Why This Website
My primary purpose of this website now is to compare and contrast the 2x2 religion with what the Bible teaches and who God really is as seen in the word of God.
Unlike many religions, the 2x2s are secretive about their beliefs. Since I would want to know about a religions beliefs, I have published them so that other people can know without wasting too much time with this religion.
Comparing 2x2 Religion to God's Word
Many websites and books compare the 2x2s with new-age pseudo-Christianity and with their own beliefs. That is not my goal. I believe that the standard by which we will all be judged is the Word of God. So that is why you will see so many references to the Bible. If the 2x2s do, teach and practice things differently than my opinion, or someone else's, then so what? "One opinion could be just as good as another" the 2x2s may say. But 2x2s profess to believe in the Bible. And we're all going to be judged by God who inspired the Bible. So let's compare the 2x2s religion to to the Bible.
The Bible teaches that we should treat others as we want to be treated. This is the second greatest commandment of God. And if I was being recruited by the 2x2s, I would want others to warn me about the 2x2 religion and show me how the workers way contradicts the Bible. This website is an exercise in my faith in God and keeping the second greatest commandment of God.
Why Put Names on This Website?
Why did I expose the 2x2s and put people's names on the website? I put names on this website so that people can see that "Hey, this group is about the one I was raised in." When people see names on the website, it makes it difficult for them to tell other people "That website isn't about us." Also, 2x2s claim to be the only way to heaven. So if they really believe this, then why would they be ashamed to have their names associated with the "only way to heaven"? And if 2x2s are ashamed to be associated with workers who molest kids or rape women, then why do they continue to fellowship with these people? If your name is on this website, and you are ashamed of it, feel free to write. It doesn't mean that I will remove your name, but we can talk about it.
People take things more seriously when their name or the name of their conventions are put on the website. Also, as 2x2s go around trying to recruit people through guile etc, I feel it's only fair to help out these people who are being deceived.
Why Put Names of Conventions on this Website
I put names of conventions on this website so that when people are invited to conventions, they can do website searches to see which religious denomination is associated with that convention. I think that's fair. If 2x2s deceive people or use guile when inviting them to conventions, I think it's fair to give them a sporting chance to be able to research the convention.
Eph_5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Why I List Workers Names
Are workers ashamed of being associated with their religion? If they believe their religion is the only way to heaven, they should be proud to have their names associated with the religion.
Since the 2x2s are so secretive, I wanted to get out what they believe and list many of their names so that people who want to be informed can find out their real beliefs and who their preachers are. This way, when a worker puts out an invitation to their meetings, people can google their name and find out what religious denomination they are part of and the nature of their organization. When an elder invites you to meetings, you can search for his name (I don't have all elders names up of course, just the ones I know or have been told about.)
Get a LIFE!
Some people write to me "get a life". Thanks, I have. Really! I have found eternal life in Jesus Christ my Saviour. And putting up pages like this are part of my new life, thank you very much. The work of God is to believe on who God sent. Jesus Christ is God, and this website is about helping people to believe in God. So, "Get a life!", thanks, I have, and this is it. If you don't like the website, I'm sorry you don't like part of my new life in Jesus Christ.
Initial Website Motives
I initially put up this website as healing for myself. Scott Ross, a former 2x2 cult member who ran the proboards banned me from posting, blocked me from retrieving my messages that people sent to me and then blocked my ip so that I could not read the message board without him even giving me a reason or way of reinstating it. Also, Scott allowed the posting of libel and defamation, to which I appealed to the owner or proboards who managed the server and he had the libel and defamation removed. This is common from cult members and excult members who learn from the workers' methods and try to control others like the workers.
As a result of not being able to share the things I learned in the Bible (made many proboards members upset), I started this website. Since they couldn't remove or edit my postings, they remain intact.
God made this problem with Scott Ross to work to my benefit and the benefit of others. I put up this website so that I could share the truth and post questions without all the censorship of someone who believes in many 2x2 teachings. I have found that many who exit the cult remain just like the controlling overseers and workers because they have not gone through the healing process and don't know God. How can you reach out to cult members if former cult members erase your messages or edit them to remove what they don't like? They may have left the cult, but the cult ways are still very much a part of them. On this website I am able to fully share the truth. Also, there are many cult members on the message boards who practice their evil ways so that they can continue their damage and abuse to people. This website doesn't allow them to post their manipulative guile. For many, if not most, the proboards were not a place of healing, but rather a place where 2x2s continue to antagonize others.
Initially I had about 30 pages up, and roughly 17 visitors per day. As others asked questions it helped me see the need to explain the religion and the workers' sinister ways. I started adding to the site to over 1200 pages. You may ask, "Why so many pages?", and the answer is "because I get ideas of things that are helpful, feel inspired and write them and people read them and get help". Some people exiting the cult read over 400 pages during the course of one year, as they are able to emotionally sort through things in their lives. It's a tremendously hard and courageous process to not only exit a cult, but then to heal from it. Most people exit cults and join others because they have not done the work of healing. As of July, 2015, there are an average of 300 unique people per day visiting this site.
Why the 2x2 Religion Affected Me So Much
For some people, leaving the cult isn't as difficult. They didn't really believe or trust the workers in the first place. They didn't commit to it. They didn't profess. Or They didn't become a preacher, sell everything etc. They spent no time in the "work". For others (like myself), it was a horribly painful process. I professed early. I had professing parents. We had meetings in our home. I sold everything and preached for 1.5 years. I committed a lot of emotional energy, time and labor into the 2x2 religion. I really got burned. Thankfully I've come to know the LORD which has given me something to hang on to as I've discovered and let go of so many lies I was taught and believed.
It was hard to realize that I had wasted so many years, so many relatives had worshiped "God" and died in vain because they didn't even know God and also these realizations were at some time overwhelming. So for those of you who have exited and haven't give it much more thought, please consider that not everybody shares your experience.
Website to Organize Thoughts
I put up this website to help me remember things, organize thoughts to make sense of them, address each teaching of the 2x2 cult, document events, expose fraud, and make sense of the whole experience. Also, organizing things and hearing other people's stories helped me put my own story and experience in perspective. In doing so, I have healed a lot and been able to communicate what helped me to others, to help them heal. This is an ongoing process. I wasted over 33 years in the cult, so there are a lot of things to process and truths to learn in the Bible.
I wanted to show to people how God's Word, the Bible, has helped me heal. I've posted verses that explain scripture and put these verses in relevant contexts. I believe the Holy Spirit reminds me of God's word to help me make decisions and guide my thinking. This has helped me heal and think straight. I hope that by sharing these verses that other people who fear God can heal faster.
Psalm 41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Mal_4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
Warn People Dating 2x2s
I want to warn people dating 2x2s. Many 2x2s hide their beliefs, cult organization and their idolatry of the workers or blatantly lie about it all. And I believe that people who are trying to figure out the weird behaviors of the person they are dating should be able to find information and full disclosure before marrying someone in a cult. So here it is. If you're looking for why the person you are dating is behaving a certain way, they I hope you can read many pages and make your decisions. It's sad to me when I hear about a girl marrying a guy in the cult and then getting divorced i 6 months, 1 year or 5 years. Can you imagine finding out after 5 years that your spouse believes you're going to hell, and the group he worships with each Sunday condemns you to hell because you believe in salvation through faith and by the grace of God? How about when he comes home one day, takes the travel trailer and says "It's over!"? Marriage is hard enough. Why increase the odds of divorce?
It helps to have things in writing, grouped together and then sorted according to relevance. Please "pardon the dust" as there are so many things to write about and then try to figure out where those writings should go.
After getting a grip on my experience and coming to the conclusion that the 2x2 religion is just another cult, my goal was to go through the teachings and practices of the 2x2s and show that in each case, they have no scriptural backing, but are completely a man-made religion. I have compared the 2x2 religion to the Word of God so that people can see that it is not of God, but totally of man and Satan.
Relief and Closure
Some people have left the cult for one reason or another. When they find out that this is just another cult and NOT the only way to heaven, they obtain huge relief. It is a great comfort to them to find out that not professing and not going to meetings in the 2x2 cult will not cause you to go to hell. Rather the opposite I believe, it leads to hell. I have gotten many emails from people who are so relieved to find that the oppressive system of bondage that they were raised in was just another cult and they don't have to fear the workers and their threats anymore.
Detailed Help People Who Have Exited the Cult
Many people have contacted me and shared their experiences. This has helped me to realize that my experience was not isolated, but actually common in many respects. By sharing my memories of what happened in the 2x2 religion, they have been able to see what I went through as a worker and follower of the 2x2 religion and compare it to their experience. This has helped people validate their feelings and beliefs and conclusions about the overseers and workers.
Also, many who have exited the cult have not yet gone through all the 2x2 beliefs to see how they are not of God. I have provided this information so that they can see that the 2x2 religion is not of God, but of Satan. My hope is that they would learn to know God and come to see Him as He is. I want people people to benefit from a relationship with God. I don't want people to hate God because of their experience being raised or joining the cult
Warn and Inform
Because of the secretive nature of the cult and their deviousness, I have tried to warn and inform people who have not had experience to see the full nature of the cult. My goal here is to warn and inform people who are being recruited into the meetings. It is not to take over there own judgment, but to give them information about eye-witness accounts of their beliefs, practices and atrocities. I believe about half of the people who visit this website are neighbors of 2x2s, people invited to meetings by school friends or coworkers.
Lift the Heavy Load
The 2x2s with all their rules and secret teachings put heavy loads on children and teens and adults. These burdens cause great stress and confusion. But going through the 2x2 Beliefs one by one, I wanted to show that these rules are not of God and are not worth the trouble following. I wanted to lift the burdens placed on children, teenagers and adults who want to know the truth. I know how hard it is to try to think when in a cult, so I have given people a good start in scripture and enough thoughts and questions to help people think straight.
Prevent Wasted Time in the Religion
These teachings of the overseers and workers cause hypocrisy and their supposed worship of God is vain. Also, the overseers and workers and their elders put heavy burdens on people. Thus, my goal was to expose the lies in the fundamental teachings of the 2x2s through contrasting and comparing it to scripture, the Word of God. Through that I hope to prevent years of people's time wasted in this religion and help lift their load so that they can learn who God is and enjoy fellowship with God instead of idols.
Inform 2x2 Religion Followers
Amazingly, there are still a lot of people who don't know about the >founder William Irvine and haven't read the book The Secret Sect by Doug and Helen Parker. I'm amazed the workers have been able to cover this up for so long. You can buy a copy of the book at http://www.workersect.org/2x206.html, or ask around for someone who have left the cult recently and they may have a copy you can read. Reading this book helped me understand where the traditions and man-made rules came from since they were not in the Bible. It gave me a logical explanation for the changes in the cult and it's rules also.
Compelled by God
As there are over 100 web pages on this website so far, you may be wondering when I am going to stop writing. I tell you, I'm just getting started. I have just covered some of the common, more obvious issues so far. I have not written about the most difficult and damaging memories and techniques of the 2x2 workers. I have not yet put into words the techniques of the 2x2s.
Pro 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
How can I keep quiet about the things I have seen? How can I not warn other people?
Help Others - After I linked sin to events, I found scripture to help remedy, heal, correct and edify. I wanted to share these verses with other people. There are tons of verses in the Bible that relate to my situation and yours. God can help you heal through His word.
Psa_116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Pro 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
Heb 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Php 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
1Jn 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.
Warn People Invited to Meetings
There are thousands of people that the 2x2s are trying to recruit into their group. I wanted to have a clear, informative website to warn people about the cult and the devices and methods and procedures they use to recruit unsuspecting folks. I want to also give them answers to questions that they had about the group. I figure that if people are informed about the cult and its recruitment process, then they can make better decisions. If I was getting recruited by a cult, I would want others to warn me. I hope this website saves tens of thousands from agony and time wasted in the miry pit of an evil cult.
Eze_3:21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
Pro_1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
Joh_14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Have a Clear Voice - After all the maligning and lies on message boards, I could see that many reading the message boards were confused. 2x2s get on the boards and try to confuse people so they just give up. Here you have what I experienced and Bible verses. It is easier to read a website with my experiences and scripture so that you have a clear voice to listen to.
Expose 2x2 Beliefs - I've confronted many 2x2 lies on this website. I've been hard-hitting with scriptures to destroy these damnable heresies and sweet, seductive lies. I hope you get the idea that their teachings and cute sayings are not just "nice, sweet thoughts", but they can destroy your life. The events documented here and scriptures are to expose the wicked 2x2 cult beliefs.
Joh 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
Help Others Relate to Me and My Experience - I want people to be able to relate to me and what I've gone through. If you don't know my experience, you may think I'm an extremist. I have had people apologize to me after railing on me in the message boards when they've read my memoirs. I'm a real person with feelings and have and will do a lot to help people find Jesus Christ.
Why I Post People's Names - I have put up people's names because these people have done things to me or other people. The 2x2 cult hits hard. If they're not willing to be related to the cult, then they can leave the cult. If they're ashamed of it, then why are they part of it?
Amo_3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
When people see their name or other people's names that they know, it helps wake them up that YES, this website is about a cult that they know about or are in. It makes denial tougher. And when I give my experiences and share my feelings, then you/readers have to deal with the knowledge of the damage done to my life by the cult. It makes it harder to ignore and say "shut up and go away".
You may be interested to know that there are about 850 web pages on this site with hundreds of photos. More than 150 individual people visit this site from many countries each day. Since some people do not speak English, they use google translate.
Does It Work?
Many people have contacted me, thanking me for telling them about the 2x2s. Many left the cult at an early age and have a niggling fear that it was the only way to heaven. They are so relieved to find out it is just a cult. This helps them move forward in their life.
Some people have left the cult and become Christians. And they wondered, thinking it may have been a Christian group. So they are relieved to see that it was just a cult, and not the only "church" to which one must belong to be saved. This gives these people closure to their painful past with the cult and its WORKERS.
Some people have contacted me that have been raped by 2x2s or WORKERS. Or they have known other people who have been sexually abused by WORKERS. So they are happy to see people being warned about letting their kids around WORKERS and ELDERS and to not let their kids stray out of their sight at CONVENTIONS.
I talked with a man who had a very troubled upbringing. He was beaten by his mother and made to support the family at a young age. He came to Christ in jail. A day or two before he was going to go to CONVENTION and PROFESS, he read my website and bawled like a baby. It all made sense to him and much wasted time in the cult was spared. Now he continues to happily worship with other Christians. He told me that most people who have left the cult and been abused have ended up in jail. And it is in jail that some come to know the LORD.
The Most Revealing Stories You Won't Ever Read, Only Hear
Most of the hardest, painful stories are horrible. I cannot tell some of these stories because these people cannot publish them. They don't want to relive the pain. And many of them are in jails or other abusive situations because they have never healed. The most revealing stories of the cult are the ones you will never read in print, but will only hear in confidence by a rare encounter by an ex2x2 or person who was raised in a PROFESSING HOME.
Would I start this website again? Absolutely. While it is a commandment of the LORD to bear true witness to our neighbors, this process has been very healing to me. And it has helped others heal and rethink their past. I am so thankful for the healing power of Jesus Christ through obedience to his Word.
Who are 2x2s|
William Irvine 2x2 Founder
Kept From You
Are 2x2s Christians?
Why This Website
Who Is Going to Hell
From Cult to Jesus Christ
Blessings after Faith
2x2s in News
Recent 2x2 News
Don't Go to Meetings
Please Talk to me
The Narrow Way
Ever wonder about
|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.|