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Twinky last won the day on September 1

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  1. Twinky

    GreaseSpot Fundraiser 2018

    Hey, Chocky, your response seems a bit OTT. You've enjoyed posting here for some years. Why notoffer help in some way - financially or as an administrator, or in some other way.
  2. Twinky

    The Callousness of TWI...

    Dunno, .T-Bone. I always thought of people's situations and tried to help. But then, I also thought that TWI was the answer. I wasn't a good salesman, but caring and being interested in people did encourage or even entice people to want to know more about TWI's wares. But ask some leaders for help ... I met some great caring folk. And some really hard ones, that you wouldn't naturally want to turn to. And I also watched so move from the first group to the second group. Not sure that I ever saw second group move to the first group. Glad to be out. I don't have to take my minister's advice, turn to him or her for help; there are many Christian people I know whose advice I can take seriously should I choose to seek it.
  3. Twinky

    Saying Hi--not really new

    Hey Bramble. I enjoyed your posts. Good to hear from you again. Glad you'vegot a life. And a hubby. Life's good.
  4. Twinky

    Goodbye and Thank You

    St Pawtucket
  5. Twinky

    The Key to The Bible

    Mmmmm - just checked in after my vacation. I find myself wondering what you are on about and if you are on vacation, or at least your head is, in some very unusual place. In other words, what are you talking about?
  6. Which kinda demands the questions: what about figures of speech? which are certainly NOT literal. And usage at what time period? Because surely also, words change meanings. Which VPW made a big deal of - mainly because he was soooo ignorant that he didn't actually understand the English language, never mind any ancient languages. Maybe - literals according to AB-usage? Or even - be-littles according to usage?
  7. Twinky

    Rosalie F. Shumate

    Try this link. You might need to rummage around a fair bit. http://www.greasespotcafe.com:80/waydale/main/lawsuit-main.htm
  8. Twinky

    The Way of the Wiki

    Maybe you should try editing the "Cults" Wiki page?
  9. Twinky

    Revival and Restoration

    Welcome, Sugarrush. When did you leave? I know all of them. And so do others here. They've had different experiences in TWI but they've all been in leadership positions. And they all know enough to speak out and condemn the evil that there is in TWI. They don't need to "revive and restore" what has caused so much damage in so many lives. What they do need is to involve themselves in the wider Christian church, that's out there doing and not merely talking about doing. They need to acknowledge the genuine good work (and "believing") of others, and they need to acknowledge the evils and bad work of TWI, both from its beginning and to this day.
  10. Isn't that a statement from PFAL? Plagiarised, of course, though who knows who or what from.
  11. Twinky

    Eph 3:20 JOY! - my daughter left the Corp!!

    First, WELCOME, AlohaAnn, sounds like you've been a lurker for a while. Good to know our historic posts are still helping people. Well done on escaping yourself. Second, FAB NEWS that your daughter has escaped. I'm sure (as you've been out for a while) that your heart is leaping with joy. You can build some healthy family ties and get to enjoy your grandchildren and be a lovely, "spoiling" granny. Your daughter and her husband have a long way to go, but that they have seen for themselves that the emperor has no clothes is a great start. They have seen enough to know that all is not well in Waybrain. Now they need patience and help to disentangle themselves from the myriad lies in thought and behaviour. You of all people know that they may well be a little weird in their thinking patterns. Be patient, love 'em up big, especially the grandkids - they often have a lot of difficulty. Haere mai!
  12. Interesting take on an old story, Bolshy One.
  13. And now to bring this back to the thread title: I said earlier that the first sin of mankind was a failure to understand God. And there seems to be plenty of evidence of that, in the way this thread has taken a sudden turn. People! Not one of us can wholly understand God, and especially not alone. Let's not have infighting, even where we disagree with each other. Rom 12:16 - Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all! (NLT) Prov 3:7 - Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil. (NLT) You remember from PFAL how VPW said Eve's problem was that she "considered" what the serpent had to say. VPW used this as his pretext for getting us to not consider other viewpoints. Can I say, I'd think that her "problem" was not that she "considered," but that she didn't go to the fountain of wisdom to ask "Why?" but instead listened to other another source of "wisdom" (the serpent) that was way off beam. There are many reputable people out there now who do sincerely honour God and do their best to present an honest viewpoint (rather than set out to deceive), but their viewpoints are inevitably coloured by many things, and they may not be wholly accurate. So don't hang your hat on them and their viewpoints. Love God (and his wisdom) first, and then love your fellow man (and his wisdom). James 3:17 - But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. (NLT)
  14. In any event, the "first sin" wasn't anything sexual at all. The first sin was lack of understanding, leading to God-rejection, leading to disobedience. Tempter: "Hey, try this activity." Mankind: "Not supposed to do that." Tempter: "Why not?" Mankind: "Don't know. God said, but I don't know why." Tempter: "You can be like God." Mankind: "Hmm, why not?" Tempter: "If you do this, you will be wise like God." Mankind: "Hmm, yeah, sounds all right to me, I'll give it a go." Mankind: does the forbidden thing. Tempter: "Here you are. You're wise now. You understand what a f-up you've done. Have some guilt and shame, and a few other byproducts of disobedience-awareness." It isn't just God-rejection, which itself is a symptom; it's failure to understand of God, who God is, and what he does. Mankind, who had walked and talked with God, surely knew who'd made the animals and the plants and everything else. Perhaps mankind saw creatures copulating, reproducing, young being born or hatched (Gen 1:23) and didn't see themselves (mankind) also increasing (Gen 1:27) because they didn't understand the process, or the timescale, or for some other reason. Rom 1:18ff is all about failure to understand. They knew God... didn't glorify him... understanding became darkened. They did not (Rom 1:28) "think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God" so (then) "God gave them over to a depraved mind." If you read this section of Romans carefully, it appears to say that idolatry came before sexual sin. But the lead-in is the failure to see and understand what may be known about God, "God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." (NIV, Rom 1:20) Which is why we are urged in Proverbs 4 (AV/KJV)
  15. I thought that, exactly. Happily, I don't think I could remember a thing within minutes afterwards. I certainly have no recollection now, and please, nobody remind me!