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Taxidev last won the day on December 10 2018

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  1. Taxidev

    STFI and Finnegan join forces!

    The phrase you quoted was from me, and I never stated nor implied following these people, or any other mainstream ministers. I believe what Jesus Christ said, that the comforter [spirit] would guide us into all truth. That doesn't mean I never ask people if they understand a verse better than I do, but I look for that holy guidance from above. So, yes, the bible does, and always will, contain all we need to live a Godly life. The life principles in the bible can be applied to any and all situations. It isn't dependent on what the new technology is or standard of living is, no matter how complex.
  2. Taxidev

    STFI and Finnegan join forces!

    I'm inclined to agree. I'm convinced the actual Word of God is too expansive to be contained in what we now call the bible. But it contains all we need to live a Godly life - 2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: While I'm sure there are other things involved in these "all things", we have enough of His Word to enable this.
  3. Taxidev

    Revival and Restoration

    Alright everyone, I have an update on the progress of the R&R group. After becoming aware of them in May of 2017, and following their progress from a disorganized group to a somewhat organized group, I have reached the conclusion that what several of you have said is correct along these points: There is not a single individual controlling the group, it is a handful of people controlling the group. And they are tightly knit. There is basically a handful of regulars that do the teachings, with the occasional cameo appearance of someone fairly close but not in the true inner circle. They are following the teachings of VPW almost entirely, with some modifications here and there, and they all praise VPW almost without exception. There hasn't been any interest expressed as to what we are interested in hearing more about, or topics of interest at all. While many of the teachings are well done, few have any real relevance to me, and some of them aren't good at all, wandering around a topic like the teacher has no real direction. My situation is unique, and they are just blowing their own horns, showing what they know about a particular topic because that's what they feel like teaching. I had stated clearly before that I was keeping them at arm's length, and now I see they have nothing to offer me. Going forward I will have nothing to add because I am no longer following them at all.
  4. Taxidev

    EB stowe painting for sale

    It sure looks like an advertisement to me. Observe this line: That's obviously NOT a search for the one person that had a question about Stowe.
  5. Taxidev


    You can do what WordWolf suggested for the entire post, or you can just highlight the section you want and you'll get a little popup that says Quote selection. Click that and you'll get something like what I just quoted from you.
  6. Out in the field for the past 10 years or so that I know of, those in positions wanted us to "be likeminded on the Word", which meant regurgitate what TWI propounded. So, it seems nothing has changed.
  7. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    Thank you. I will look into this.
  8. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    I recently learned that if you don't login to Google+, and you use DuckDuckGo for search, even in Chrome, DuckDuckGo will block the Google analytics that are on the main page of almost every web site in existence, which is what they use to track us. That's very cool.
  9. I'm so glad I wasn't directly exposed to this lunacy. It was enough to deal with the corps on the field backing up everything VP said and taught. I'm pretty sure it says in the bible not to make to yourself idols - it was plain that VP and Craig both became idols for many. And that's why they so willingly, and emphatically, defended both of them - well, until Craig screwed up, then they dropped him like a hot coal.
  10. Obviously, VP did plagiarize. I only had his foundational class, and there was no mention, that I recall, of his sources of information, indicating this was all his own work. I know, it wasn't. But, when I look at JCOPSeed, the bibliography has a plethora of references listed. It leads me to wonder, why? Why that book, and not others, including classes. One of my favorite secular speakers, who is now deceased, is Jim Rohn. His presentation of business and life principles is magnificent, and he's constantly telling us where he learned things - his mentor, the bible, other people, other books. And once in a while he lets us know that he pieced something together based on things he learned from others, and was able to go a bit further on it himself. This method of lecturing NEVER demeaned his prominence as a speaker, not for me or any of the thousands that went to see him live. If anything, I have a greater respect for him because of his honesty, and I'm sure those thousands would agree with me. Plagiarism is so completely unnecessary, it points only to a deficiency, either in confidence or ability, or both. Such a shame, because I learned more from TWI in one year than in my entire lifetime before that from all others combined. And the pieces that were in error - so what. Who's perfect? We should all have been able to contribute our findings to more perfect understanding, instead of the corps defending what VP taught.
  11. I didn't realize this is where it came from. So VPW didn't know we are living in the new testament times?
  12. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    I wasn't implying that. I was qualifying my use of Chrome.
  13. Taxidev

    My newe toy

    Believe it or not, you're safer the other way around now. I use Chrome only for watching videos because it does that better than Firefox. However, I no longer use Google search. Instead I use DuckDuckGo - it doesn't track anything.