2x2 Restrictions, Rules, Teachings and Regulations
Rules Having Show of Flesh in Deceit and Will Worship
While the overseers reject the ten commandments of God, instead they lay down their own ordinances and rules for their followers to they can have a form and show of the flesh. Their rules deceive others about what is really in their followers heart. Paul, the apostle of God warned of such people:
Col 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Contrast this what Paul taught to instead be seeking the things above
Col 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Overseers Have the Final Say
The overseers have the final say in everything. It doesn't matter what the Bible says on an issue.
Attending "Christian Church Services"
You can only attend Christian church services to prove you are a "Christian" if you are a 2x2 man dating a non-2x2 woman and trying to get her to profess. Same with professing girls trying to attract non-2x2s. Regular attendance of another church will cause loss of membership. Membership is determined by the overseers, workers and elders
The workers rules and regulations (mostly unspoken) are what kills the life of their followers. They vary widely based on geography. I realized such a blessing after leaving the cult by latching onto the 10 commandments. They give me a clear outline of what is sin and what is not. This gives extraordinary relief from many anxieties and lifted a heavy burden from my heart and mind. Mind control instigates fears and anxieties that bind a person to the cult and rob them of liberty. Praise God for being clear in the Bible and God have mercy on the workers for corrupting others for their own gain.
Some things are taught by workers in meetings. Other things are taught through behavioral control. For example, if you say that you are going to go to another Bible Study at a church, they would frown or grimace so that you learn from their body language that this is the wrong thing to be doing. If you persist, discouraging remarks may be made to you and about you to others. Yet if you were to put things into words and read them back like this "Is it a sin to study the Bible?" Then you would have to answer "No, God wants this". But yet workers forbid others from participating in Bible studies with Christians. For example, how many workers study with Presbyterians or Baptists? Zippo. They are afraid of getting to know God. They love darkness rather than light. (There are exceptions: they will do Bible studies to try to convert people and recruit them. But they don't consider the other person "saved" until they profess.
Erickson said members of the group do not own televisions ("we have found it takes away from the quietness of the home") and don't go to movies. Females dress in skirts of mid-calf length and wear their hair long, practices grounded in Scripture.
Source - www.tdn.com search for article "Worldwide fellowship needs no building, no budget, no bishops"
Erickson failed to report that this "quietness" is mistaken to be the spirit of the 2x2s. And having lived in a 2x2 home before (being raised in the cult) I can tell you that there was no rest of God in my folks home.
I just get a kick out of these outrageous lies and the ignorant reporters who write this trash.
Jesus not God
No Church Buildings
No Jewelery Rule
Workers R apostles?
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.|