They believe that Jesus blood was shed for the remission of sins and that He gave Himself for the sins of man that He might deliver them from this evil world. (Matt 26:28, Romans 3:25). That God will not forgive man’s sins if they don’t forgive others who sin against them:
Matt. 6:14-15 – If you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Proverbs 28:13 – He who covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
They believe that all sins can be forgiven except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:29). Some 2x2s believe that remarriage after divorce, is a premeditated sin and living in adultery/sin, and that the parties cannot be saved unless they separate.
Worker Quote: These two words, “gave Himself,” occur in 1 Timothy 2:4-6. When our Lord died on the middle cross of Calvary, He tasted death for every man. It was for the world of humanity, regardless of race or color. The door of Salvation was opened wide that “Whosoever will, may come.” In Galatians 1:4, we read that Christ “gave Himself for our sins.” He opened up a way of salvation for every man–for the good, the bad, the rich, the poor. Do we appreciate, as we should, our forgiveness of sins? Paul wrote, “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Also, “Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission.” (Jack Carroll, Hayden Lake Conv., 1949)