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Therefore, putting away falsehood, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor... - Eph 4:25
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In the early 20th Century William Irvine's evangelical Protestant movement began to grow on the strength of his forceful preaching of religious revival throughout Ireland and beyond. Today the Workers and Friends meet discretely in private homes and isolated rural convention grounds for worship and fellowship with each other. They shun most aspects of "organized" religion and the secular world including television, internet, church buildings and formally educated clergy. They are known by many names including The Truth, The Way, The Church Without a Name, The Friends, Christian Conventions, 2x2's, and others. The purpose of this site is to examine their various doctrines from the context of Scripture, history, and tradition. I do not claim to be a biblical scholar, but I am educated and literate enough to offer my analysis with reasonable confidence in its veracity.

I am also a convert to the Roman Catholic Church. As a card-carrying member of the Jesuit Ninja Attack Force I am always willing to confront the numerous misconceptions both current and former 2x2 members seem to have regarding the Roman Catholic Church. In particular, one professing member named Nathan Barker has repeatedly borne false witness not only in his claims about the origins of the "Truth", but also in his misrepresentations of Catholic doctrine and history; therefore, some of PTO's content will focus on presenting the true Catholic doctrine and history.

"That a heresy is a half-truth is a very old and familiar example of a whole truth, but a truth that is not often realised as a whole...If we look back on history we shall see it largely encumbered and crushed with half-truths; we shall wonder how it happened so often that a whole age or generation was content with a half-truth, without making the faintest effort to find the other half...It may be that we shall never fully understand why our fathers did it, for we certainly do not in the least understand why we do it ourselves." - G.K. Chesterton

New at PTO

April 3, 2011
An email discussion on the Immaculate Conception of St. Mary with someone named Vanessa.

February 2, 2011
Thomas Aquinas anticipated the Truth Fellowship’s misreading of Acts 17:24 and “temples made with human hands” in his famous work Summa Theologica

December 23, 2009
PTO reads between the lines of Bert's article Bible Quoters

November 17, 2009
Why Weren't They More Open? - latest review of the From The Beginning VOT website.

August 12, 2008
Seldomgate - A Plodding Polemic: A delightfully clever and insightful review of Raymond Reid's book The Gate Seldom Found.

August 11, 2006
Let There Be No Christians!: An examination of Prue's VOT article regarding the reasons for early Christians' home worship in the context of persecution.

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