Bill Gothard has managed to create a cradle-to-grave system for his followers and his Institute claims there are more than 2.5 million "alumni." This book documents Gothard's history and his many basic errors such as misunderstanding grace and the function of biblical dietary laws in ancient Israel.
From the back cover:
This book truly surprised me! I knew that Gothard's exegesis was wooden, that he was trying to introduce a Romanist view of divorce into the Bible-believing churches and that he had sundry other strange views. But, bad as those things are, what I read on the pages you hold in your hand goes far beyond them. This is a must read for all thinking believers who wish to protect their churches.
-Dr. Jay Adams, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA
In the pages of this volume the reader will rind that repeated attempts have been made to dialogue with Bill Gothard about his lack of submission to authority, his lack of accountability, and his failure to apply biblical principles to his own life. Bill's teaching on legalism, law, and grace deserves careful examination. The authors are to be commended for their concern in publishing this helpful volume
-Dr. Samuel J. Schultz, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
My prayer is that God will be pleased to use this work to bring the correction that is needed to bring the IBLP teachings into compliance with the Apostle Paul's admonition of 2 Timothy 2:15.
-Earl D. Radmacher, Th. D., President Emeritus of Western Seminary, Portland, OR
The book is marked by grace, logic, wit, and common sense. After reading this book, it is likely that you will conclude this is a proper summary of Gothard's entire ministry. The authors have not just dealt with ideas; they have interacted with people.
-Dr. Ronald B. Allen, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX
Table of Contents:
- Citizen Kane and a History of Inconsistency
- The Unconfrontable Bill Gothard
- The Emerald City
- IBLP: Institute in Basic Legalistic Practices
- Character First!
- A Black-and-White Gospel for a Color World
- The Orwellian World of Bill Gothard
- Alpena Mountain Home
- The Courtship Game
- Bill Gothard: Medicine Man
- Title: A Matter of Basic Principles
- Item#: B00923
- ISBN: 0-9717009-2-3
- Size: 384 pages
- Length: 8.50
- Width: 5.38
- Weight: 1.1
- Copyright: 2002