Makeup is not allowed in the 2x2 religion. Women are discouraged from wearing makeup. A woman wearing makeup may be given the evil eye and made to feel like a villain. At least that's the way it was. However the overseers of the 2x2 religion are slowly changing rules on make up now.
I know of a woman (now deceased) that wore eyebrow liner. I never noticed, until someone pointed it out. Turns out the woman was bald and had no eyebrows. So she used liner and wore a wig. Other than this, in 33 years of going to meetings, I've never noticed a professing woman in the 2x2s that wore makeup.
Here's a quote of a worker:
Paul Sharp, Glen Valley Convention 8/4/88 "I don't like to see trends of some things amongst God's people: such as make up, jewelry, and games. We don't want to see law have to be used. We need clean homes, not videos. You folks will have to decide whether we have to use the rod."
What is the law Paul Sharp is talking about? Conformity or else - or else you will not be able to participate in their meetings.
I know 2x2 elders that play violent video games. They probably do it when the workers are not there or stuff their games into a closet like some do with their TVs. Which is worse? makeup or violent video games?
Verses Used to Condemn Makeup
Most often the workers liken women who wear makeup to Jezebel.
2 Kings 9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.
I wasn't there when Jezebel painted her face, but I think face painting is mostly done when 2x2s celebrate Halloween (day of the dead) or go to football games. Sometimes the military people paint their face.
I don't think face painting is the same as wearing make up. But it sure shows how the older male workers view women wearing makeup.
Changes in Makeup Teachings
I have heard that workers are changing their rules on make up now. In Texas, many women wear makeup. While they preach Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever, the rulings of the older brothers and overseers are ever changing. For now, workers don't kick the women out of meetings for wearing makeup. Kind of hard to do when they need the homes to live in and depend on their donations for their trust funds.
I think the workers "tolerate" people wearing make up, in fear they will quit meetings over it. There numbers are really dropping. You know the workers don't say what they mean, or mean what they say. I will wait until I hear that women workers are wearing makeup before I would begin to believe that workers really allow makeup.
Adorned with Good Works
I think the emphasis should be made for women to adorn themselves with good works and encourage women to love God with all their heart and the outward appearance will take care of itself. When people are more focused on outward appearance than a person's heart, then it tells me they are trying to force them to change to their will. This is not always good in the long run. God wants us to do things from our heart, not just a lip service.
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.
While workers are so focused on their man-made rules and methods of worship and appearance, I know that God wants to write his law on our hearts and in our minds. This produces a service out of understanding and love that is beautiful.
Jesus not God
No Church Buildings
No Jewelery Rule
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Above Jesus Christ
They are the Only Way
The Right Spirit
2x2 Way Changes
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.|