They believe to repent means to change one’s mind, and turn from sin. Repentance in relation to salvation is changing your mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ. Acts 26:20 – [Paul preached] that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said ..
They believe their method of ministry and fellowship/church is God’s Only True Way, their preachers are God’s Only True Preachers and the members are the only true Followers of God on earth. Conversely, they believe all other pastors, preachers, missionaries, churches and denominations are false. Worker Quote: Apart from a true ministry, there could be ..
The 2x2s claim they are not a sect or denomination, preferring instead to call their group a fellowship, a family or the fold. They are nicknamed the Friends and Workers Fellowship (aka F&Ws), and refer to themselves as the truth, among themselves. Acts 2:42 – And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, ..
Sometimes they claim they have no rules. However there are many verbal unwritten rules that have been passed down for generations that are expected to be followed. Many comply with the rules they observe others following, due to peer pressure. It is somewhat expected that female members appear outwardly as peculiar people. Some –more–> Worker ..
They believe scripture instructs children to obey their parents, wives are admonished to submit to their husbands, husbands to submit to Christ, the younger to their elders, one to another, citizens to kings and governments. They believe members should willingly obey the Workers without question based on: Hebrews 13:17 – Obey them that have the ..
They do not celebrate Easter (or Christmas) as religious holidays. Worker Quote: In the year 325 Constantine called the Nicene Council which added to the holy days the day of Easter. They accepted this now into Christianity with its bunny rabbits and eggs because it was a celebration of fertility. And that’s the way things ..
They do not celebrate Christmas or Easter as religious holidays. All 2x2s do not celebrate Christmas or Easter in the same manner. Some 2x2s claim that rather than celebrate only Dec. 25, they celebrate or revere Jesus’ birth all year long–since no one knows for certain exactly when Jesus was born. Some view Christmas as ..
Sin: The authors of the Bible used different words to refer to sin in its many forms. The2x2s believe that sin means to miss the mark. It may refer to doing something against a person or God; doing or not doing what is right; or doing something that will have negative consequences. Sin is the ..
Church Government may be divided into seven significant elements in the administration of a church. For the 2×2 church: 1. Source of authority. The 2×2 church is a top down administration. There is no one Overseer at the top; rather there are a few worldwide male Overseers who rule over large territories; under which are ..
They believe in a three-fold Enemy: World, Flesh and Devil/Satan. They see Satan as a fallen angel engaged in an age-long struggle to deceive and seduce men to follow him rather than obey God. He is evil, a deceiver, a murderer, a liar, and has power only insofar as God allows. They fear him and ..