Revised August 12, 2017
Introduction & Acknowledgements
1863 - 1893 New Religious Sect Formed in Ireland
1868 - 1893 - Wm. Irvine's Birth to Age 30
1893-1895 - Wm. Irvine's Career Change
1895 - Wm. Irvine Joins the Faith Mission
1891-1898 - Wm. Irvine Becomes FM Superintendent of South Ireland
1897 - Who was John Long?? The Beginning of the Revival - First Missions
1898 - The Historic Matthew 10 Bible Study - Faith Lines - Introducing EDWARD COONEY
1899: John Long Begins to Preach Independently
1899-1901 Ireland 2x2 Conventions - Rathmolyon is Devastated - Ashmount & Gills - Keswick
Who was R. R. TODD? Todd's Mission - Why Did Irvine Leave Faith Mission?
What did Irvine Believe and Teach? His Methods & Doctrine - What was the Same? Different?
1899 - First Full-Time Workers - Who was GEORGE WALKER? - The Way They Were - In the Beginning
1900 - 1901 Irvine Assumes Leadership - Todd's Mission Disbands - Ed Cooney Comes aboard
1901 - Who Was Edward (Eddie) Cooney?
1901 - 1902 - Leaving the Faith Mission - Breaking Away - Alfred Magowan - FIRST Baptisms, Rebaptisims, Sunday Meetings in Homes
1903 - Irvine is Discouraged - Rathmolyon Convention
When was the physical 2x 2 ministry started? Who Started the 2x2 Ministry and Church? Who was the Founder?
1903 - 1906 - FIRST and Second Group of Workers go America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Africa
1904–1906 - FIRST Crocknacrieve Convention - Workers Accused of White Slave Traffic
1906–1907 - The ONLY Way - The Living Witness Doctrine Joe Kerr - John Long Excomunicated
1900 - 1906 - What were the Early Days like??? The Restoration Ideal - How did it work?>
1906 - 1913 - Early Conventions - Irvine's Tours Around the World - FIRST Workers to Die
1906 - 1913 - Eight Court Cases Filed Against W.D. Wilson re White Slave Trafficking Accusations
Irvine is Forced to Step Down - Workers Regroup - The Purge
1914 - 1919 - Life Goes on for Irvine - Received His Omega Message - Goes to Jerusalem - Irvine’s Letters
1914 - 1921 - Taking a Name - Princess Victoria - Excommunication of Alfred Magowan - Coolacrease Pearson Murders
1923 - 1938 - Jack Carroll & George Walker Feud - Worldwide Workers Council Meetings
The 1928 Division - The Second Split - Ex-Communication of Ed Cooney
Events of 1938 - 1952 - Life of the Omega Message Followers while Irvine Was Alive
The Black Stocking Era - The Dark Ages
Canada and Ex-communications in Alberta, Canada - Propp's Purging
Black & Colored 2x2s
1954 - Doug Parker begins his investigation - The Outcasts
1954 - 1979 - The THIRD Exodus – the Aftermath of "A Spiritual Fraud Exposed"
1980 - 1995 -The Secret Sect is published - The FOURTH Exodus
2x2 Hymns & Hymnbooks
Wars & Conscientious Objection - Military Service - The Draft - Conscription
Divisions in the 2x2 Church
Appendix A -
1905 Workers List - Details about the 200+ Workers on the 1905 Workers List
Appendix B - Autobiography of Cherie Kropp - My Quest for Truth
Appendix C - For the Love of Truth...What is Truth?
Appendix D - Presbyterian Evangelist John McNeill
Appendix E - Background of the West Family, Owners of Conventions at Crocknacrieve and Mullaghmeem
in Ballinamallard, Co. Fermanagh, Ireland
Appendix F - Irish Christian Workers Union possibly also known as Irish Christian Missionary Workers Union and Irish Christian and Missionary Workers Union; Walter Duff, Sr. Founder of the Irish Christian Workers Union, 1898 and American Christian Workers Union
Appendix G -Fact Sheet for the Three Factions, Originally Founded by Wm. Irvine: (1) The Church without a Name - Also Known As: The Truth, The Friends, The Workers, The Two-by-Twos, The Cooneyites, The Way, The No Name Church, Christian Convention Church (CCC); (2) The Wm. Irvine Omega Message Followers; (3) The Edward Cooney Followers
Appendix H - The Faith Mission
Appendix I - Wm Irvine's Family Tree
Appendix J - Edward Cooney
Appendix K - The Keswick Conventions
Appendix L - Hymns
Appendix M - Military
Appendix N - 1954 Guildford, NSW Australia Meeting Report and Withdrawal.
Appendix O - Alpha Gospel & Omega Message
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