No Makeup

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. The 2x2 religion is 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.

Verses Used to Condemn Makeup

Most often the workers like 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, their rules are ever changing. At least workers don't kick the women out of meetings for wearing makeup now.

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, so 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.

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

Sad feedback

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