Why People Become 2x2s

Most people who join the 2x2 church are children who have been raised in it by professing parents. They have been lied to from their youth and don't know any different.

They have strong prejudices against Christians and feel "special" because of their "superior knowledge" (that they know the only WAY to heaven). Many children join to get the approval of their parents, fit into their culture and relieve the peer pressure and pressure of older 2x2s. Because they don't know God and don't keep his word, they are led astray.

Why Abandon God to join the 2x2 Religion

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.

I believe that people are seduced by cults because they don't believe in God. The Bible is chock full of warnings against man-made teachings and self-righteousness and calls them liars. When people leave off the commandments of God in order to participate in man-made religious activities, they are making it clear that they do not love God and don't want to fellowship with people who do. People who claim the 2x2s are Christians fall into this category.

I believe the biggest reason why people join the 2x2s or claim that 2x2s are Christians is because they have rejected God and want a group of people to by which to be accepted. They have refused God's commandments and have found a "higher knowledge" by which they believe they can be "Christians" and be part of the cult. This gives them an air of superiority and "enlightenment" that fills them with pride. When I talk with them, it reminds me of when Satan Deceives Eve.

Roughly 95% of 2x2s that I've talked to who claim that the 2x2s are Christians have done so because they have morally compromised their lives. They are typically living with someone out of wedlock or sexually involved (and not living together). They are typically divorced and are dating or have married a 2x2.

Rejected Christian Fellowship for Easier Self-Justification

They have accepted the 2x2 religion because they don't want the light of a Christian church warning them about adultery. And they 2x2s accept divorced people because they believe that if they haven't been to a meeting, then the people are not really accountable (since they believe the TRUTH can only be spoken by their false prophets). This is twisted because their false prophets are using the divorced person to gain a following and using it to show their superior knowledge over "Christians" (these workers of iniquity reject the idea that the person was a "real Christian" before since they didn't attend meetings before) and the "Christian" living in adultery or compromising their morals believes they know better than the workers of inquity because they don't believe women have to wear their hair in a bun etc. So the two are just using each other as "false evidence" to support their own delusion.

1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

The fact remains that "Christians" who join themselves to false prophets are simply falling away from God and are believing in a delusion because they have rejected the Word of God. They are simply fulfilling the part of the thorny soil in the [100, Parable of Sower, Seed and Soils]. They bring no fruit to perfection. Satan has won (unless they repent and leave their life of sin).

blockquote class="scripture">Mark 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.
Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Desperate Men and Women Compromise Morals

Women who want a relationship with a man, may date a 2x2 man thinking they will have a relationship. But the relationship without God will not satisfy. Men who want to date a woman, may sacrifice their upbringing in Christ, thinking they will be satisfied with a 2x2 wife. But a non-Christian, unequally yoked, relationship does not satisfy. Relationships should never be put before righteousness.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Children use the techniques that their parents use on them.

If the principles that parents teach their children through practice are not sound, then children will see that their parents were selfish and foolish and children will not respect their parents nor their religion. Plus, when the kids use manipulative techniques they have learned from parents, then the children open themselves up to others using those same techniques on them. Like they say, a salesperson is the easiest person to sell something too. What are you selling your kids?

Believe Lie to Kill the Pain

People who are going through pain or loss in their life may turn to a cult for the mindless simplicity to try to kill the pain in their lives. They use is like an opiate or narcotic, addictive, to drown their pain like people may drink alcohol.

Poor Parenting

People who had abusive, absent, non-loving fathers or mothers are more susceptible to cults. They may crave a strong parent figure that makes them feel unique or special (sure, as special as the thousands of other cult members) and immune to faults and beyond not being accepted by the group. They find in the cult initially a strong sense of belonging, acceptance and specialness. But, however the cult fulfills the mirage that many seek for in life, it fails to meet their expectations. The cult gives incentive to put on appearances, but lacks the power to be righteous. Once they are hooked, it becomes very difficult to leave the group and admit their error. And if they leave on cult, they are very likely to join another or come to hate God altogether. People who were Christians and join cults, slowly lose the knowledge they once had of God, replacing it with error and lies.

I believe there are several bad reasons people become 2x2s. They are:

  1. Don't know the truth and/or don't love the truth
  2. Worshiping others more than God
  3. Attaching God's name to a lie
  4. Failure to take time to appreciate God and count the cost of joining a cult
  5. They don't care about embarrassing their parents or ignoring the witness of others
  6. Hatred for other people (cults often built on hating a common enemy)
  7. Being deceived by lusts of their flesh: money, sex, control, power, pride, envy, hatred
  8. Willingness to take from others what is not rightfully theirs (stealing)
  9. Willing to lie about themselves and lie about others
  10. Lust for power and wanting things that are not theirs

I believe some people raise their kids in a way that allows or encourages cult involvement

  • Using mysticism to guide your decisions. Your kids will copy you.
  • Making up scripture that suits your belief. Kids will copy and cults use that on kids.
  • Distraction to get what you want. Kids will use distraction on you and cults will use it on your kids.
  • Don't answer questions, avoidance. Kids will copy you and cults use this technique on people.
  • Not knowing scripture. Kids will grow up ignorant and cults take advantage of this.
  • Not teaching kids judgment. Kids won't know how to judge issues and cults take advantage of this.
  • Not documenting things. Kids won't remember contradictions of cults and cults take advantage of people's tendency to forget their contradictions.
  • Parents are not approachable or reasonable. Kids look for leaders who don't allow questioning.
  • Parents shut kids up with "non-thought" reasoning. Kids become afraid to ask questions because they don't want to get shot down.
  • Parents teach their kids to "be nice" instead of loving others as Jesus loves us. Result: Kids afraid to ask tough questions to find the secretive beliefs of cults.

How to cult proof yourself

  1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength
  2. Love people the same as yourself, not more or less.
  3. When big events hit your life, be careful who you turn to for comfort. Don't make big decisions when you are feeling very unsettled. Wait til things are clear and your are in a sound frame of mind.
  4. If you're going to be religious, then believe in God and at least get some benefit out of it.
  5. Keep the sabbath. Take time to appreciate Jesus Christ and consider where you would be without him. If you don't dig deep to learn things, well, "a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing." Would you want to play around with radioactive material without much knowledge or experience?
  6. Honor your parents. Listen to your friends. Listen to the witness of others who have left the cult
  7. Don't hate people without a cause. Love those that hate you.
  8. Know and understand that the lusts of the flesh will not save you or help you. Resist them
  9. Don't take what is not yours
  10. Tell the truth about everyone. Don't lie or deceive others to lie or join a cult
  11. Don't covet your neighbor's things. If you want something, work for it and buy it yourself.

Having a college degree does not protect you from being involved in a cult.

Did people with college degrees exercise sound judgment and see past Hitler's brainwashing?

Other things to help cult proof yourself

  • Develop proper evidence gathering, reasoning and research habits
  • Develop proper thinking and reasoning
  • Heal properly after exiting a previous cult. Otherwise you may repeat your mistakes if you don't learn from them.
  • Don't go to cult meetings.
  • If somebody invites you to a meeting, research it first.
  • Ask what their primary beliefs are. If they lie to you, rebuke them and warn others
  • Get to know God by reading the Bible
  • Get to know the gospel by reading the Bible
  • Ask questions of the group: Primary beliefs, founder, evidence (written beliefs)
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    Why people become 2x2s

    Rebellious Children

    Poor Me Conspiracy

    Recruitment process

    Initial Lies

    People Susceptible to Lies


    Girlfriend Religion

    Human Weakness





    Signs of Followers

    Circular reasoning

    Marks of 2x2 Religion


    Insinuation or Revelation

    Word Redefinition

    Mind Control


    Behavioral Control


    Membership Conditions

    Teaching through behavior

    2x2 Men


    Marks of 2x2 Meetings


    Defend Yourself

    Love of lie

    Waking Up Late

    Deception of Unrighteousness

    Persistence of thought

    Recruiter Types

    Twice the Child

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