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  1. Hamm, I am glad we all talk about things that happened 20-30 years ago! Even though twi taught it, we are ones who believed all this stuff. My response to realizing p*ssing away all those years is: 1. Keep posting on here for those still stuck in. 2. Realized my mistake, got humble and finally drew near to Jesus like verse 40 mentions. Oh BTW--even if you leave the "ye think" out --the end result is the same--they still don't draw near to Jesus Christ.
  2. Mr Hammeroni said the following in the Way Wonderland thread: Here's what John 5:39-40 says in the Amplified: You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me! And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life. Ham-that is exactly what we did during our stints with twit world. Spent so much mental energy studying and thinking the Word..but never drawing near to Jesus with our hearts.
  3. hmm cffm.org came back as 18% evil and 82% good!
  4. Actually oldies, In reference to change our ways and thinking...that does not necessarily mean I am changing my beliefs. I have examined my motives for what I do. I have realized that my performance-based behavior (that was encouraged by twi)is wrong. Yes, I know we were taught to not be men-pleasers, only to try to please God. Many things were taught correctly but when it came to what happened in practice, it was a whole other ballgame. (Beliefs I am changing are some of the things taught by loyboy, not vpw) smurfette out
  5. I was reading Max Lucado today. He talked about Paul's conversion. Before his conversion, Paul was a hero among Pharisees. Then he had the events on the road to Damascus. Saul had to come to terms with himself. He called himself chief among sinners. "The message is gripping: Show a man his failures without Jesus, and the result will be found in the roadside gutter. Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, and the result will be arrogance in a three piece suit. But get the two in the same heart--get sin to meet Savior and Savior to meet sin-and the result just might be another Pharisee turned preacher who sets the world on fire." TWI showed us religion-arrogance in a three piece suit. After TWI it's like we have to repent--change our ways and thinking--get forgiveness and move on somehow. We need to redefine our true purpose and goal in life. My question: How did each of you do that? I am mostly asking those of you who would consider yourself still a Christian. Did you try extensive independent bible study? Did you start attending a Church? Did you go down for an altar call? Did you do nothing for a while?
  6. I agree wayfer not. The first time i went to a praise and worship service...I spent the entire time singing with tears just streaming down my face. I was shocked by how powerful and healing the experience was..but I was also so frustrated by twit teaching that I didn't fully participate even though I wanted to. It has been a process for me to gradually get more into it...but as I lean on God more and more my peace I have grows deeper and greater.
  7. Belle, It will either wake him up fast or lull him to sleep slowly. I will keep praying that he somehow really sees the light for what it is at twi--darkness
  8. Evan rofl! Quick bring me the paper towels!!
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    I dont have one of those boxes to the right of my display name either Paw. All I know is I wanna be smurfette on the new system too. Help!!
  10. I have a question for you doctrinal buffs. TWI taught water baptism was replaced by baptism in holy spirit shown by SIT. Some have eluded to the first century believers practiced water baptism still. I have been thinking... veepee taught baptism meant to dip,wash, immerse I am wondering if water was implied/understood. As far as English language goes, I normally say I need to eat. I dont say i need to eat food. Seeing that there was wrong teaching in twit world, I figure I need to re-evaluate everything. (The church I am currently attending believes in water baptism.)
  11. BTW I consider myself lonely because I haven't allowed myself to relax andlet down my guard at the church. It's large enough that I can go there and be left pretty much alone. (Though a few people have noticed me and been very nice-I am just not ready to unload all my personal thoughts,feelings and confusion.) I think in some ways I am scared to get more involved than that because of my previous twit experience.
  12. Hey all I wasnt trying to start a debate. I am wondering about CFF....But I am also getting out of my comfort zone and have found a pretty cool church in my area. I am trying to figure out what might be best for me. I really appreciate everyone and all of your comments! :)-->
  13. Sorry all for not being more specific. I was referring to bible-based fellowship. I think someone here had called the offshoots in general a halfway house of sorts.
  14. Getting lonely and wondering about checking out CFF. Anyone here fellowship with them?
  15. I was wondering about Heather Dietlin? I knew her when she was a teenager. I saw Chuck listed on cff website as a teacher.
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