Dating and the 2x2 Religion
Don't Date a 2x2
I encourage everyone to NEVER date or court a 2x2. They will want you to go to meetings and to profess. They known their is a seducing spirit in the meetings. And you may go to meetings and give heed to the seducing spirit, and you may try to "save" them. They may pretend to agree with your Christian views. And meanwhile, you'll probably both be feeding your flesh. That's recipe for disaster. You will probably end up teaching them the "gospel of hypocrisy".
1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
The Bible is Clear on the Matter
Is God unaware of temptations and what is going on? The Bible says "The Spirit speaketh expressly". The Bible clearly warns us of seducing spirits and doctrines of devils. This fits the 2x2s exactly. The overseers forbid the workers to marry. That matches. Would you go to meetings with a 2x2 to please them so they don't get angry with you while you date them? Is this the work of God or the work of the devil?
Rom_13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
The method of seducing is quiet simple: appear harmless and innocent and to have good motives. 2x2 Elders will support your boyfriend or girlfriend. They will claim to be Christian, but their secret desire is that you will come to meetings and profess. They may tell you with guile that they believe you are saved, but they really believe you can only be saved (if you know about the workers and meetings) if you profess in meetings held by workers. They will talk like Christians, but their words are redefined and they mean other things than what their words sound like. Your soul is their goal. They don't believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ. They believe in the 2x2 gospel.
Read Proverbs- Seduction is Nothing New
Read the book of Proverbs. It tells about wicked men and wicked women. Solomon knew a lot about people. This book tells you what to watch out for and who to run from. You cannot stay and fight the flesh. You need to RUN away from fleshly lusts. Don't look back. It's not a sin to get married. It's a sin to sin.
1Co_6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
It's a sin to break the commandments of God. God's grace is not licentiousness (license to do anything). How close would you play on the edge of a cliff? How close do you want to get to a nuclear bomb? How close do you want to get to a riptide when swimming? Not close at all. Flee youthful lusts. Here's one example from Proverbs:
Pro 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
Get Into Hearty Fellowship with Believers
2Ti 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
Do Research First
Be objective about the people you meet. Relationships built on lust do not last. Marrying a 2x2 because you or they are of the same religion doesn't fix things. If they don't believe in sin, reproof, correction, repentance and grace, then you are in for a tough marriage.
Keep Parents Involved
If your parents are not 2x2s, then keep them involved. If they are 2x2s, then talk to them, keeping in mind that they may only want you to marry a 2x2.
Find a Married Couple With a Hearty Marriage
Find a Godly couple who has a good testimony. Talk with them about finding a spouse. See if they know anyone and find out what they have learned about marriage. Some stories you hear will really wake you up and show you what to look out for.
2x2s are secretive about their beliefs. They often lie about their religion and hide it from people they are dating. There are several ways to find out if a person you are dating or thinking about dating is a 2x2.
Read what a man wrote about a woman he was dating for 1.5 years. His girlfriend was very secretive about her 2x2 religion.
I was and have not been ever invited to a meeting.... WHY?..... I finally, after 1 1/2 years of not being invited, told my girlfriend that I was coming to a "meeting" unless she or someone else told me that I couldn't come.... Well I went and....... Worker wasn't there to answer my questions and the meeting was, well, to say not what I would have expected. Nobody spoke to me.... Not even to say hello glad you came, good to see you, welcome, nothing......... And then they started speaking about what they read in the Bible... and what they thought of it.... You know I'm no scientist but I know that when I read a biology book some things need to be interpreted by someone who knows whats going on. Instead all I heard was "I'm thankful for what I've heard today" and then more ramblings of Biblical interpretation. I honestly don't know what to do or who to ask questions to. Do I need to just sit down with a worker to find out what this is all about because it doesn't seem very educational or friendly so far my "Friends". I have yet to speak to anyone with a "good" grasp on the situation at hand.
Read the Bible and learn the commandments of God. Don't cross those boundaries in your relationships. If you do, then you know that there is something evil that will lead you to destruction. Know and keep the commandments of God. Set your affections on God and the things in heaven.
If a 2x2 offers you massages and candy and invites you into his house, then you know things are headed in the wrong direction. If your parents, long-time friends and relatives warn you, then you are most likely headed in the wrong direction. If you play with fire, you are most likely going to get burned. I encourage you to never get into a relationship with a 2x2 including even talking with them on the phone.
If You're Already in a Relationship with a 2x2 and You Refuse to Leave
Document things to see if they change their story. Ask questions and write them down. That way if they are lying and change their story, you can discover it. If the Bible isn't clear enough about dating a 2x2 being outside the will of God, then you probably won't listen to anyone else.
What interests do they have? If you like hang-gliding and they are a book-worm, then you may have some issues. If going to movies, eating pizza and watching TV and making out are your only common interests, then you're in for a surprise if it continues.
A man may look handsome and a woman may be really attractive. You may have sex on your mind. But time having sex is a tiny fraction of a marriage. And if your relationship is sour, that part of your marriage relationship will not only be difficult, but possibly the worst part of your life.
Girls, Guys Remember
A guy doesn't want to marry a woman who sleeps with him before he gets married. He knows that she will sleep with anyone then, and he cannot trust her to be faithful if he marries her. So don't even think of it. And if a guy wants to sleep with you, then that's normal. It's normal for you to want to sleep with him. But that desire can really mess up your life. Guys, don't tempt a woman. Don't take advantage. Would you trash your car? If you love someone, why would you try to treat them trashy? Cast your desires and cares on the LORD and trust Him. God knows everything and can lead you in the path of righteousness.
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Faith in Religion
|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.|