2x2s and the 2x2 Religion
The 2x2 religion has many names: two by two religion, two by twos, 2x2s. Most often by their own followers they call themselves: The Faith, The Way, and The Truth. The hierarchy is made of the older brothers, the overseers, the workers, elders and the the friends of the workers. The religion was started by William Irvine, a FreeMason, in about 1897.
I want to tell you about this organization and denomination whose followers call themselves "The Way", "The Truth", "The Faith" and "The Testimony" among many other names. Most others call them 2x2s. I want to tell you about their secretive anti-Christ beliefs and history of deceit, the hypocrisy and their founder William Irvine.
I hope you ask yourself: "Is Jesus Christ God as He and the Apostles Claimed?"
Amazingly many of their followers don't even know that Jesus Christ is God our Saviour and they don't know that if you believe in Jesus Christ as Lord And God then they will excommunicate you.
My name is Brad Lewis. I was born and raised in a family that believed in the workers. I "professed" at about 10 or 11 years old, was baptized by workers a year or two later and at age 18, I became a worker in this religion. However, my heart, mind and body could not take the hypocrisy and confusion of what I saw while being a worker and they dropped me of at my folks place to recover my strength. After recovering from being in the work, and many years later at about age 33, I went through the struggle of exiting again. Because of discovering the core evil beliefs of the religion, I could not attend meetings, I was so repulsed by the workers. In pursuit of God, I became a disciple of Jesus Christ. I came to believe in Jesus Christ as God my Saviour. You can rightfully say I'm a sinner. Yes, perhaps even the least of God's disciples. And maybe you won't like some of the things you read. And frankly I'm not a good writer, but I want to at least share the things I've witnessed and been able to document. I've tried to include many relevant scriptures because life is all about God and what is right in His eyes.
Primary Belief of 2x2 Religion
The primary or foundational belief of the 2x2 religion is that their god is the only god and that the workers are the only true servants of their god. This is very similar to Muslim belief that Allah is God and that Mohammed is his true prophet. By following through it is easy to see that they believe any minister or preacher or person who rejects going to meetings is believed to be of the devil and going to hell.
Disbelief In Jesus Christ Who is the Word of God
The 2x2s do not believe in the New Testament of Jesus Christ. They don't believe in keeping the law of God/ the ten commandments written on their hearts nor can many even quote the law of God. They believe in following the workers and their traditions.
Who is Jesus Christ? Is Jesus Christ God?
2x2s believe that Jesus Christ is the son of a man but don't believe he is good and God as found in:
Mat_19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Mar_10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Luk_18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.
Mat_1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Rejecting Greatest Commandment
The 2x2s reject the greatest commandment of God, which is to :Love the LORD thy God with all they heart, soul, mind and strength. Why?, you ask? Well they don't believe Jesus Christ is God, so how could they worship God?
Rejecting Second Greatest Commandment
The second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. Since followers of the overseers and workers don't love God who inspires us and gives us power to obey him, then how can they love their neighbor as themselves?
See also - Why This Website
Invited? - The First Outward Appearance
The outward appearance portrayed to newcomers by members of the 2x2 religion is that of innocent Bible studies or a simple home church. People are often invited to Bible Studies in a home. They may be handed an invitation or invited verbally. The people inviting you may claim that they are not part of any church. They may say that they are not part of an organization. They may say that it's not run by anyone. They may say that they are just a group of people that study the Bible. As a result of being told these things, many are surprised to learn the antiChrist beliefs of the 2x2s and their everyday practices.
Misconduct to Criminal Level
Don't take my word for it. Read letters from their own workers who tell that they don't follow Jesus Christ, messages from a sister worker who says she was raped by an overseer and read the court documents of convicted overseers.Leslie White accused by sister worker of raping her.
Names of the 2x2 Religion
What name do they take? The 2x2s will often say that they "have no name" or they are "nondenominational Christians". Both are lies. Whether the lies are told intentionally to mislead you or whether they are repeating what the workers told them to say, they are lies. In meetings, from their own mouths, they refer to themselves as "the friends". In their own meetings they often call their group "The Way" or "The Truth" or "The Faith".
Overseers of the 2x2 religion have declared and registered names for their business with governments. With some countries the overseers have registered as corporations and others as non-profit charities. See Registered Names.
If you're not sure if the group you are in contact with is the 2x2s, then simply look at their hymn book. The 2x2s in the USA and English-speaking countries use a hymn book published by R.L. Allan & Sons titled "Hymns Old and New". So on the front cover you would likely see the words "Hymns Old & New". The publisher of the hymn book can be found within the first three pages of their hymnal. It will say "R.L. Allan & Sons".
They have homeless ministers/preachers who travel in pairs that they may call "workers". They meet in homes every Sunday morning for what they call "meetings" or "Sunday morning meetings". They may call them "Bible studies" or "Bible talks" if you are new so that you won't google the word "meetings" and be found out.
They attend annual services that they call "conventions".
2x2s often avoid using the words "meetings", "workers", "overseers" or even "meetings" from newcomers for fear that people will do searches on these words and find out their true beliefs. Often it has been a slip of someone in their testimony at a meeting when someone says "the faith" or "the way" that has led someone to search the INTERNET and find this website.
2x2s will often discourage newcomers from reading about their religion on the INTERNET by saying "It's all full of lies".
Usually these facts alone will tell you whether a the person is of the 2x2 religion and doesn't believe that Jesus Christ is God.
2x2s Belief about Jesus Christ
2x2s don't believe Jesus Christ is God. They believe this is false doctrine and of the devil.
2x2s do not believe in the prophesied and written will of Jesus Christ. 2x2s do not observe the New Testament which is the law of God/ the ten commandments written on the heart.
Worldwide Enforced Beliefs of the 2x2 Denomination
Baptism of 2x2s by the Workers
Christian baptisms are rejected by 2x2s because Christians believe in a different Jesus Christ than Christians and preach a different gospel than Christians.
Regular Gatherings of 2x2s:
2x2s preach that to join or become a member you must:
Even after all these requirements of theirs, the workers claim you cannot know if you are saved. Somehow you are expected to accept them as saved and of God, damn all others to hell and not know about your own eternal end.
Hierarchy of the 2x2 Organization
The Older Brothers
Let's start with the little known "top" of the pyramid hierarchy. Without the "older brothers" the whole organization would fall apart more quickly into chaos.
The organization is run by "the older brothers". They are all male. No women are allowed to be in this group. These "older brothers" elect overseers according to how popular they are among the other overseers, workers and their friends. The older brothers make up the rules for the organization, and their approved overseers enforce these well defined rules. The older brothers mostly try to remain incognito and few know all their names. The older brothers have guaranteed income from bank accounts and trust funds. The older brothers maintain a staff of overseers to carry out their work. See list of older brothers
The overseers rule over 2x2s in geographical areas assigned to them by the older brothers. Overseers are always male and no women chosen for this office.
Overseers are responsible for many things, some of which include: glorifying themselves and the older brothers, managing their staff of workers, recruiting new workers, maintaining conformity within the rules, organizing the conventions and special meetings etc. Overseers have guaranteed income from bank accounts and trust funds. The names of overseers are most often found at the top of the workers list so everyone knows who is in charge. These workers lists are handed out annually after their home conventions. See list of overseers and their geographical assignments
Overseers recruit workers. To become a worker, one must profess faith in the overseer's way, sell all that they have (except suit, tie, computer, luggage etc), give the money to the poor (overseers and workers claim that they are the poor and demand money be given to them), and never marry. Workers must follow the overseers rules well in order to be allowed to become a worker. They must have popularity in order to become a worker. Workers follow the instructions of overseers who dictate to them where to preach, what to preach, how to preach, what they can speak about and what they cannot speak about.
All people in the 2x2 religion know the workers in their own area and the name of their workers' overseer. As a child, I rarely heard the names of the "older brothers" who rule over the overseers.
Search for workers names
Each Sunday morning (the 2x2s day of worship), the 2x2s attend Sunday Morning Meetings. These meetings are held in the homes of elders, appointed by workers with the approval of the overseers.
The friends or the friends of the workers are the common follower in the religion. They follow the directions and teachings of the elders, the elder's workers and their workers' overseer.
Their "Don't" Beliefs:
Most children know their religion according to what they "don't" believe in. Some rules vary according to overseers and workers as to what degree they are believed or enforced but here are a few that many will recognize:
2x2 Religion is Not of God
Since after extensive research I recognize that the overseers and workers don't believe Jesus Christ is the Word of God and don't believe He is good, then I have come to understand that the 2x2 religion is a cult and simply not of God. All must repent of their sins and put their faith in God like Jesus Christ teaches in order to be saved.
Jesus Christ himself is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and God our Saviour just as He said He is.
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Kept From You
Why This Website
2x2 Founder William Irvine
Who Is Going to Hell
From Cult to Jesus Christ
Blessings after Faith
2x2s in News
Recent 2x2 News
Don't Go to Meetings
Please Talk to me
The Narrow Way
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|