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.
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:
I believe some people raise their kids in a way that allows or encourages cult involvement
How to cult proof 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
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Why people become 2x2s
Poor Me Conspiracy
People Susceptible to Lies
Signs of Followers
Marks of 2x2 Religion
Insinuation or Revelation
Teaching through behavior
Marks of 2x2 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.|