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Preserving the Truth
The Church without a Name and its Founder, William Irvine

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The Book Titled:

Preserving the Truth:
The Church without a Name and its Founder, William Irvine

By Cherie Kropp
Published by Telling The Truth

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NOTE: This book has not yet been published in hard copy. If you would like to be notified when the hard copy of this book is published, Email: Contact TTT

The historian's task is to pursue truth wherever it may lead. History is the study of past events in chronological order. A historian reconstructs the past, working closely with the information that has been left behind; e.g. documents, oral testimony, objects, etc., and presents them in a coherent way, tracing back to their origin and studying their changes or evolution. Historians are tour guides.

This book was written to preserve the history of a little known Christian sect that takes no official name. Some of its more nicknames are: The Truth, The Way, The Fold and Two by Twos (2x2s). Some other designations are: The Friends and Workers Fellowship, Cooneyites, Reidites, Black Stockings, Tramp Preachers, Dippers, Go Preachers and more. The ministers are referred to as "Workers" or "Servants" and the laity as "Friends" or "Saints."

Many followers believe this Church has originated when Jesus sent out His twelve apostles two and two on the shores of the Sea of Galilee; and that it has continued in a direct line from the first century apostles to the current ministers of this Church (is of apostolic succession). However, published documents show that this church was actually started at the turn of the 20th century (1897-1901) in Ireland by a Scotsman some 1900 years after Jesus walked the earth.

The originator was William Irvine who was born in 1863 in Kilsyth Scotland. Few adherents today are aware of the founder’s name, which has been hidden and covered up for over a century. Beginning around 1914, an attempt was made to erase the founder’s name from Church history. His name became an anathema and was purged and banned. A memory hole or gap existed for many years.

For over 25 years, I have been dedicated to the task of researching, accounting for and publishing online the missing historical details and documents about the origin of this particular Church; to filling in the gap in this sect’s history. I have a hard copy of the documents, newspaper articles, references, etc. used in this book.

My mission is to preserve the factual history of this Church, its Founder and ministers; for the facts to become common knowledge and easily accessible. I believe everyone ever connected in any way to the Church without a Name has a right to this information, therefore, I have written in a simple style so that even adolescents may understand. This book is not an investigation into the doctrine and beliefs of this Church.

NOTE: I have not yet completed the writing of this book. If you would like to be notified when the hard copy of this book is published, send an email: Contact TTT

November 10, 2016

"There is a principle which is a bar against all information;
which is proof against all arguments;
and which cannot fail to keep people in everlasting ignorance.
That principle is Condemnation before Investigation."

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Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the Truth?
Galatians 4:16

"Condemnation without Investigation is Ignorance."

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Preserving the Truth
The Church without a Name
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William Irvine

Founder of the
Church with No Name
aka 2x2 Church,
Friends & Workers Fellowship,
Cooneyites and "the truth"