Why do 2x2s Meet in Homes?
Why do the 2x2s meet in homes?
2x2s meet in homes for several reasons: they believe only Satan's people worship in buildings owned by a church. They believe it is evil to own a church building.
Some WORKERS cite(mis-use) the following scripture as their reasoning that God doesn't want people to make temples, tabernacles or church buildings. They claim God doesn't want us to build buildings, but to hear him (the WORKERS)
Mat 17:4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Also, WORKERS may misquote:
Act_7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Act_17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
The Hypocrisy - No Buildings
The hypocrisy is that 2x2s have convention buildings which are only used 1-2 weeks out of the year. And they rent churches for funerals etc. And they will rent Grange halls etc. Plus, when they meet in homes, these homes are build by people with hands.
There is nothing in the New Testament about where people are supposed to meet. That is the whole point of the New Testament, is God dwelling in our heart and his law written on our heart. It is not a sin to have fellowship on a fishing boat in Galilee or in a yurt in Mongolia. The Workers Way of doing things is messed up and self-contradictory. This is one of the hallmarks of man-made and cult rules - they contradict themselves.
2x2 Doctrine Change - Beginning Meetings in Homes
Originally only people who sold everything and gave it to William Irvine could be "saved." Later, The 2x2s began meeting in homes for fellowship after William Irvine changed the rules as to who could join his church. This is when they began meeting in homes.
You will find that 2x2s don't fellowship with Christians and will only attend other churches as a trade if they can get other people to come to meetings.
What is 2x2 Religion
2x2 Spirit of God?
2x2s have peace of God?
|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.|