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 ..
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 ..
Their only published book is a hymnal titled Hymns Old and New. They also distribute among membbers printed internal lists of meetings, conventions, weekly Bible Study topics, letters, sermon notes of ministers/workers, and extracts from sermons (called gems) and letters During the World Wars, their lack of published material caused men difficulties in proving they ..
2x2s claim they are not an organization and have no headquarters, no name, and no officers. Instead, they prefer to call themselves a worldwide family or a fellowship. They do have a hierarchy. The members are subject to the ministry, the ministry is subject to Christ who is subject to God. The women in the ..
The 2x2s hold their worship meetings on the first day of the week, (Sunday) the day of Jesus’ resurrection; not on the Sabbath or Saturday. They believe observance of the Old Testament Sabbath laws ended at Calvary. Sunday, as was the Sabbath in the Old Testament, is a day of rest for 2x2s and it ..
When one openly accepts the message of Workers as God’s Only True ministers, it is called professing. This is done by standing to one’s feet or raising a hand in a Gospel Meeting when the Worker extends an invitation (called testing the meeting“. To make this decision is also called to profess, make your choice, decide ..
They meet ONLY in homes for Fellowship Meetings on the first day of the Week, and are strongly opposed to church buildings, contending that Jesus did not authorize any buildings in which to hold services for the New Testament Christian Church. They refer to church buildings as false churches. They take literally: Acts 7:48, 17:24 ..
Testimony is also called taking part or to speak in meetings. One must first profess to have the privilege of participating in the meetings in testimony, prayer and communion. All professing members are expected to participate, one by one, in the weekly Fellowship Meetings. The only acceptable excuse for being absent from meetings is sickness ..
In most free countries where there are members, the Annual Conventions are the highlight of their year. It is a time when they come together to share like precious faith. Convention is sometimes spoken of as days on earth as days in heaven. During the Convention, the property is revered as holy ground by some. ..