Controlling Myths Perpetuated by Overseers

Fellowship was started by Jesus on the shores of Galilee

Actually it was started by William Irvine about 1897. Many followers believe this group was started by Jesus and this myth is heavily relied on when they make decisions as to whether they should leave the cult or not. If they saw it as just another cult, they would be quicker to leave.

The workers sacrifice so much for you

This is used to get people to be less upset when workers offend others. The facts show otherwise. After living around workers, I've found that they love the freedom from responsibility. They don't have to pay bills, they don't have a spouse, I've heard them laugh at how women look ugly as they grow older, they don't care about lasting friendships, they aren't honest about what's going on. They don't give up getting married to become a worker, they don't want the responsibilities of being married.

You need to go to Meetings to be saved

This myth is hammered into 2x2 kids from the beginning. Their mind control tactics lose effectiveness when the meeting/sessions are missed. That is the true reason. You slip from their grasp. Being a follower of Christ is not dependent on the number of meetings you attend. Besides, there isn't much to be learned that is good at meetings.

The Workers don't ask for Money

Overseers ask for money from the workers each year. Every year the overseer/ head worker requires all the workers to give him their money, either directly to an elder worker at convention or to spend all the money they've gathered through the year for convention supplies. The workers teach that they are homeless and expect people to pity them and give them money. They collect money in hand shakes at meetings. They are in the business of collecting money and funneling it to the overseer who has no financial accountability.

This "way" was from the beginning

This is taught in many areas. The fact remains that William Irvine started the cult about 1897 in Ireland. People can do research and read about it in newspaper printings.

The workers can teach the truth because they don't have financial pressures of buildings

The fact remains that workers are afraid to teach anything from the Bible that their local overseer doesn't agree with. If they do, they may lose their "place" in the work or be removed to a remote field where they don't collect much money. Also, there were things I was told not to teach based on who supplied the workers car in the field and who donated the most money in the field. There are the same pressures as a worker as there are in other religions

All other churches are evil - They are the one true way.

Jesus is the Way, not them. The same accusations that they make against other churchers are true of themselves. They just fantasize that they are the "chosen ones", the "remnant".

2x2 Beliefs

Going 2x2

2x2 Founder

Jesus not God

No Church Buildings

Bun Heads

No Makeup

No Jewelery Rule

Workers R apostles?

Above Jesus Christ

Creator

Darkness

Gospel 10s

Not Hirelings

Spiritual

One Fold

They are the Only Way

Marriage Forbidden

Darkness

Shunning

Attend Meetings

The Right Spirit

2x2 Gospel

2x2 righteousness

2x2 Way Changes

Workers Interpret

No Pants Rule

Personal Convictions

Must Go to Meetings

Professing

Must be 2x2

Name

2x2 Rules

Bread and fruit of vine

Dying Ministry

Give Your Testimony

Appearance

No TV

Spirit

Worship Workers

Salvation by Workers

Controlling Myths

Workers Shouldn't Work

Workers Send to Hell

Activities

Baptism

Deny yourself

Prayer

Sunday AM Meetings

Tradition

Twisted Scriptures

Taking Part

Way Perfect, people not

Workers not working

Testing Meetings

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