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Raf

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  1. I've been reading this and all I can say is that I have nothing to say. Mike, if 27 years of studying PFAL have failed to reveal to you its internal inconsistencies and flat-out inaccuracies, then nothing I can say on this thread or any other will convince you otherwise. You REJECT the Bible and EXALT PFAL. That makes you an idolater, period. You accuse me of being a prosecutor in the court of traditional Christianity, which proves to me you are as illiterate as you are delusional. I pity you. I was away from my computer and could not reply to the snow storm post a kajillion posts ago. I wil
  2. You're correct: Aside from the idol you're idolizing, I find no evidence of idolatry in your posts or positions. But you see, that's the point. The idol which you idolize is the written word of VPW, which you equate to the Word of God. You idolize the written word of VPW, which is NOT "the Word of God," and for that, sir, you are an idolater. First off, no one has ever accused me of worshipping Paul. Many people have been accused of exalting the epistles OVER the gospels, but the accusation was NOT that we were worshipping Paul. The accusation was that we were DIMINISHING the gospels and
  3. Oldies, I think what people are trying to say is that if not for TWI-1, God would have found another method to reach you. The problem, of course, is that such a statement is unprovable, unless you go back and change time (which is kind of what makes it unprovable). The statement can only be proven by inference. God is resourceful. I have no trouble believing that if I never encountered TWI, God would have found some other way to reach me with the positive message I heard there. I think that is consistent with God's character and abilities. So in that sense, God is not limited by people or o
  4. And there is your fundamental flaw, Mike. Uniqueness of Wierwille's doctrine (all in one place) is NOT proof that there was a 1942 promise. The fact that he cobbled together an eclectic mix of doctrines does not prove that God spoke to him audibly in 1942. I agree that he taught quite a bit. But I also believe that quite a bit of what he taught was wrong. That would be, to me, a HUGE indicator of the fact that the promise of 1942, if there WAS one, was not of God. Think of all that Wierwille got wrong. 1. The Law of Believing. 2. Tithing. 3. The relevance of the gospels to Christians tod
  5. It all goes back to the 1942 promise. Well, here's my nickel. The 1942 promise did not happen. How do I know this? Because VPW cited supporting evidence to prove the promise did happen, and the supporting evidence has been shown to be false. That's why you have to ignore the snow on the gas pumps story, isn't it, Mike? Because the snow on the gas pumps story PROVES the LIE on which you've based your entire brand of Wierwille worship. You see, VPW asked God to make it snow, and VPW said that God made it snow. He did not say it was a vision. He said it snowed. He did not say he asked God to "
  6. I forget who first said this, but it's so worth repeating here: Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. You are not entitled to your own facts. Wierwille's abuses, lies and indiscretions are facts. You may decide whether they outweigh his preaching and teaching ministry, but you are not entitled to decide whether or not they are facts. They are. Facts.
  7. Actually, let's look at those topics again... "So, here are the topics I deliberately ignore now that I’ve made my decision based on careful consideration of the facts and the truths: sex scandals, plagiarism, weather reports.... the list goes on," The sex scandals: which prove that he had an ulterior motive in his doctrine on abortion and his teachings on sexuality in general. The plagiarism: which calls into question his integrity as a researcher, and his honesty as a presenter of God's Word. The weather reports, which prove his rampant dishonesty when it comes to matters regarding his
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  9. Actually, I simply don't recall if its in the theatrical release. But it's definitely in the extended.
  10. Mike, apparently someone posted your letter quite some time ago.
  11. And I reject your conclusion right back. Um, yes it is. Sorry to hear that. I honestly would not lose a friend over his opinion of VPW. I would lose a friend who continually insisted that I was ignorant, or lacking in relevant information, who nonetheless declined to provide the information he believes would lead me to the same conclusion. Don't patronize us. I'm standing up to it right now, from you. You mean, how many of us told our former branch leader to his face that he was full of it and that we were going to follow God and not men, not even TWI? How many of us looked
  12. Is anyone else having a serious case of deja vu? I mean, we've been here before. I am just SURE of it: someone came along and posted Wierwille's last teaching, citing the Living Victoriously comment where Wierwille says "if I knew this was the last time blah blah blah." I am as concerned with Wierwille's last teaching as I am with Oswald Chambers', CS Lewis', etc. In other words, not at all. It's the content of the message that counts, not the gravity placed on it by the messenger. Wierwille's last teaching has some kind of profound importance? Oh, for heaven's sake. Hope you had a good nig
  13. Wordwolf: Actually, Gandalf explains it to Frodo in the extended version of Fellowship of the Ring, at the Mines of Moria. If you have not seen the extended version, old friend, get thee to a Blockbuster NOW.
  14. The key to any good psych test is in its participants not knowing what the test is about. Since I know what it's about, my answers are tainted by that knowledge.
  15. Zix, the TNG series finale only showed one possible future. The moment Picard came back and told everyone what he knew about the future, that future became only one possibility among many. In fact, we KNOW that future cannot come to pass because in it, Admiral Riker commanded the Enterprise-D, which was destroyed in Generations. I am SUCH a geek! So anyway, once Picard came back and started blabbing about the future, he polluted the timeline, so the future of the characters was no longer "set," so to speak. I know, I know, "this is no time to argue about time. We don't have the time."
  16. Is this some kind of psychological test? If (as I suspect) it is, then Buck's answer is hilarious.
  17. How about a movie called, Star Trek: Enough Already The alpha quadrant is threatened by a seemingly indestructible and undefeatable threat. The Enterprise-E, the only ship in the quadrant, is sent to deal with the threat by talking to it for two hours. The threat, sensing danger, immediately destroys the Enterprise-E, killing everything on board except Data's head, which drifts uncontrollably toward the nearest star. Just when it seems all hope is lost and Data's head is going to melt - it does. Starfleet, which observes the calamity using one of its ubiquitous cameras, sends 371 other ship
  18. Good LUCK! HAHAHAHAHAHA LUCK LUCK LUCK!!!! Wooohooooo! Good LUCK! May God sustain you through the good times and the bad, and may you always have the courage and the wisdom to recall the love that brought you to this day.
  19. Have a happy birthday Mark. The Living Epistles Society
  20. I thought for sure this time... but no... it....just....won't...die... The Living Epistles Society
  21. Garth, where was your believing? How could you believe for all of us to miss your birthday? Do you know why we all missed it? It was the FEAR in the heart and life of Garth P. I'm so ashamed of you. Get thee behind me. No, wait, that sounds sick. Happy birthday. The Living Epistles Society
  22. I got "Pennants and Pinstripes" for my birthday. LET'S GO YANKEES!!!!! Thanks again everyone! The Living Epistles Society
  23. Thanks everyone. We can always count on Kit to remember a birthday! Word Wolf, you da man! Sudo, that is just so sickenly cute, I need an insulin shot. Who was that, the Latina Olsen twins? Sheesh. I appreciate the warm wishes. Raf The Living Epistles Society
  24. ArroooooooooooooooooooO!!!!! Must be a full moon. Or WordWolf's birthday (7/23). The Living Epistles Society [This message was edited by Rafael 1969 on July 23, 2002 at 9:51.]
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