Edward Cooney

Edward Cooney was an early follower of William Irvine. William Irvine convinced him to give him all his money and preach "on faith" (without a fixed salary). William Irvine used Matthew 10 to convince Edward Cooney and quite simply deceived him. Matthew 10 gives the account of Jesus calling the 12 Jewish disciples to go preach to the Jews for a short while. Later in Luke 22 Jesus told his 12 apostles to take purse, scrip and sword.

This shows how dangerous it is for a person to make big decisions on scriptures that a person doesn't understand. It also shows how dangerous some preachers can be and use God's name to take advantage of others and gain their money. Parents need to know their Bible and protect their kids from cult members who would take advantage of them under Godly pretenses.

Edward Cooney was a very popular preacher and early followers of the 2x2 movement were called Cooneyites.

Edward Cooney later left William Irvine's religion. When Eward Cooney lefts the 2x2s, many people left with him and are called Cooneyites. Edward Cooney was popular in Australia and most of the Cooneyites live there now.

Edward Cooney was hated so much by later 2x2 overseers that they only use the initials EC next to hymns Edward Cooney wrote that are in the 2x2 hymn book.

There is a book written about Edward Cooney.

You can also view a publicly edited commentary on Edward Cooney

Edward Cooney died June 20th, 1960 in Australia.

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