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12 years ago
Professing
Friends feel like they need to get to every meeting possible or Satan might overcome them. So much fear and insecurity. They don't know if they are saved. They are trusting in their perfect way of Truth! Sad.
Forum: Destructive Churches
12 years ago
Professing
Professing Friends (2X2) hold annual conventions on certain member's farms annually. The professing folks believe their church is the only right church and their ministers (workers) are direct successors of the 12 apostles. This is George Walker's sect. Early Irish workers left all and went homeless like 12 apostles in the bible. Group is very secretive. No consistent name. No headq
Forum: Destructive Churches
12 years ago
Professing
If you do a Google search of PROFESSING FRIENDS, you will find more information about this group!
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
14 years ago
Professing
Anyone familiar with a no name church (no name yet many unofficial names) called "the truth?" They meet in homes for Wednesday night and Sunday morning meetings. Their ministers are called workers. They are low profile and secretive. They believe that they are the only true religion and feel people outside their group cannot be saved. They rarely interact with anyone outside their group
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
14 years ago
Professing
The workers in the "Truth" fellowship are clandestine. They have meetings with regional head workers but professing people and even younger workers are forbidden to attend. Many of the friends are in the dark about worker staff changes, workers entering/leaving "the work", future meeting changes, changes in ownership of conventions, special meeting or convention visits and oth
Forum: Destructive Churches
14 years ago
Professing
The professing people in the nameless sect called "Truth" believe they are the only people going to heaven! They say Jesus is their founder. They say they are in the perfect way of God. They feel that they aren't in a religion but in a way of life! Their workers or ministers have control over who they marry, worldly objects in their home, where they worship (must be in a worker ord
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
Professing
I think many of the children reared in a professing home feel that at some point in their life, they must profess and take part in the meetings. Professing parents may pressure a young child to stand up in a gospel meeting and profess when the workers offer people a chance to "profess". Testimonies of the friends in meeting or workers during conventions often stresses making your
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
15 years ago
Professing
To Marzman, This statement below is simply not true according to the rank and file of friends and workers especially head workers. Senior workers preach about how people miss meetings and eventally "lose out" which means they will go to hell if they die outside of the meetings.------------------------------------ And most professing people try to never miss meeting. But, it's not
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
15 years ago
Professing
Marzman, The biggest problem lies in the fact that for many professing families, the "Truth" was the only acceptable form of religion and all other religions were considered to be of the devil! Truth was seen as the only right way. Keeping up the standard of the head workers were considered to be the only right way to live. Professing people dressed like the workers told them to
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
15 years ago
Professing
Growing up, my parents held the workers as infallible servants of God! If the workers spoke something in a meeting or in conversation, it was as if God had directly spoke the message to them! I think the workers often recieve praise from the rank and file of the professing people because they preach 2 by 2, don't maintain a home living with the friends and keep a quiet low profile imag
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
15 years ago
Professing
VT, This "Truth" sect which has no name is found in most areas of the earth except the Middle East. A few of them "profess" this fellowship yet there aren't many of them in one area. The "friends" are often quiet and secretive about their religion to outsiders or non-members. They don't like for outsiders to know much of their beliefs. They don't
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
15 years ago
Professing
Once you stand up in a worker led gospel meeting and "make your choice" or profess, you will be under pressure to make "changes' in your life. Professing people see Jesus as their example and believe professing people must live a life approved by Jesus and His Servants or the workers/ministers. Professing people are expected to be faithful in getting to each and every meeti
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
15 years ago
Professing
Workers often rent public buildings in order to hold "gospel meetings" aimed at recruiting outsiders to join their true church. 2 workers of the same sex will hold gospel meetings several times per week. Suppose you have never been to their meetings and either get a card or an invite from a professing person at school or work. Since you aren't a part of their group, they w
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
15 years ago
Professing
----------- There is something about the workers that often commands respect. They are quiet people. They are dressed up. They never get into loud debates or discussions. It is easy to see why the friends have allowed the workers to excersize power or authority over them. Workers can be gentle and kind to new converts for awhile until the person is expected to grow into an understandin
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
15 years ago
Professing
A nameless group usually called "truth" has an interesting way of appealing to non-members (outsiders). Sometimes the ministers (workers) will pass out cards stating the time and location of gospel meetings in town halls. Professing people (friends) usually invite more outsiders (anyone who doesn't profess their church) to meetings. When you first meet "the friends&
Forum: Coercive Persuasion and Undue Influence
15 years ago
Professing
Some of the ministers or workers in the "Truth" have been guilty of some abuse. In Western Canada, scores of professing people have been kicked out of the truth sect for questioning the workers. Alberta, BC and SK have had instances where workers demanded submission and kicked some of the friends out of the truth. In the Truth sect, leaving the truth is seen as a ticket to hell.
Forum: Clergy and Therapy Abuse
15 years ago
Professing
The ministers or workers have a high status in this truth group! They are seen as closer to God than the "friends" or professing people. When a main speaker is speaking from the platform at convention, he is seen as a messenger from God. Friends must submit to a worker or they will be kicked out of the fellowship. And members believe you cannot go to heaven if you aren't taking
Forum: Destructive Churches
15 years ago
Professing
Ken, many people in some of the more legalistic fellowships or sects were BORN into the groups! As small children, we internalized the rules, traditions and lifestyle. There is a family feeling that is often felt by close members since they fear those outside their sect. In the nameless "truth" sect of the friends and workers, you are born into the group in most cases. You hear other ch
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
15 years ago
Professing
Some professing people cringe when the word "mind control" is mentioned. They feel their little invisible house meetings are under assault from bitter former members! When workers repeat the same cliches, one liners, experiences and other stuff in meetings OVER AND OVER, you tend to either leave the group or start internalizing the lingo. Professing people born in the fellowship
Forum: Abusive and Controlling Relationships
15 years ago
Professing
Professing people are encouraged to attend EVERY meeting that the workers ordain-gospel meetings, special meetings, Sunday morning meetings, Wednesday night meetings and your annual home convention (4 day revival attended by hundreds of professing people). Members (friends/professing people) who miss many meetings are treated like inferior saints!! Workers often criticize professing peopl
Forum: Destructive Churches
15 years ago
Professing
Workers keep no records. Only select ones can attend their secretive worker meetings held in the homes of well esteemed friends. Chances are you have met some professing people but didn't know it. Other than the women wearing their hair on their head (bun) , dresses, no television and their quiet demeanor, this group lives among mainstream society. They usually spend most of their time ar
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
Professing
Reachout Trust: Cooneyites Bible-Based Cults & Isms: Cooneyites/2x2's/Workers caic.org.au/zcoonies.htm My Personal Christian Testimony + My Life With The Two-By-Two's The Professing Reference Site iengineer7.tripod.com/profess.htm Religious Movements: The 2x2's aka No name church religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu/nrms/two_x_twos.html Religious Tolerance
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
Professing
Sites relating to the nameless sect meeting in homes called "the Truth" can be found here.
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
Professing
Many professing people trusted what the early workers told them about "the Truth" being the only true way that traced back to Jesus sending the homeless ministers-the 12 and 70 in Matthew 10! Here is the recorded history of "The Truth" that the workers refuse to tell new converts and existing professing people today! If you profess, this site may shock you. It may make
Forum: Destructive Churches
15 years ago
Professing
Early workers tried to hide the human founding of the Truth sect claiming that JESUS founded the Truth when he called the homeless ministers (the 12 and 70). Yet historical documents and newspaper articles show that homeless Irish-Scotch-English workers in the late 1800s founded the Truth. Homeless workers like George Walker, Jack Carroll, William Irvine, Eddie Cooney and others. Many pro
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
15 years ago
Professing
The workers or ministers in the nameless "Truth" religion of George Walker and Jack Carroll claims they are the only way (they don't use words like religion or church) founded by Jesus when he called the 12 and 70 disciples to preach!! Yet historical data shows that William Irvine, Eddie Cooney, George Walker and other homeless Irish-English-Scottish workers founded "Th
Forum: Recovery from Destructive Cults and Groups
15 years ago
Professing
If you once belonged to a secretive nameless house sect called "The Truth", there is a message board to discuss your experiences in the truth/2X2s?or Friends and workers religion. Former members often suffer guilt for leaving the truth way and feel they are destined for a "lost eternity" because they no longer profess/go to meetings/take part in the fellowship meetings.
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
15 years ago
Professing
Is anyone aware of a nameless house sect called "the Truth" among many other official and unofficial names? They call their churches "meetings". They believe that they are the only right way. Clergy is called "workers or Servants of God". They meet in annual conventions on farms in machine sheds or tents for 4 days annually. They believe they are the ONLY right w
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
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