Workers Claim They Aren't Hirelings
Workers claim that all other are hirelings because they claim they don't take a salary.
The workers preach on the following verses, claiming that because they don't take a salary that they are not hirelings, but that others are:
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Here is a workers quote:
Jack Carroll San Diego Convention 10/6/51 "We make no secret of the fact that we are deliberately and purposefully teaching men and women the world over how to do without the hireling ministry and the public building, to worship God in spirit and in truth as those early Christians did in homes consecrated to God as recorded in the New Testament."
Jack Carroll Hayden Lake Convention 6/25/49 "There is no record of a hired minister in the New Testament to preach the Word of God. No hireling minister has any scriptural right to baptize anybody. Jesus deliberately sought to have the scriptures fulfilled in His life and ministry. Salt is a preservative. Our responsibility is to preserve the Way of the Truth upon the earth."
But what they teach contradicts scripture:
Luk_10:7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.
Even the 12 apostles were provided for by God. And that is not their fault, nor was it a sin. It was the will of Jesus Christ that when he sent them out to do work for him, he took care of their needs. Also, Jesus Christ told the 12 apostles not to go from house to house, but the workers do go from house to house.
While a 2x2, I would listen to their preaching, hear the verses read and nod my head in agreement. But since I've left the 2x2s, it's easy to see that Jesus Christ was saying "I am the good shepherd." That is, only Jesus Christ is the good shepherd.
The friends of the workers compensate the workers for their labors. But they are not worthy of this because they don't preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and the lie to their friends. They deceive them about how the organization got started. And what do you call it when they say new workers have to sell everything and give them their money? Are they not earning (rather deceiving people) and is that not how they gain much money? What about the old men and women who leave them large sums of money to be used without any oversight, at their own direction and recommendation? Doesn't this contribute to their income. We know it does.
The other important part of this picture is the verses before. The Bible needs to be read with the context in mind. So let's see what Jesus Christ said before:
Joh 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
The people that came before Jesus Christ were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses etc. And Jesus Christ said about them "all that came before me were thieves and robbers." But Jesus Christ said "I am the door of the sheep." He didn't say other people were. In fact, other scripture makes it really plain."
Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Only Jesus Christ is the good shepherd. Jesus Christ is the door. The Bible doesn't contradict itself. That's what Jesus Christ said. Evidently, the workers think that Jesus Christ is a liar, according to what they teach. Or they think the Bible is wrong. Why don't you ask them?
Who saved David, a man after God's own heart?
Psalm 23:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Jesus Christ was the good shepherd of David, the previous king of Israel.
Above Jesus Christ
Jesus not God
Long Hair & Buns
Workers are apostles
Meetings in Home
They are the Only Way
No Church Buildings
The Right Spirit
No Jewelery Rule
No Pants Rule
Must Go to Meetings
Must be 2x2
Bread and fruit of vine
Give Your Testimony
Salvation by Workers
Workers Shouldn't Work
Workers Send to Hell
Sunday AM Meetings
Way Perfect, people not
Workers not working
|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.|