For a person to have any hope of salvation or be allowed baptism into the 2×2 group, one must accept the workers and their Gospel message; and acknowledge any salvation experience prior to professing through the workers as invalid. They must diligently follow the 2×2 way til death. One’s salvation is not secure or known until after death. Generally, salvation and rewards are considered the same item.
Salvation is attained by accepting the Gospel through a 2×2 Worker. This Conversion is called professing, being saved or born again. All salvation experiences prior to professing through the workers are worthless and of no value. The converted person is referred to as a Child of God, Friend, Saint, one of God’s Peculiar People, etc.
If one hears the gospel through a worker and rejects it, they will go to hell. Exceptions are made for those who never get the opportunity to hear the gospel; i.e. a fair God will be their judge.
They believe salvation is by faith plus works. …work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, (Phil 2:12). Eternal Life is not viewed as a free gift…it must be merited.
Worker Quote: Salvation is a 2-way street. It [Grace] is a gift from God, but there is a part for us to do. Think of rocks in a stream of water getting clean and smooth due to the action of the water. There is a condition for us to fulfill to receive salvation – we need to be in the stream of God’s grace that He can do for us which we cannot do for ourselves. By faith we reach out and take up what God offers and let it do what it’s intended to do. (US Overseer Harold Bennett, Pretoria II Convention, 2006)
To the question: Will you briefly explain the way to salvation?
Worker’s Answer: This is a big question to reply to by a mere answer to a question, but I will try to answer it. God sent His beloved Son from heaven, He came to earth and lived a life which perfectly pleased His Father, He lived here as the light of men, as the Way, the Truth and the Life. He gave the world the only perfect manifestation of Christianity of the word made flesh dwelling among us, He was crucified for our sins. He arose from the dead for our justification, He ascended to God s right hand, He ever liveth to make intercession for us, He is coming again as the angels promised on the Mount of Ascension, He sent forth preachers with the Gospel in the way He went Himself, so that by life and lip they might make known to sinners. The Gospel must be preached in such a way as to produce individual conviction of sin and need and produce the cry from the heart of the unregenerate person, “What must I do to be saved?” The messenger of the Gospel points the sinner to Christ, and assures him that God made all provision that his sins may be forgiven. And as he considers the necessity of becoming a true disciple, but feels his inability in himself to be saved, he is shown that Christ who knocks at the door of his heart is only waiting to come in and give him power to become a son of God (John). He accepts Christ by faith, God receives him as a child. God sees the willingness in his heart for discipleship and forgives and regenerates. The work of salvation was accomplished on Calvary for him, now it is an accomplished fact in him. He values the precious promise of God. If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. He goes on to live the life and render obedience to the Spirit of God, because of what God has done for him. He ever remembers there is only one pattern for the Christian, that of Him who left us an example that we should follow His steps. (Willie Hughes April 23, 1931 Letter, Gawler, Australia)