The Lord taught us to pray to the Father. And who answers our prayers? Jesus Christ answers our prayers. God does not hear the prayers of the wicked, but the prayers of a righteous man avail much.
This section is for prayer requests for people involved with the 2x2 cult.
I would like to add my name first. I was raised in the 2x2 cult by Joel and Lynda Lewis of Gresham, OR. I escaped the cult when I was about 33 years old after their preachers led by Harold Bennett commanded me not to read and pray with a friend. The cult is afraid of people reading the Bible to find God's instructions on how to deal with ungodly men.
Please pray for Rita Hageman, a dear friend of mine as she helps me reach out to people getting entangled in, or freed from, the cult. If you wonder why there have been so many writing improvements in this website (and more compassion) then you can thank God and her. Rita has given me a new perspective on life and what people might think when they read this website. It was through Rita praying for me that I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit (for which I am eternally grateful) and have had many more profound changes in my life. Also, Rita has asked me questions about things that I had never thought to ask before. Like, what does the word "professing" mean. I knew about the "standing to your feet" in a "tested" meeting, but what was the real cult definition? So there are many improvements in readability as my mind breaks free from the circular cult reasoning and every thought is being brought into subjection to Christ.
Mother in Israel
Every worthy woman who lives a virtuous life and who promotes righteousness in her family and in the Church and her family is entitled both to the designation "mother in Israel" and to the promises given to Sarah and other biblical mothers in Israel (see Abraham; Abrahamic Covenant; Israel; Sarah). These promises are open to all faithful women who teach others to love the Lord and keep his commandments. The title designates intelligent and faithful support of the Church and its leaders, and historically it has been applied most frequently to leaders among women. It is often found in patriarchal blessings and is a title and a promise with more than earthly significance. Motherhood is a God-given role vital to the exaltation of a woman and her family. - Quote from http://www.lightplanet.com/family/mothers/mother_israel.html
Joel & Lynda Lewis
Please pray for my father and mother. They were raised by 2x2s and that's all they've been taught since growing up. The 2x2 religion has put a horrible strain on their marriage and severely hindered their communication skills. Please pray for my mother that doesn't want to talk about God with me. I hope someday my mother can come to the LORD and praise the LORD who has created heaven and earth.
More recently, my mother is divorcing my dad. She believes my dad has "abandoned her" because he doesn't go to meetings anymore. So sad. I know there are many people who have gotten divorces as the result of a divided homes
Years ago, my grandmother went against her Christian parent's counsel and married a man who was the son of a 2x2. She went to MEETINGS and joined the 2x2s (PROFESSED) and left behind her Christian upbringing. Grandma also does not like to talk about God with me (common 2x2 characteristic) and says she is too old to change. Please pray that she can see that salvation is of God, and not of our own self will. God gives us power, it is not of us.
Brian & Pam Rank
Please pray for my sister who was raised in the same home as me and has married another 2x2. Brian Rank, her husband, has threatened to kill me. Pam Rank took a credit card out in my name and couldn't pay the monthly payments from the things she bought using it. Please pray that Brian and Pam can see the light and repent and come to the LORD.
And please pray for the hundreds of people who have written me. Many have lost loved ones into the cult: their children no longer responding in love, but being turned aside to Satan and bitterness. Some kids sexually abused by workers and many have left the cult confused. Hell already has plenty of souls, heaven is better.
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