Reuel Leach's Letter to 2x2s
Open Letter to the People in the Way
To write such a letter is no easy task. Its not pleasant to write what I am to address, but I have been moved by a single purpose to share this with you. I expect that there would be a lot of different reactions, but I anticipate them. Also I realize that a lot of the content of this letter will be doctored or manipulated by receivers and the true message lost. Please write to me for a PDF copy of this letter if you suspect someone else has forwarded a tampered version to you.
2. The Way as it is today I wish to address a range of topics in this letter ranging from meetings to handling of scripture to homosexuality in the Work and much more. We like other religions and churches had a reasonably clean start, but as time passes, things changed, new man-made rules were added and the true original rules ignored. Just because you attend meetings, does not mean you are going to be saved, you know that, in case you think that meetings gives you a free pass to heaven, read Matt 25 about the 5 wise and the 5 foolish...There is dead wood drifting all over the place and I realize that I have been there too at times, but we are living in educated times and yet we have no people skills, spirituality or good finance and other vital skills.
3. Handling of the Scriptures Many of the scriptures are spoken of but not practiced anymore and therefore not taught or understood by its leadership and that�s the reason for concern by many of the friends. For example: Jesus (Yeshua) gathered the children around him and ministered to them, why are Workers not allowed to have meetings for youngsters?
4. Homosexuality, Lesbians and underage sex in the Work Every church, including the Way, has an organizational structure and when that goes corrupt, the problems slowly creep in. For example: many overseers are covering up the evil deeds of the Workers in their own countries and other countries to protect them; yet are hurting themselves and the children involved. It sometimes go unnoticed but they affect the body of Christ and then one by one the people die or fall away.
A sister Worker chose to leave the Work in Europe because she refused to continue to cover up what the overseers were up too. In the United States an overseer has had to leave the Work for raping a sister Worker. Yes its true! Do you know that there are plenty of very well respected men, living and already passed on, who are practicing homosexuals who still are practicing this hideous act. Go and find out how many of these men have been jailed in America and Canada already. There is presently an investigation going on by the FBI in the USA.
In South Africa there are a few male Workers who are homosexuals and female Workers who are Lesbians; practicing with each other and other willing and unwilling suspects. You see them in your house and are admiring them, but they are practicing this. Even the Overseers in South Africa are covering up what�s been going on. Let me explain something to you. If you go to a court of law and you were aware of such criminal acts taking place and you do no report or do anything about it, you are accused as an accessory to the crime. One of the Workers recently was recalled back to South Africa after more than 12 years of knowing what he was doing wrong, having many counts of molesting younger girls against him.
What�s been discussed here is not something new, its been happening for a long time now and nothing is been done about it. One elderly man told me that when he was young he was molested by a Worker and when he told his parents they reprimanded him, told him that he was talking nonsense and today its still affecting him and the case has just been left until today.
Not all Workers are evil but there are major cover ups going on at the moment and as we speak the Workers are under investigation who are overseers of state because of this. In a court of law knowing about crime is as guilty as doing it!
There are many scriptures who call these acts a sin:
Lev 18:22, 23 Not to commit sodomy with a male. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Lev 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
1 Cor 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,
1 Tim 1:10 For whore mongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine
Romans 1:24 "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;"
Sexuality in the Work
Does the church really have a scriptural mandate for Workers not to get married? Unfulfilled desires cause Workers to commit these secret sins and then minister to people �
In Buddhism as in all religions there is a transfer of the spirit the person receives through sex, so people are not receiving the truth because of what is transferred. It has to be sorted out in the leaders first. You can't receive a different spirit to what you have received from your teacher.
1 Cor 12:14 Is there spiritual discernment when you live in sin?
Would it be possible. How can a person, thus live in sin, discern if he teaches and believes the truth.
Paul could have been married if he was not one in a million who have the gift of not been married in the work and what about Priscilla and Aquilla? (1 Tim 1)
5. The Bible
The book which we call a Bible has become the most unread book today and its mostly due to it not fitting into people ideas and way of life. It seems so old fashioned yet is still the most up to date book as I will systematically explain later. What goes on in the bible is simply just the most amazing lifestyle of God which He portrays and explained to us and how man tried to change or ignore them and find out the consequences.
Then Christ comes and shows how to practice them and how much authority and ability a person can have as a result. In many places in the world bible studies are done in only selected parts of the scripture. It seems people have gotten tired of reading certain parts of the bible and others are ignored for obvious reasons. My question to you: Is the law really null and void and if not how much of it is?
Prayer is not only what we do on our knees but its something we should do without ceasing, but in a survey done it was found that the average church member prays 5 minutes a day and the average church leader prays only 30 minutes per day. How sad that we have come to this, don�t we want to speak to our God (Elohim). Workers and friends alike hardly pray anymore, it�s a fact. You know you don�t and when you pray how much of the time do you listen and just how much do you talk. I guarantee that you talk more than you listen.
So now, who has ever taught you how to pray effectively? How many material things are prayed for in the Lords prayer? If you pray do you pray to God or his Son, and do you know their names? Do you know that you are supposed to pray to the Father through the Son? Prayer is a two way conversation between us and God, so its not just out of necessity or because you have to, or because its an institution made by man or God, just another meeting place by a bunch of people who like each other or a click or type of people who follow a code of conduct?
Do you really know why you are going to the meetings? So many friends go to the meetings but refuse to greet members of their church for some or other petty reason. Personally I want to ask you then, why do you go? Did you know that its a commandment of God?
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Are you and someone in your meeting not getting along and not greeting each other. As a Worker I used to have lots of this kind of trouble: people having disagreements because they are talking too long or just personality differences and when you want to address the situation they�ll back off not wanting to talk about it but will still carry on with the scandal.
Just because you have meetings in the home do not make you unique, there are many such groups I have attended who have meetings in the home so do not be proud thinking that you are better then others.
8. The Administration and Standards of the Ministry - Matthew 10 Analyzed
Many Workers like to boast that they follow Matthew 10 carefully, so no�Lets look at verse for verse and what is practiced today:
1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
So which diseases have your Workers come to heal? Would they even come and pray over sick friends or shy away and just pay a visit? Do we see it happening? No we don't.
2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
How many times have you heard that the kingdom of heaven is at hand? Are Workers bragging because of going in twos? The Jehovah Witnesses also do that and physically go from door to door gaining converts one by one.
8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Here again it says Heal the sick? Why don�t they do it, after all its Matthew 10 they are following?
9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
Workers have trust funds and bank accounts, ask your overseers, credit cards and some Workers are permanently on overseas trips every year? Did you know there is a Trust where money for Workers is kept and only the Overseer and certain friends have access to it?
10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
My oh my, some Workers have suitcases full of provisions, they accumulate and even have friends who keep their excess goods so the simple biblical standard is lost.
11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
If people reject the message, Christ says move on, get rid of the memories, don�t preach fire and brimstone and fear into unbelievers hearts.
15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Some Workers are so dangerous that friends avoid them. The South African Overseer warned me he would put a bullet through my head and then later denied ever saying it. Why should Workers be feared, they are servants aren't they, do you fear your servants too?
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Why are Workers not persecuted? If you compete with the World, the world will not persecute you. Because they are not seen, most of them are not on the street, they think it�s a royal Levitical priesthood that they are part of. Here was the instruction to GO out and speak to the people, not get friends to invite to a meeting. Jesus spoke as if to a 'meeting' to whoever he spoke to and they either followed or did not.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Whatever Workers keep covering will be revealed in time. I am 100% for forgiveness, but forgiveness comes right after repentance, recognition of the sin and turning around and doing the right thing.
9. Rock Concerts
I cannot believe how many friends are attending pagan concerts, meetings of people who have no moral standards whatsoever and still brag how great it was on their Facebook.
10. Sunday or Shabbat ( Sabbath)
Sunday celebration is traced back to 111-138 A.D. when Roman anti-Jewish oppression forced a policy of apartheid from Jewish customs and not as some profess, because of the resurrection of Yeshua on the first day of the week, or that the first church came together on the first day of the week.
The Church came together on Shabbat and Shabbat evenings after sunset, in other words already on the first day of the week, (the day starts and ends with sunset) and still honoured the Shabbat. Everybody were commanded to keep Sunday as showing respect to the sun god which was worshiped; in 321 Constantine demanded that every subject of the Roman Empire will keep Sunday as "the day of the lord" and as a day of rest. I just wonder, before we continue, of which "lord" he spoke? Let us look at what the Bible says about which day is the �Day of our Master.�
Yes 58:13-14 �If you turn away your foot from the Shabbat, from doing your pleasures on My holy day; and call the Shabbat a delight, the holy of hwhy, honorable; and shall honor it, not doing on it your own ways, nor doing on it your own pleasure, nor speaking idle words; 14 Then you shall put your trust in hwhy; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father; for the mouth of hwhy has spoken it.�
Th�s is the day of the Master � th�s is the day He determined.
There is no reason to change Shabbat to Sunday � NONE. Do you perhaps know of an instruction in the Bible which I missed, which commands us to remember the resurrection of Yeshua and to set it apart as Shabbat?
The groups then profess that they celebrate the resurrection day of Yeshua - under whose instruction? If you want to celebrate the resurrection, OK, but this cannot replace the Shabbat of God - for that we do have the Wave of the Sheaf during Pesag. You will agree that it is a human decision and no man can announce "Shabbats" - only God - PLEASE READ ON.
Why does the "Christian" church keep Sunday as a set-apart day without any instruction or command!! In the light of the following definitions from dictionaries, there is a question. Please read this with the seriousness it represents. These findings have consequences.
Webster�s Int. Dict., 19 th ed. � Sunday...so called because this day was anciently dedicated to the sun, or its worship.
Schaff-Herza Encyclopedia � Sunday � �dies solis� on the Roman calendar,
�day of the sun�, the�
John Eadie, D.D., LL.D, A Bible Cyclopedia p561 �� Sunday was a name given by the heathen to the first day of the week, because it was the day on which they worshipped the sun.�
Please stop right here and look again - what does this mean?
Daniel 7:25 says: �And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall plot against the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time."
Daniel prophesied that someone will try to change the times and feasts, which God appointed - we acknowledge the other 2 prophesies in the same verse - what about this one? According to my knowledge the wonder of Scripture is that all the prophesies are fulfilled or will be fulfilled.
When was it done and who changed the times of the Shabbat of God?
May I quote from the writings of the Roman Catholic Church and what their representatives say:
The Convert�s Catechism of Catholic doctrine - 1957, p50
Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
Q. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
Catholic Record Sept 1, 1923
Catholic World, March 1894, p.809
Faith of our Fathers � Cardinal Gibbons
Father Enright, American Sentinel, June 1893
Catechisms Romanus 1867 Ch 3
Catholic press (Sydney)Aug 25, 1900
The Catholic Mirror Sept 23, 1893
Albert Smith, Chancellor of the Achdiocese of Baltimore
S C Mosna, Storia della Domenica, 1969 pp 366-367
The Catholic Mirror Dec 23, 1893
To be fair, let us look at declarations of some of the "protestant" churches:
�Is there any command in the New Testament to change the day of weekly rest from Saturday to Sunday? None.�
Why we keep Sunday p28
�We have made a change from the seventh day to the first day, from Saturday to Sunday, on the authority of the one holy Catholic and apostolic church of Christ.�
�The observance of the Lord�s day (Sunday) is founded not on any command of God, but on the authority of the church.�
�A change of the day to be observed from the last day of the week to the first. There is no record, no express command, authorizing this change.�
�Take the matter of Sunday� there is no passage telling Christians to keep that day, or to transfer the Jewish Sabbath to that day.�
�It is quite clear that however rigidly or devoutly we spend Sunday, we are not keeping the Sabbath�There is not a single sentence in the New Testament to suggest that we incur any penalty by violating the supposed sanctity of Sunday.�
�Many people think that Sunday is the Sabbath, but neither in the New Testament nor in the early church, is there anything to suggest that we have any right to transfer the observance of the seventh day of the week to the first. The Sabbath was and is Saturday and not Sunday.�
�There was and is a commandment to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was not Sunday�There is no scriptural evidence of the change of the Sabbath institution from the seventh day to the first day of the week.�
How Roman/pagan is your religion and the practises in your Church? � before you answer � Who has and for which reason is the Shabbat moved to Sunday? Let us look at some Scripture from the New Covenant about the first day of the week and what people did.
Mat 28:1, Mar 16:1,2, Luk 24:1� The 2 Miryams came to see the grave and to anoint the body - this would, according to the law, be work which they wanted to do on a Sunday (first day of the week.) They specially waited until the Shabbat was over? Does this make any sense?
Mar 16:9, John 20:17� Yeshua rose and gave a woman a command to take a message on the first day (Sunday) - work.
It is important to note that God ordained the day to begin at sunset. The first day of the week thus starts with sunset on Shabbat evening.
In Acts 20:7 and other places, if it says that they gathered on the first day of the week, we have to remember that the Jewish (and God's) day starts with sunset the previous day. They most probably gathered at the end of Shabbat, Saturday evening, when the Jews, traditionally, gathered and enjoyed a light meal together. Sha�ul spoke till after midnight - about 6 hours. If this was talking about Sunday here it meant that he spoke the whole day and left the next day! Wow!
More likely and in context, he left Sunday morning - a normal working day for the Jews. He would not have been allowed to travel like this on a Shabbat. We usually forget that the first day was a normal working day for all Jews, including they who accepted The Anointed One. They could not easily use the day as a time for gatherings - they had to work.
The first church did NOT gather during daylight of the first day, but at the start of the first day, that is at the end of Shabbat - Saturday evening after sunset and not because Yeshua rose on the Sunday, but because this was the time they were free to get together, because the next day - Sunday - the first day of the week, they worked. If the church did not distanced itself from the Jews on purpose and thus from the practises of the Bible, this mistake would never have been made.
Mat 24:20 � reference are made to both 70 and 135 A.D. with a prayer that the fleeing would not take place on the Shabbat! Yeshua knew that the Shabbat will still be Shabbat in 70 and 135 A.D. The misleading lie that the first church gathered during Sunday, drew all of us away from the truth of the Word. I want to declare it without any wrong understanding: the children of God during the first 2 centuries kept and obeyed the Shabbat, visited Synagogues and thereafter, as redeemed, gathered the evening, broke the bread, in remembrance of the body of Yeshua and drank the fruit of the vine, in remembrance of His blood covenant, and then they ate together.
Acts 13:42,44 � Here it is absolutely certain that Sha�ul(Paul) taught Jews and non-Jews on the Shabbat. Sha�ul and the first church kept the Shabbat.
Only the Spirit can convince us of the truth. Now we will look at the instructions about and purpose of the Shabbat.
Whose day do you set apart?
Exo 20:8-11: Notice here that it is specified and not general - you can not choose which day is Shabbat - not any day is Shabbat, BUT: THE SEVENTH DAY.
Shabbat is primarily a day of rest and spiritual enrichment. The word �Shabbat� comes from the basis tb` Shin-Bet-Tau and means to stop, to end, or to rest. This is the central element of this feast and it is one of the deeds we must do to correctly keep it. In His unending wisdom God tells us to take time to recharge ourselves - physically, spiritually and emotionally.
We are so busy with our fully crammed schedules, that it is difficult for us to accept this gift, by making time to rest. God understand this ..... that, when left alone, we would just keep on and on until we are totally burnt out and then we are of no use or value to anyone. God, Who created us from the dust of the earth, knows that rest is necessary for us to function at our most creative, enthusiastic, healthy and spiritually trustworthy maximum. In the flesh there is always "just one more thing to do," but when we fall in the hole of "being busy," we fall into one of the traps of Satan.
For those keeping the Shabbat it is a priceless gift from God, a day of great joy, eagerly awaited through the week, a time to put all our week-day worries aside and commit ourselves to higher activites and truely enter His rest and it is definitely not a heavy law and duty. In the Jewish literature, poems and music, the Shabbat is described as a bride or queen, as in the popular Shabbat song 'Lecha Dodi Likrat Kallah' (Come, my beloved, to meet the [Shabbat] bride).
Now what law/laws are we following or do we believe what flower power says: Love is the only law. Free love, do what you like as long as you show love? Now lets start with the laws and see what the laws are �
1. I am hwhy your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods for yourself before My face.
2. You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any image that is from the heavens above, or that is from beneath the earth, or that is in the waters from below unto the earth. You shall not bow [yield] to them, and you shall not worship [serve] them, for I am hwhy your God; the God who is jealous, punishing the sin of the fathers on the children of the third and fourth (generation) of the ones hating me, but demonstrating kindness [mercy] to thousands of the ones loving me and keeping [guarding] My commandments.
3. You shall not use to futility the Name of hwhy your God, for He will not consider anyone innocent who misuses His Name.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, for it is holy to Him. You shall serve six days and you shall do all of your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath unto hwhy your God. You shall not do any work; you or your sons, or your daughters, or your servants, or your handmaidens, or your animals, or the foreigners that are within your gates. For six days hwhy made the heavens and the earth; the sea and all in them, but He rested on the seventh day. On this hwhy blessed the Sabbath day and He made it holy to Him.
5. Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land that hwhy your God is giving to you.
You shall not desire the house of your neighbor, nor shall you desire the wife of your neighbor, nor his male servant, nor his handmaiden, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Jesus ( Yeshua ) said the following in Matthew 5:17
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
So we are scrapping these laws, are we? What does God think about that? Or do we know which laws became reality like the offerings which Christ replaced? Why don�t we read our whole bible anymore? Why do people complain when they have Old Testament bible readings to do? This is such a common thing� 39 books of the bible are Old Testament and 29 are New Testament� why don�t we just scrap the Old Testament then?
I would love to write a lot more. I have found answers to these questions and others. If your Workers cannot answer simple questions, find someone who can. I will write more as soon as I hear the responses of those who truly want change, who truly desire the Truth and are not just content with living a form of religion and calling that religion their ticket to heaven and sentencing everyone outside of that group to hell.
Please write back to me. I pray in Yeshua's ( Jesus' ) name that things will change,
Your zealous brother in Christ,
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