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.

  • No TVs (but many own tvs, just hide them in closet when workers come over). When followers travel and stay at motels, many watch TVs proving that it is just a form and show to not have a TV in their home.
  • Internet is allowed and many workers have laptops with Internet access. If overseers were concerned about TV corrupting people, how much more can unrestricted Internet access by their children corrupt them? Their NO TV rule conflicts in principal with their OK TO HAVE INTERNET rule.
  • Woman must not cut their hair. But woman workers don't even follow this rule. Many women's hair will split or break off so they "trim" their hair and avoid using the word "cut".
  • Woman should wear their hair in buns (no scripture for this rule)
  • Woman should wear dresses, not pants (pants are often times more modest than dresses)
  • No jewelry (not a sin to wear inexpensive jewelry)
  • No makeup (not a sin in Bible to wear makeup)
  • Go to Sunday morning meetings in home unless you're so sick you might die (no rule for this in Bible)
  • "Take Part" in meetings (outward rule again to cover up what is inside their heart)
  • Agree with the workers (even though workers will not openly declare their beliefs)
  • Don't drink alcohol (only taught in some countries. In France, they have wine and Australian men may go out for beer at a bar after meetings)
  • 2x2s are discouraged from attending other churches that are "false". 2x2 workers preach against false churches who have church buildings.
  • In many US states, drinking of alcoholic beverages is forbidden. Many consider it a sin and despise people who drink wine or beer. While the Bible speaks against drunkenness, it never labels drinking wine or beer a sin.
  • In some states, having a beard is reason enough to be despised. Some workers will ask men to shave their beards because they claim these men are trying to "hide their face". The Bible never states that having a beard is a sin.
  • People are expected to attend meetings regularly. The Bible teaches that we should have fellowship with others, but does not teach that attending meetings are a condition for salvation. People who attend fewer meetings than expected are said to be "losing out" (losing out on salvation is insinuated). God wants us to have fellowship with Christians.
  • Workers restrict people to Bible studies with the workers or the "friends". However the Bible teaches us to have studies with Christians. It does not limit studying the Bible only with 2x2 members.
  • Don't attend Christian seminars. Donna Butler attended a Christian seminar held by Bill Gothard with her two daughters Codi and Bretta and son Clark. They invited me along. It was great and I learned a lot. Thanks Donna! They had a code word to refer to the seminar of "Salmon Arm" (name of convention location that sounds like "seminar") because the state overseer of the cult didn't like the Christian Bill Gothard seminars. So they hid the fact from people who disapproved rather than face persecution for Christ's sake.
2x2 Beliefs

Foundation

Creator

Above Jesus Christ

Jesus not God

Darkness

Long Hair & Buns

No Makeup

Workers are apostles

Gospel 10s

Not Hirelings

Homeless Preachers

Going 2x2

Meetings in Home

Spiritual

One Fold

They are the Only Way

No Church Buildings

Marriage Forbidden

Darkness

Shunning

Attend Meetings

The Right Spirit

2x2 Gospel

2x2 righteousness

Belief Changes

Workers Interpret

No Jewelery Rule

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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