Workers do not encourage fasting of foods. In the present New Covenant, they believe fasting means self-denial. Worker Quote: Fasting means starving the fleshl..
The workers do not practice the laying on of hands. 1 Tim. 4:14 – Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Worker Quote: We do not practice laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit. (Jack Carroll, ..
Generally, the majority of the 2x2s believe in God (who is the Father), His son Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They do NOT believe in or teach a TRIUNE GODHEAD, eternally existing in three persons as God the Father, God the Son (Jesus), and God the Holy Spirit, as viewed by most Christian faiths. They ..
Healing, miracles, speaking in tongues, casting out demons are viewed as divine signs used only in the first century. Jesus performed the miracle of healing, etc. so people would realize who He was. Workers do not attempt to heal physical ailments. Some have stated that conventions are miracles. Worker Quote: Yes, I believe God could ..
The 2x2s believe Jesus came to show mankind how to live, to be the Example for all mankind, to be the Example preacher, and to be the Pattern for all true preachers follow. Hymn 91: “He lived to show me how to live…” (Hymns Old & New) John 13:15 – For I have given you ..
They believe that tongues in the scripture are the supernatural gift of speaking in another language without having learned that language, such as at Pentecost in Acts 2 where every man heard them speak in his own language. They believe speaking in tongues was a miracle for New Testament period and that the Bible states ..
Hirelings are any preachers who receive salaries or take up collections and 2x2s believe this is the meaning of John 10:12-13. Hireling preachers are viewed as false preachers or false prophets. See also False Churches Worker Quote: Satan devised a one-man ministry, a ministry limited to one man hired to deliver God’s message. This was ..
2x2s do not observe foot washing. Jesus washed his disciples feet and instructed them to do likewise in John 13:1-17. There are two Ordinances that all Christians agree upon which Jesus Christ has instituted and established for His Church. They are, Baptism and the Communion; and there is debate over a third one, that of ..
An ordinance is an outward institution, a prescribed practice, appointed by Christ, to be observed by all his people to the end of the age, commemorating an essential gospel fact and declaring an essential gospel truth. An ordinance is something that the Church practices because Jesus Christ has told it to do so. They practice ..
Christians, including the 2x2s often use this definition for grace: God’s unmerited favor or kindness to mankind. Generally, the 2x2s do not believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient to save them; and believe they must also do good works to merit salvation. Most believe their salvation hinges on their works. Most do ..