things at various training centers that didn’t line up with the principles that Bill taught, and I began feeling in my […]

Who Speaks for the Church? (An Excerpt)

10 February 2012, 06:00

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From time to time, we at Recovering Grace like to republish the work of others who have contributed to the discussion of Bill Gothard and his teachings. This is particularly true when a third party perspective of someone not closely involved with IBLP or ATI is provided, as in the following excerpt. This excerpt details […]