2x2s believe they are more righteous than other people because their preachers sell all, are itinerant and because they fellowship in homes.
More Faith or Faithless Preachers?
2x2 workers believe they are going out on faith by having a flexible salary as opposed to other preachers who have a fixed salary. Despite both preachers (2x2 and other) having a salary, they believe a variable salary is more righteous. Somehow they believe this equates to them having more faith.
While the apostles left their home for a while to go preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, the 2x2 workers believe they are more righteous if they are homeless. Although there is no commandment of God for preachers to be homeless (more scripture to justify making a rule that you have to ride a donkey), they assert that them being homeless (as they call it) makes them more righteous.
2x2s misuse Luke 18 instructions to a man who loved money but wanted to inherit eternal life as an excuse to make their rule that you must sell everything and give to them/poor (they claim they are poor despite millions in trust funds) in order to go preach.
Even if a preacher were to follow their rules and be righteous in their eyes, they would still be rejected if they went out and preached on their own. If you don't belong to their organization and submit to their annual collections are their conventions, then you still wouldn't be accepted as a "true servant of God". There is no reasoning with them. They even ignore:
Mark 9:38 And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. For he that is not against us is on our part.
I think they disregard this scripture because a preacher of Jesus Christ would not accept them as brethren because they don't preach Jesus Christ and his righteousness - the 2x2 workers preach their rules (makes them more money) and their righteousness.
So the 2x2 workers are self-righteous. They make up rules, and despite not even following their rules, they proclaim that their righteousness is still better than other preacher and so other preachers are going to hell.
In Deuteronomy, the writer Moses proclaims:
Deuteronomy 6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
But Moses knew that our righteousness in following God's commandments (2x2s don't even follow God's commandments) was still not enough for us to earn our righteousness for salvation. Even when we break 1 commandments, we are guilty of all. And Isaiah said:
Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Because 2x2s have gone and created their own rules, twisted scripture to make money off preachers who fall for their rules and don't even follow God's commandments, they are self-righteous - they have proclaimed themselves righteous by their own authority - a meaningless justification in God's eyes.
Because 2x2s are self-righteous, they don't believe in keeping 10 commandments, ignoring leading of Holy Spirit to convict them of their sin, so they don't see their sin and feel no need for repentance. And since they don't need to repent, they don't teach the baptism of repentance for remission of sins (confession of sins at baptism) like John the Baptist and the apostles did (Matthew 3:6, Mark 1:5, Luke 3:3, Luke 24:7 etc).
The 2x2s would be more righteous if they followed Jesus instructions in :
Luke 22:36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
But the 2x2s in general don't believe in the deity of Jesus Christ even (though their founder William Irvine did) so they don't follow those instructions of Jesus Christ to his apostles either.
The solution would be for 2x2s to enter into life by keeping the commandments of God, seeing their sin, realizing their sinful condition, getting baptized by New Testament preachers and confessing their sins and being obedient children to God.
Please pray for the 2x2s and help them to see their sin so they could be convicted of their sin by the Holy Spirit and repent and turn to Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of mankind.
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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.|