Adultery is a problem in the 2x2 religion. Adultery is when a married person has sexual intercourse with someone other than their spouse.
I have read the there are 17 states with laws against adultery: Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Idaho, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah, New York, Mississippi, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland. In 2014 there were 21 states with laws against adultery. In Michigan and Wisconsin, adultery is a felony.
Be aware, that if you as a worker engage in adultery, that if the spouse complains, you can be reported to the local authorities and stand trial in a court of law for your crime of adultery. I think in Michigan you may face felony charges, 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
God's Law / God's Commandments Regarding Adultery
Scripture teaches that the law is good, holy and just. Here is some law in scripture regarding adultery:
Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Knowledge of Adultery Being Sinful
Clearly this is not the first mention of adultery, nor first knowledge of adultery being sinful. See Genesis about Abraham and Pharaoh.
Genesis 12:14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the woman that she was very fair. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman was taken into Pharaoh's house. And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels. And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife. And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife? Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way. And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.
See Genesis about Abimelech and Isaac.
Genesis 26:10 And Abimelech said, What is this thou hast done unto us? one of the people might lightly have lien with thy wife, and thou shouldest have brought guiltiness upon us.
What is Adultery?
Matthew 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Mark 10:11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.
Mark 10:12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Luke 16:18 Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.
Adultery is Work of the Flesh
Galations 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
God's Punishment for Adultery
Leviticus 20:10 And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Proverbs 6:32 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
My First Companion
My first companion Randy Russell was involved with a married woman in the Albany, OR field, Heather Eblen. And I've gotten emails from other people stating that he had sexual intercourse with other married women before that year.
My Grandpa Was Offered Sex
After my grandmother died, my grandpa Jim Beck was called by a woman in his field who offered to have sex with him to comfort him after the loss of his wife! Horrors! I was a 2x2 at the time and was furious. I was especially appalled by how "ho-hum" the workers were about it. This woman didn't think it was that big of a deal. She said she had already performed this service for other men in the field whose wives had died! I called the workers in the field (I was a 2x2 at this time) and let them know about it. They weren't appalled, but said they would call the woman.
Now, I think the local women workers probably did nothing about it. I have found out that the workers don't really care about people's souls and want to avoid displeasing anyone for fear of losing income.
Adultery Among Overseers
Adultery may happen with overseers too. However I have been told that some overseers are not "interested" in women. Ahem. Overseers are just glorified workers who are very committed to the 2x2 religion and have proven themselves faithful to the causes of the older brothers to a degree that the older brothers trust them.
Occasionally, 2x2s get disgusted with the adultery of workers and write letters to the overseers or the friends to get something done. I believe if they have any morality, the leave the cult.
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|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.|