2x2s say they believe in No Church Buildings
T2x2s say they believe in No Church Buildings, yet they have buildings built for the sole purpose of their annual conventions.
Writing about the 2x2 religion can be difficult. When I was a child, my mother told me that we believed : no church buildings, workers without a home, meetings in a home. But when I grew up and traveled through all of the 50 states and part of Canada, I found that things had changed. I saw CONVENTIONS with new buildings, used just for the MEETINGS during CONVENTION time. I was surprised, not really remembering why. All these rules were changing. Everybody was changing rules and none of it was based on the Bible. But I didn't think much of that then, because I was one of them and was raised in this way. I just saw it as a contradiction and hypocrisy but not as a sin. Now I know that God doesn't want us to lie. So making a rule of "no church buildings" and calling this man-made rule a teaching of God is a sin. Violating the "no church building" is not a sin. Because God never made this rule. However, worshiping idols is a sin though. And many idolize the workers who make up all these rules for their own self-righteousness. Please note that our own righteousness (by Biblical definition) is obedience/keeping of the commandments of God.
Verses Misused by WORKERS to Support "No Church Buildings" Rule
Mat 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
This is twisted to something like this: "Peter was wanting to build a church building, but God set Peter straight, 'Listen to Jesus your example preacher, no church buildings'".
Obviously, the point is that Peter needed to listen to Jesus Christ and put faith in him. It is not about whether we should or should not be constructing buildings. It was easy as a WORKER when preaching to insinuate things into scripture that wasn't there. I've done it before as a 2x2 WORKER. It is sad how the followers just gobble it up too.
Of the Devil
Many WORKERS will tell you that preachers who have their own church buildings are of the devil. Not only have the WORKERS made up the rule of no church buildings, but they have condemned others to hell based on their rule.
I believe their goal is to turn others away from going to a church service and listening to more accurate teachings then the WORKERS could ever give about God.
Early WORKER Church Buildings
In the early years, the WORKERS had church buildings. Many people don't know about this. The WORKERS had MEETING HALLS that were transportable that they used to preach in. Also WORKERS had MEETING TENTS and used these shelters to preach out of. These buildings were made by the hands of men too.
The Purpose of No Church Buildings Rule
I believe the whole purpose of the "no church buildings" rule is for several reasons:
The Tabernacle of God
When God spoke to Moses and led the children of Israel out of Egypt into the promised land, God commanded Moses to build a tabernacle according to the pattern which God showed Moses.
Exo_25:9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it.
If a person were to believe the WORKERS, then a person would condemn Moses as being a preacher of the devil because Moses worshiped in the tabernacle, a building made with hands.
The Temple of God
Many devout followers of God worshiped the LORD in the temple of God. One example is Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist, who served in the temple of God.
Luk 1:5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
A person believing in the WORKERS would have to say that Zacharias was going to hell because he served in the temple of God.
Disciples Met in Synagogues
Mat_4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
Jesus Christ himself preached in synagogues. So if you believed the WORKERS that people who preach in church buildings are going to hell, then you would have to condemn the Messiah! Oh the trouble people get into, the hypocrisy of making man-made rules.
Mat_9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
Apostles Preached in Synagogues
Act_13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.
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.|