Meetings in the Home

The Beginning of "Meetings in the home"

Early on in the 2x2 cult origin, William Irvine (first overseer) rejected denominations as being "not of God" because they had church buildings.

Jack Carroll - The church in the home and the preacher without a home are vital...What a terrible calamity it would be if we, as the servants of God, had to be continually occupied with building synagogues. But our eyes have been opened to see that the building of synagogues and the hiring of preachers belongs to Babylon.
Jack Carroll - There are two fundamentals of the faith of Jesus that are vital to a true understanding and interpretation as recorded in the New Testament. First, the church in the home, and the home only; secondly, the preacher without a home. These two are foundational.

William Irvine's original teachings were that a person could only be saved if they sold everything and gave it to him and became a homeless tramp preacher like him. But when many followers weren't going to do this, but still believed in him, he started allowing them to have meetings in the home. William Irvine changed his teachings to include his followers who didn't become workers, they had to have a place for the friends of the workers to meet. So began "meetings in the home" for the group.

There are three types of meetings in the home. There are the typical Sunday AM meetings and the WED or THU night Bible studies. Elders are chosen by overseers and workers to lead the meetings for the friends of the workers. Sometimes, if a hall nearby or other suitable place cannot be found, special meetings may be held in a large room of a home.

Meetings - Home

Workers' Preaching

Gospel Meetings

Childrens' Questions

Sunday Morning Meetings

Why In Homes?

Emblems

Never Go to Meetings

Not of God

Testimonies

2x2 Bible Studies

Testing Meetings

Dying to Yourself

Meetings in the Home

Funerals

Special Meetings

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