Recruitment by 2x2s
Recruitment by 2x2s - You should know up front that 2x2s don't believe you are saved unless you profess in meetings held by the 2x2 workers, put your faith in the workers as the only true servants of God and cut any Christian ties.
Psalms 143:3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
The 2x2s don't use the word recruitment. No, they just want you to go to meetings and profess to join their religion. But this process is their recruitment process. They won't tell you they are a cult or that they idolize the workers. They will probably tell you websites about them are full of lies. However, I think that as a former worker having lived the 2x2 life, I am in a good position and credible witness to tell you about their recruiting tactics..
There are three major situations when someone will be recruited into the cult.
The first situation occurs when two people are attracted to each other (in the flesh) and the professing person knows they cannot marry (the "outsider") until they can get the other person to come to meetings and profess.
The second situation is when a professing person has already married someone who isn't professing and compels them to profess so they can be in favor with their workers and justify their past marriage decision.
The third situation is when a professing person meets another coworker (typically interested in dating or having an affair) and invites them to meetings in interest of them gaining favor with workers or having an affair, them divorcing their current spouse and possibly marrying the coworker.
2x2 Recruitment Analogy
I think the best analogy to cult tactics is described by the behavior of the harlot in Proverbs
Proverbs 7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding, passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves. For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey: He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed. With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life. Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Why you shouldn't use cult tactics - God will punish you
For the 2x2s who are reading this page, here's what you ahve to look forward to as punishment from God if you deceive others about your religion.
Exodus 21:14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
So, what's the catch?
The barb on a spear is used to retain things that have been speared. For example, if you thrust a spear with a barb into an animal, they are not able to run away and will likely die. There are many aspects to 2x2s that are "easy to go into people" like a sharp fish hook but can really tear things apart when they come out. Flattery is easy to accept, but it wounds horribly.
Have you ever had a fish hook stuck in your thumb? What if you are a non-professing man and you have an affair with a 2x2 woman who gets pregnant? How easy is that to get out of?
Or if a 2x2 man sleeps with a Christian woman? She may feel like trash if she doesn't marry him. What if she gets pregnant? How is she going to explain this?
It's easier for the spear to go deeper, and the barb is to ensure the people don't leave the cult.
What is the barb that makes the escape painful?
Jesus has paid the price for sin. If you are living in sin, God gives grace to the humble and can provide a way of escape from any temptation. He was tried in all points like as we are and feels for our infirmities.
Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
The Big Question
What would you trade in exchange for your soul?
There are many ways that 2x2s try to recruit people into their recently established religion.
Now that you've read this page, your blood is on your hands. I've warned you. Are you going to walk into the trap, or be wise and avoid it altogether?
Pro 1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
Ways to get you to fall into their trap.
Proverbs 26:27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
Well Known General Recruiting Practices1) Recruiting at job or work
I think this is the most common recruitment method. Coworkers of 2x2s who are seduced by their spirit are invited to come to meetings. In the meetings they can accept the spirit in the meetings and be brainwashed into the workers way. This is the most effective recruitment method because it takes the burden of answering questions off of the followers and allows their spirit to do its evil work.2) Lure of Sex
Girls and guys at school may be attracted to each other. When they become intimate, the girl or guy may invite the other person to come to meetings because they are forbidden to marry outside the cult. It is frowned on and many will condemn them. When the girl or guy doesn't come to meetings and starts asking questions, they may drop the relationship. I have gotten emails from guys wondering about their girlfriend's religions. I have been told by mothers in the 2x2 group and some guys that there is quite the problem of sexual promiscuity in Washington and California. Some girls even sleeping with over a dozen guys in their field. This is not surprising because sex may be one of their only sources of "pleasure" in their frustrated lives.
Workers know about the fornication of 2x2 kids. And I believe that they use whatever tactic (though they would not publicly say so) to get people to meetings and profess.3) Bible Studies with Brainwashing
They may offer Bible studies. This sounds innocent enough. Some will resort to a Bible Study accommodating their belief to yours as much as their cult conscience allows all the while subtlety implanting cult redefinition of Biblical terminology in your mind.4) Brainwashing over phone
A 2x2 person will want a relationship with a person of the opposite sex and will spend hours over the phone brainwashing them. The effects will cause alienation of child and parent. It will cause the child confusion and frustration. The child will often express fear of talking about the 2x2s and their beliefs.
The child can even become violent, causing physical pain to their parent. This can be confusing and embarrassing to the child because they may be doing things they feel they cannot control and would not otherwise do if they were not brainwashed. The child may feel addicted to this 2x2 person and unable to break free from their spell. The solution is to cut off the phone calls and teach them the Word of God instead. God's word is able to save people from destroying their lives and other's lives. God's word is able to teach people to build healthy relationships instead of destroying them.
Psa 140:9 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips cover them. Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Mat 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.5) Handing out Invitations
Workers and some of their devoted followers may hand out invitations to come to their recruitment meetings. They may go door to door and just leave the invitations on the doorsteps. Many of the workers don't like their followers knocking on the doors because then their followers may have to explain their beliefs, and this would cause some serious problems for the workers. It would cause problems for the followers also, since they cannot explain what they believe in Biblical terms because it's not in the Bible. This method of reaching people by invitations isn't followed near as much because people have the Internet now and may search for these people's names and beliefs. Also their followers are too busy with the cares of life.
The invitations usually have one or two simple sentences on them insinuating that they are a Bible believing group and preach only about Jesus. More recently, they leave off their names, only putting phone numbers. Probably because people can Google their names to find out if they are part of the 2x2 cult.
When followers are asked about their beliefs, they ask people to come to the meetings and find out. This is foolish to me, because why would you want to come to a meeting if you didn't know what it is about? And it's inconsiderate to waste people's time. I don't think the workers care about inconveniencing people because they want to deceive people anyway. Why would they care about wasting other people's time? The workers are looking for ignorant people that are easily duped anyway. They don't want people who ask questions.6) Newspapers
Occasionally they will put ads in newspapers giving their names, location, dates and times of their preaching services
Pro 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
Recruitment Methods Seldom Used (if ever)
There are many recruitment methods not used by 2x2s. They don't use these methods because it draws attention to their organization, beliefs and raises too many questions. Here's some that I have not seen used:
The goal is to get you to come to meetings so they can get you to :
If you have examples of any of these methods that I haven't seen used, please email me with your evidence.
College Degree will not Protect You
Did people with college degrees exercise sound judgment and see past Hitler's brainwashing?Questions to Ask Workers
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
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Why people become 2x2s
Poor Me Conspiracy
People Susceptible to Cults
Signs of Followers
Marks of Cult
Insinuation or Revelation
Teaching through behavior
Marks of Cult Meetings
Love of lie
Waking Up Late
Deception of Unrighteousness
Persistence of thought
Twice the Child
|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.|