Much stress is put on 2x2s to be different from the world and to not engage in “things of the world.” Their idea of being different is to look and be peculiarly odd and old fashioned; e.g. disdain worldly fads, fashions, TV, theater, alcohol, smoking, various entertainment, activities, etc. The ideal professing woman’s appearance will ..
Higher education was strongly discouraged even up to the 1970’s, and 2x2s who attended anyway were looked down upon. They are totally against attending a Seminary. 1910: “It is not necessary for any of us to go to college to be able to walk in the way of Jesus or to teach that way. Jesus ..
The word legalism does not occur in the Bible. What is Legalism? Christians use the term to describe a doctrinal position emphasizing a system of rules and regulations for achieving both salvation and spiritual growth. Legalism is an attempt to gain favor with God or to impress our fellow man by doing certain things (or ..
The 2×2 Church was started by William Irvine (View Photos) in Ireland around the turn of the 20th century (1897-1901). Irvine was born in Kilsyth, Scotland on January 7, 1863. When he was 30, he professed in a revival service held in Motherwell, Scotland in January, 1893, by Presbyterian evangelist John McNeill. He held the ..
Tithing – Money – Giving – Finances – Collections The 2x2s do not believe in tithing 10% or any amount–that was part of the Old Law. Preaching the Gospel freely, without taking a collection is one of the Workers identifying marks. They are supported by members free-will offerings, and some estates are willed to them. ..
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 ..
An Apostate has deliberately separated themselves from a religious belief. Synonyms: dissenter, defector, deserter, traitor, backslider, turncoat; nonconformist. Apostasy is also considered abandonment or defiance of what was previously held to be true and practiced and rebellion against those same beliefs and practices. Those who have intentionally rejected, separated or disassociated themselves from the 2×2 ..
Faith Lines is preaching without a fixed salary and without appealing for donations, using Matthew 10 as a guide and solely trusting God to meet needs. In January, 1899, John Long was the first to go preach independently on Faith Lines—before Wm. Irvine, Ed Cooney, George Walker or any other worker. Worker Quote: Faith Lines ..
Jesus is the 2x2s’ Elder Brother. Jesus is the firstborn, which is the elder sibling in a family: Colossians 1:18 – And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Romans 8:29 – For ..
The 2x2s believe they are God’s Only Right/True Way. No one can get to heaven unless they come to Christ through their preachers. Their Workers have a monopoly on Heaven. The 2x2s are God’s chosen people. This is the scripture they use to support this belief: Eph. 4:4-6 There is one body, and one Spirit, ..