The ONLY WAY
In general, 2x2s believe their religion is the only way to heaven. And as such, to deviate from its teachings it a highway to hell. So if the workers teach something, and they don't do it, they feel shame and guilt. Their whole belief system hinges on their belief that the 2x2s are the only way to heaven.
As such, the overseers of the 2x2 religion have a power control over there lives. Overseers take charge of a group of workers in a certain geographical state. Like there is one overseer over Oregon. Overseers are in charge of all these workers. They can just hint to a worker that someone is no longer welcome in meetings or that someone can no longer participate and that worker will excommunicate someone. No formal process is required in the religion, and there no course for redress.
Overseers can excommunicate someone for perceived "offense" of dating a 2x2.
And believe me, being excommunicated rocks their world in horrible ways.
Overseers can tell a person that they can no longer participate in Sunday morning meetings. If this happens, YOU, the "outsider" are going to be the one to blame for causing this person to date you. You are the problem. You tempted them. You caused them to fall.
I cannot overemphasize how important this is, that they believe they are the only way to heaven. It affects every aspect of their lives and destroys it.
The goal of overseers is to get more people with money into their religion so they have more homes, more cars, more followers and more money to get more people to join their religion.
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The ONLY WAY
|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.|