There is someone better than the 2x2s. Workers claim there is "nothing better out there". But if they would change their focus to worshiping Jesus Christ, they could find that the answer is "there is someone better", and that is the good, perfect, spotless Jesus Christ.
The question we should ask ourselves is not "is there anything better?", but "is there someone better?". Can we turn to the Bible and find someone better than the overseer? Can we find someone better than the workers? Can we find someone better than the friends? Certainly. That someone is Jesus Christ. We should worship him instead of the overseers, workers and the friends and their method of worship.
Workers of the overseers claim that there is nothing better than the 2x2 religion. The people who most often hear this phrase - "There is nothing better out there." are the ones who are searching for God and are disappointed with the workers and their friends. If you read and believed the first five verses of Genesis and gospel of John however, you would know that they are incorrect.
"There is nothing better out there." is a lie. While this may be the opinion of some of the workers and some of the friends, it is not true. And whether they intend to lie, or not, it still is a lie. I think that most of the time the workers say this it is because they are trying to manipulate people into staying in their group through discouraging them from seeking after God. In fact, this saying "there is nothing better" is a nasty lie from them which claims that Jesus Christ is a liar. Please read on and see the proof of this.
In fact, the 2x2 themselves contradict themselves. They know they are no better than any other division of religion. When confronted with the adultery among the workers, the hypocrisy, fornication and cover-up of workers molesting children and being a cult, they often say "We're just like other churches". From their own mouths they will state that they are the same as others. So this contradicts their lie of "There's nothing better", as if they are the best. And if a, overseer, worker or their friends should declare this, then it also contradicts their lie of being "the Only Way". How could the "only way" be no different than "any other way"? But let's move on to the good news. There is something better.
There is Something/Someone Better
There is something or someone better out there. And to believe it, you must learn something that you haven't been taught by the workers. You must read your Bible, mix it with faith and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as God. Cry out to Him. God says he will hear your cry! Believe it friend. I do.
I, Brad Lewis, was once a worker. I know the lies we taught. I was B&R (born and raised) a 2x2. I professed about 10-11 years old, baptized soon after and became a die-hard worker at the age of 18. I left the work at the age of 19 due to health reasons caused by the contradictions between what we taught and what we did. At age 33 I got out of the 2x2 religion, having read the Bible and finding out that the workers do indeed systematically teach things contrary to the Bible.
After escaping the cult, reading my Bible more and calling out to God, the Lord God of heaven and earth heard my cry and led me by the right way, Jesus Christ, into salvation and fellowship with Him.
What is Better?
Jesus Christ, the Word of God, the Saviour is better. Jesus Christ is THE WAY! You may say "Of course, Jesus Christ is the Way." But I tell you, if you say this, you don't understand what you are saying. Jesus Christ himself is the way. He is the way. Not some group, Jesus Christ is the way. If you don't get it, I'm sorry. I tried using bold to show inflection, but it's more clear when you hear it. Please do read on. In fact, if you were as I was, you may need to read this page 3-4 times or more to get what I'm actually saying.
"What?", you might ask. Don't the workers believe this? NO! 2x2s do not believe in the Jesus Christ described in the Bible. Actually (having been a worker) I know they secretly believe that Jesus Christ is a liar. Outrageous claim huh! They won't say that publicly, but they contradict Jesus Christ all the time. They even teach not to keep the commandments of God. They may not intend to lie to you about Jesus Christ. I was such. But I did lie to people as a worker. It's what I was taught since a child. I was in ignorance. Do you remember Saul of Tarsus who later became Paul? Remember how he hated Jesus Christ and the brethren? He persecuted them. I was similar to that as a worker. I simply didn't know Jesus Christ. And the same today, with most of the workers, I believe many of them are ignorant, however I believe that some of them I know the evil they are doing.
If you don't know that the workers don't know Jesus Christ and lie about Him in meetings, it's because you don't know God and the things I'm about to tell you. Please don't take offense to this, I'm just telling you this straight, because that's how it was with me, and that's what the Bible says. You cannot know something is a lie till you know the truth. I'm going to explain the truth about Jesus Christ and I pray you will understand. You can be relieved that because you don't know God, that this is the cause of the offenses, trouble, problems, depression that you may be feeling. Or you may currently boast of the 2x2s, but just don't know what you are missing out on. I've done both. I boasted until I could no longer maintain the image. When reality set in, I sought out the Lord God.
God is the Father. We are Agreed?
Most 2x2s believe that God is the Father. This is true.
Let me point out some obvious things that you might not have thought of. God is God. He is not a man like you or I. Let's not think of God as just an average person.
God made heaven and earth. So we read according to the Prophet Moses who wrote the first book of Genesis. I have NOT created heaven and earth. Have you? God is greater than either of us. I wouldn't even try making a heaven and earth. I know my limitations.
Do you know how God made heaven and earth? Let's read the Bible:
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
He made it by his word. That's right, he spoke it into existence. Remember how the workers tell you to search the scripture. THAT is good advice. I just showed you the scripture. And read the whole chapter. How many times does it say "And God said..." and then it just happened? In fact, you might be thinking "Wow. God's word has great authority and power. This is true. In fact, God's word is so powerful, that it can save you, as it did me.
God Has Spoken His Word
God can speak. Of course. But friend, please understand this: God speaks His word. I know it's simple, but it needs to be believed. Let me explain more:
My name is Brad. I'm just one of billions on the earth. But, having never met me, you would agree that I can probably speak. And what I say, it my word. If I were to go into a courtroom and testify under oath, that would be me. And what I say, it attributed to me and I am held accountable for what I say. My word is me.
Let me give another example. If you go into a courtroom, and let's say a man is accused of stealing a tire from a car. If he says under oath "I did it", then the jury doesn't say "Hey, the man is innocent." No, the jury say "Hey, the man is guilty. He admitted it by his own word." Now, please, this is the what I want you to think of. A man and his word are the same. And man and his word are one. Now, let's apply this to God.
God, being so great, worthy of praise and beyond our total understanding...this Lord God who made heaven and earth and who is so good...God has a word. Yes. If even a thief who steals a tire has a word, then God has a word. Do we not believe that God's word is God and belongs to God and cannot be separated from God? So here, my friend, my dear friend, please open your heart and receive this. Jesus Christ is the word of God......... ......................... .. You want a verse, well of course. And if such a concept as believing that Jesus Christ is the Word of God is as important as I'm telling you it is, it ought to be in the gospels. The apostles must have taught it. It is. They did.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Now do you remember how God created heaven and earth by His word? Does John, an eye-witness of the Lord Jesus Christ believe in Genesis? Let's read more. Perhaps you'll get the tinglies like I do when I tell people about Jesus Christ:
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Want a verse that shows who is the Word of God? It's in revelation
Rev_19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Here is the apostle John, who loves people so much, that he in God's loving kindness and tender mercies tells in his account, that In the begining was the Word (the word of God). That the Word (Jesus Christ) was with God, and that the Word was God.
Of course! How could I have missed it all these years? I won't go into that right now. Let's focus on the gospel of John. John says, that God has a word. The word is of God and is God. Of course. You have a word. Your word is you. You are your word. I have a word. My words are of me. And I and my word are the same.
So let's pull it all together now. God of heaven and earth created all by his word. His word was in the beginning. God's word was with him or you could say the word was with God. And God and his word are one. God is his word. The word is God.
Now I hope you're getting excited. This my friends is the Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is GOD himself. Jesus Christ is God himself in the flesh. Isn't this so exciting. My friends, if you just believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible just bursts open and so many wonderful things come to light and you wonder how you could have been so deceived before, it's all open, the Bible is so clear. Praise God my friends. Praise God. The Lord Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. He is the God who saved Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God is God himself. They are one! The great commandment of God comes to new meaning now when God declares so plainly and openly to the children of Israel the so powerful statement "Hear O Israel, the Lord thy God is one LORD!"
Deu_6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD...
Do you see why believing on God is so important? Do you see why believing the scripture is important? Would you like to understand the scripture? You cannot learn and understand the scripture from workers who don't believe the Bible friend. You cannot learn and know God by believing people who contradict God - the Word of God - Jesus Christ who is God.
Reading Deu 6:4 and understanding that the Lord is one God, that God and his Word are the same and one, a light may go off in your head. And then it may dawn on you why Jesus Christ said "I am the light of the world"...Jesus Christ is that light friend...and so many verses start coming together, and I would like to add a verse, because if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul mind and strength, you will be so blessed. And you will come to understand why I say to you now, "Jesus Christ is my all in all". Yes, friend, there is something better. It is Him, my Saviour, my Lord and God, Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh.
Can you see now why Jesus Christ said "No man cometh unto the Father but by me."? Well of course, No man comes to the Father buy by the Word of God, Jesus Christ. Remember the power of the word of God to create heaven and earth? God's word would like to dwell in you.
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