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 ..
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 ..
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 ..
They believe to repent means to change one’s mind, and turn from sin. Repentance in relation to salvation is changing your mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ. Acts 26:20 – [Paul preached] that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. Acts 2:38 – Then Peter said ..
Sometimes they claim they have no rules. However there are many verbal unwritten rules that have been passed down for generations that are expected to be followed. Many comply with the rules they observe others following, due to peer pressure. It is somewhat expected that female members appear outwardly as peculiar people. Some –more–> Worker ..
They believe scripture instructs children to obey their parents, wives are admonished to submit to their husbands, husbands to submit to Christ, the younger to their elders, one to another, citizens to kings and governments. They believe members should willingly obey the Workers without question based on: Hebrews 13:17 – Obey them that have the ..
Sin: The authors of the Bible used different words to refer to sin in its many forms. The2x2s believe that sin means to miss the mark. It may refer to doing something against a person or God; doing or not doing what is right; or doing something that will have negative consequences. Sin is the ..
They believe in a three-fold Enemy: World, Flesh and Devil/Satan. They see Satan as a fallen angel engaged in an age-long struggle to deceive and seduce men to follow him rather than obey God. He is evil, a deceiver, a murderer, a liar, and has power only insofar as God allows. They fear him and ..
The 2x2s believe Jesus will return to earth a second time, which occurs in two separate events. First Jesus will come for His church in the clouds in the air (1 Thes. 4:17) at which time all the Christians will disappear in the twinkling of an eye (1 Cor. 15:52). Some call this the Rapture, ..