Letter of Apology
Dear 2x2s and all others I've met in my life while a 2x2,
First off, the name of the group I'm talking about is called " the Truth, The Way, The Testimony". They will tell you they don't have a name (I told people as a kid and adult that we didn't have a name or were "non-denominational"), but they call themselves "the truth" all the time. They call each other "the friends". Their ministers are "the workers". And their local leader is "the overseer".
I was raised in the 2x2 cult by my parents, Joel and Lynda Lewis. I tried to please my parents by " professing", hoping they would love me more and God would accept me. Despite still being empty inside, and being afraid to talk about it, I continued, trying harder and harder to please this demanding 2x2 spirit. I got baptized by Stanley Sullivan at about 11 and at age 18 sold everything and gave it to the " workers" to become worthy of them to be a "worker". Still sad deep inside my soul and trying to be accepted, I tried hard as a worker, misusing the scripture to preach the things I had heard since a child. I am sorry that I didn't know what in the world I was talking about in meetings. I have preached many, many 2x2 lies, even using the Bible to speak from. Satan was using me and taking advantage of my ignorance.
At age 33, I exited the cult after feeling horribly sad from the abuse of the workers like Dave Nealon, Linda Brist, Harold Bennett and many cult followers including: Jon Lewis, Lynda Lewis, Linda Brist, Milo Wicks and many others who didn't care about my soul as I tried to help Phu Nguyen endure the separation of his wife (who was going out at night with the elder Milo Wicks in Portland, OR).
I have found my truth, light, love and salvation in Jesus Christ. I plead with you to read your Bible and learn about the real Jesus Christ. Salvation is through faith in HIM. He is the Way, not a group of people. Love him. Please turn to Jesus, worship God and keep his commandments. It was through following the commands of Jesus Christ that God lead me out of the cult and into fellowship with Him and Christians.
I have put this website together with the help of several friends to testify to what I have seen, warn you, warn others and tell you about Jesus Christ. Don't be beguiled. Satan is transformed as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14). Taking a few hours to read this entire site can have a huge impact on your life and lead you to Jesus Christ who can save you. As Jesus said, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
I hope all of you that don't really, truly believe in Christ pay attention. Don't say to Jesus on the day of judgment, "I didn't know." I'm warning you and giving you the solution: Jesus Christ.
Having been a 2x2 was like having an unnamed disease. Just as a person's mind cannot rest until they know what is wrong with them, I didn't have much rest of spirit until I could find out from God what had been done to me, what was wrong with me and how to be healed of it.
This may be a casual read or new to you, but this is really serious. If your best friend died and went to hell because you didn't take time to really get to know God, how would you feel? Or, better yet, when you die, are you 100% sure that you are going to go to heaven? If there is any doubt in your mind, then you don't know Jesus Christ.
It's quite possible that some of your friends have died and gone to hell. Please wake up. This is not a joke and eternity is real. Hell and heaven are real. If you don't believe that, in at least some small measure, then you wouldn't be reading this. Please, I beg you, take at least two hours to read as much as possible and think about things. I have been a worker and been to meetings in about 47 states and have seen and heard a lot of behind the scenes conversations. If you disagree with anything after reading for a couple hours, then do me a favor and show me my error, giving me your evidence and your contact information through the forms below. God bless you and please put your full faith and trust in Jesus Christ who saves from hell.
As you read these pages, please know that some of them were written about five years ago. As you can probably figure out, I was different 5 years ago than I am now. Since then, I have been baptized by the Holy Ghost. So if you read some pages and say to yourself, "Brad wasn't perfect when he wrote this", then you've got it right. But I am grateful that God did help me write down something to help me get out of this miry pit that the 2x2 vain philosophies had gotten me into. In fact, today, I still remember back to how messed-up my thinking was when I was a 2x2. So in short, if you see a page that states the truth without much (if any) kindness, please send me a note using the form at the bottom, and I'll try to get to it sooner. As I got out of the cult, I was grasping to at least get the truth of the matter recorded. It takes time to make material presentable, but I made the choice that it's better to get the truth out so you can at least start reading what I had been thinking at the time. There are over 300 pages I believe, so if I updated one per day, it would take me over 2/3 of a year to get to all of them. So please be patient with me as I try to get to each one. Thanks :)
I wish you all of God's love through Jesus Christ
With all sincerity, Brad :)
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Letter of Apology
When I Professed
I believed as 2x2
My 2x2 Baptism
Why I Left
Mistakes I Made
Girls and Dating
How I Got Out
Memoirs 1 B&R
Memoirs 2 Offering
Memoirs 3 - After Work
Cannot Go Back
|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.|