Workers Misuse of 10th Chapters

As a 2x2 worker, I was taught to use Matthew 10, Mark 10, Luke 10 and John 10 to support the 2x2 religion beliefs of the 2x2 ministry. From the very beginning, my companion Randy Russell misrepresented the scripture, claiming that things workers didn't follow, were just symbolic. I will go over the scriptures twisted by the workers.

Because this topic is so big, I will briefly cover what the workers teach, why they teach it and then give the understanding of what the scripture means so that the workers cannot deceive you on this scripture again.

My first year in the work with Randy Russell, he taught me that the ministry of the 2x2 religion is founded on the 10th chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Now, already this should raise some red flags because Jesus Christ said we are to "live by every word of God." So Randy proceeded to go over the 10th chapter of these books in a very shallow way. When I asked Randy why we weren't following most of the things he said that we were, he told me that those were just "symbolic". What an excuse. I remember after that conversation that Randy left me with more doubts than answers and he lost a lot of trust after that conversation. And I felt bad about not being able to be honest about what we really were and were not doing. And if I felt this way, I wonder what doubts Randy had in his mind in trying to explain something that made no sense. So now that you know some of my experience, let's look briefly at these 10th chapters of these four gospels and go over what the workers think/teach.

I am going to give the verses they focus on, what they try to get these scriptures to say, what the scripture actually teaches, some links to pages that look at it in more detail and also links to related topics. I will also put excuses that workers give when they are confronted with the truth and the "rabbit trails" they follow in conversations. While all workers on all occasions will not follow these, I am giving the rules and not the exceptions. Workers change their teachings and tactics all the time, but the bottom line is the same: I believe they are not forthright, they lie and are subtle and evil. Workers give simple answers, loaded with insinuation, when you don't bite, then they will back off with vagueness and riddles and hope that your curiosity and love of mystery and secretiveness will cause you to come back.

Matthew 10

The typical use of Matthew 10 is the basis of ministers going out in pairs. They claim to be obeying God in this respect. When confronted with the fact that they don't follow practically all of the instructions that Jesus Christ gave to the 12 apostles, then they give the excuse of the new commission when the apostles were sent out to all the world. But they don't even follow that. And when you look at it, they don't even believe in God, because God taught not to lie, and they lie frequently. Jesus Christ taught things openly, but they don't teach their beliefs openly. But to recap, the workers use Matthew 10 to claim that only the true ministers of God go out in pairs. And by insinuation, they believe that all ministers who don't go out in pairs are going to hell.

Anyone with a basic knowledge of the gospel will know that this is not a commandment of Jesus Christ or a doctrinal issue that the 12 apostles taught. They taught faith in God, repentance of dead works/sin and salvation by the grace of God.

See also Matthew 10

If you ask why they aren't going to the "lost sheep of the house of Israel", then they will claim that the apostles were later sent out to all the world as shown in Mark 16:15+

If you confront a worker that they are not following Matthew 10 in healing the sick, they may say that this is just symbolic. This is what my first companion in the work told me.

If you ask why they don't cast out devils, they may claim that this just isn't done anymore. Or they may become indignant and ask if you are doubting that they are a true servant of God to scare you or to cause you to quit asking questions that they cannot handle.

If you ask why they don't know the dust off their shoes, they will probably say that this is symbolic.

If you ask why they use Matthew 10 as their pattern for their ministry instead of Mark 16, then they may clam that Matthew 10 was the general guide and only some things changed later.

You can ask details of every specific thing, but the general point that you don't want to miss is that they don't preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, but a different gospel. And their followers lives are evidence of this. Look at what the apostle Paul said:

2Co 3:2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

So if evidence of Paul's teachings and ministry were seen in the lives of these men, then let's look at the lives of the friends of the workers. Look at the fruit of their lives to see the results of the teachings/gospel of the workers: fornication of workers and of youth, adultery of spouses with workers, lying of the friends and workers, cheating of the friends, deceptions and fraud of the workers, stealing by the friends, pedophiles, deception by workers, cover-ups of their founder and the list goes on!

Mark 10

Mark 10 is used by the workers to justify requiring people to sell everything and give all the money to the workers. Occasional they tell people to give the money to someone else, but they asked me to give them all my money, and so have most of the workers that I've talked with. This is a common mark of cults where they want you to give them all your money.

The workers use the verses of Mark 10:17-23 for their justification in asking for all your money before you can become a worker for the local overseer. I know of no other religion that twists these verses like the workers do to get money from people.

. See also Mark 10:17-23

Luke 10

I was also taught to use Luke 10: 1-16 as the pattern for our ministry. But we just did what we did and tried to twist scripture to justify ourselves. We rarely used these verses, as we mostly hung around people who idolized workers and didn't ask questions anyway.

Luke 10:21 was used to claim that the "wise" which we defined to be Christians who believed they were "saved", were the people whom God had hid the "true" gospel from.

Luke 10:22-24 was used to insinuate that only people called of God could see that the workers were apostles of Jesus Christ. I know that you may be laughing, but these are things that I was taught by insinuation and are believed by thousands of people. I know it seems ludicrous, but when you are raised in the cult where this is popular thinking, it is just easy to accept and it feeds your ego.

John 10

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