Joe Hobbs, former 2x2 overseer, worker
Joe Hobbs, or Joseph David Hobbs, former 2x2 overseer and worker died Friday June 28, 2019 in Watertown, SD. He was 84.
Joe Hobbs was born in Memphis, TN on April 9, 1935. His dad was Everett George Hobbs. His mother was Anna (Sinnett) Hobbs.
Visitation was from 6-8 PM Monday, July 1, 2019 at the funeral home. Funeral Services were Tuesday, July 2, 2019 10:00 AM at Community Reformed Church, 6800 E. 41st St., Sioux Falls, SD. Interment was at 1:30 PM that day at Graceland Cemetery in Madison, SD.
Condolences/memorials may be sent to the family:
Joe Hobbs had Parkinson’s disease.
Joes Hobbs preached in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Joe Hobbs was brother to the child-molester Ira Hobbs.
The Community Reformed Church where it was held has posted a 43 minute video online.
Sadly, the preacher refers to Joe Hobbs as a dying seed. But Joe preached the "2x2 gospel" of William Irvine instead of the message of Jesus Christ, and so his life was wasted. Joe didn't die to himself and live to Christ. He rather died to Jesus (rejecting his teachings) and instead took his own 2x2 way.
If you watch the video, you can see that the glory was not given to Jesus Christ because Joe Hobbs simply used the name of God for his 2x2 business. You won't hear about Joe's sin, Joe's faith in God, his works of faith or about Jesus Christ as Joe's saviour, or about the baptism of repentance for sins, nor the gifts of the Holy Spirit for Joe. Nope, God was sidestepped to glorify the 2x2 way at Joe's funeral. As in his life, so in his death, Joe rejected God.
At 7:16 in the video, you can see the 2x2 women with their "hair in a bun".
At 7:38 they sing "How sweet to be released from sin", which shows their confusion and lack of understanding. Sin is defined as the breaking of the law of God, the ten commandments. And they don't believe in keeping the ten commandments, and so continue to live in sin and disbelief of the word of God. So here they are singing things they don't understand.. If they were honest they would be singing "How much we love to live in sin..." or something similar. They just repeat what the 2x2 preachers tell them without understanding what they are saying. Being followers of the 2x2 way, they walk in darkness and don't know what they are stumbling over.
They sang "and hidden in him live", but they don't. They are hid in the 2x2 way. If they were hidden in Christ, they would live like Christ, following the teachings of Christ. But instead they rant on their 2x2 way, their homeless preachers, and preach the hell-bound destination of people who put faith in Jesus but aren't part of their 2x2 organization with all their unGodly rules.
And a little later they sing "and freed from all self-love within", which is a lie. They adhere to their own rules instead of God's commandments. They love themselves and their rules and reject God's way - Jesus Christ. They reject salvation by faith and the grace of God - following the 2x2 workers' way instead.
Many of the 2x2s are glad that Joe Hobbs has died in that they hope their overseers and workers won't be so strict and follow the older 2x2 teachings.
At 10:48 into the video, the speaker talks about looking at the back of the funeral pamphlet to see who Joe was with. These are the companions and fields were 2x2 Joe Hobbs preached. This shows their belief that preachers must have same sex companions (even if they are practicing homosexuals) and preach only in an area designated by their 2x2 ruling overseer. These are more 2x2 rules you won't find in scripture.
This brings up a point about the 2x2s, they will even send out pedophiles (people who sexually abuse kids) to live in the homes of followers who have unsuspecting little children. This is one of the man reasons why I think that overseers who have this dangerous practice should be jailed.
At 17:57 they talk about being in "the work". "The work" refers to their exclusive 2x2 ministry (going out in pairs and being homeless) and their disregard for the welfare of other people regarding false doctrines, pedophiles and adulterous preachers who prey on silly women in lust.
At 18:03 the preacher lists what the important part of their 2x2 teachings: selling everything and giving it away and becoming homeless (sell your house and quit your profitable job too) and go wherever and preach what the 2x2 overseer tells you to.
They leave off the important aspects that Jesus loved others and didn't support pedophiles and homosexual activity.
The preachers intention here is most likely to try to recruit some 2x2s here to become workers like him and give them all their money.
It's important to note the the Jewish men who became followers of Jesus left their nets to follow him because they knew the scripture and that Jesus Christ was a Godly man. This contrasts starkly with fake preacher who don't preach the teachings of God and trick people into selling everything and giving it to them in order to make a gain of them.
So, warning to young kids. You are right to be wary of the 2x2 preachers and them wanting you to cast off any inhibitions about being a 2x2 preacher. Just like a sheep should not leave the flock to follow a coyote out into the woods. Or a young kid should not go into a bedroom alone with a pedophile worker.
It makes me sick to hear this preacher equate being a 2x2 worker to following Jesus. I'm sorry, but if you are a 2x2 worker then you don't know God and are not following Jesus. This is the opposite of what the apostle John taught in his general epistles.
1 John 1:5+ This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
According to scripture, the preacher here doesn't even know God.
1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Here are some more scriptures showing they are not of God.
1Jn 2:10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.
Why haven't all the pedophile workers made things right with their victims?
Why do 2x2 overseers knowingly hire pedophiles and put them in the homes of their followers who have children?
Why do 2x2 workers refuse to openly publish their doctrines?
These activities are not the marks of someone who knows God.
The apostle John was clear about where 2x2 preachers are coming from and where they are going.
At 23:56 the preacher talks about "the way" which is one of the names of their church that they use amongst themselves when referring to themselves. This contrasts with what Jesus Christ taught that HE (Jesus Christ himself) is the way. Beware - 2x2s are not the way, Jesus Christ is the way, and 2x2s are not following Jesus. Just read the letters of John the apostle to the church. He is clear about who is in the way (Jesus) and who is not in Jesus.
If you want to be with Jesus, then don't follow the 2x2s.
At 24:34 the false preacher gives a verse which shows how they are in error. It is people who believe in Jesus Christ who will be saved. They don't believe that this is true. They believe that you need to be part of their cult/organization in order to be saved. Ironically they believe that the people whose church the rented are going to a lost eternity.
This horrible funeral reminds me of the worker in England who committed suicide and one of the workers claimed at the funeral that Jesus was a sinner like us!
Overseers - Home|
Sell All & Give to Me
2x2 Overseer Income
2007 Overseers USA
Evan Jones Statement
Start a Religion
Paul Sharp DR and TVs
Bill Denk Letter
|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.|