What are the purposes of TTT?
To inform and educate. To publish the plain, unvarnished truth and oppose deception. TTT believes everyone who has ever been connected with this church has a right to know the historical facts concerning their founder and origin. TTT is dedicated to making the historical information easily accessible and readily available and stated in a manner that an adolescent would be able to understand it. It is the goal of TTT that the history of the group will soon become common knowledge to its followers. TTT encourages individual examination and evaluation. TTT is not a church, denomination or religion. TTT is operated by a former member.
Why does TTT do this?
TTT takes seriously the command, "as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." (Luke 6:31). We wish we had known the facts that TTT publicizes. TTT is devoted to TRUTH. TTT is an answer to those who are seeking to learn the truth about this group.
I am doing the same thing Luke did when he wrote his Gospel of Luke: "Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled (Footnote: or been surely believed) among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught." Luke 1:1-4 (NIV)
The church started by Wm Irvine included many of the same principles as other restoration movements that became churches in the 19th century. Wm Irvine's ideas were not original. Many others began to move back to the basics of Christianity and their efforts evolved into churches. These churches differed in what principles they chose to emphasize from the New Testament. Like the 2x2 fellowship, several other religious movements also hold the belief that no one on earth for eighteen centuries has understood the Bible until their particular self-proclaimed leader was "raised up to restore" the correct or true interpretation of God's truth, will and way to mankind through his personal "revelations:" Some others believe, "We're Christians only, but not the only Christians."
What are TTT's standards regarding documentation and evidence?
A great deal of effort has been made by the TTT Editor to hold a high
standard of accuracy in reporting details about the 2x2 church and ministry. Telling The Truth has a hard copy of each of the documents,
newspaper articles, references, etc. (unless noted otherwise) listed on the Telling the Truth website and in the Book, The Real Truth about "the truth" by Cherie Kropp. Material included relates to subject matter that is published, circulated or concerns The Church Without
a Name, its history, founder and/or congregation. Text of notes of 2x2 church functions provided by reliable sources are reprinted on TTT without further verification. On rare occasions,
a few comments without sources have been used, and they are prefaced by the
words "allegedly" or "reportedly," indicating the editor has not substantiated
same, but thought them worthy of inclusion. The TTT Editor has made
due diligence to corroborate evidence when possible, but makes no representations
concerning the accuracy of the information presented in the information posted. On occasion when there is conflicting information, both versions
This site publishes a list of all proper history documents in its Research Guide for the 2x2 Church. Contributions of older historical documents and photographs are most welcome. Contact the Administrator.
Who is the Administrator of TTT?
Telling The Truth (TTT) was started in 1997 solely by Cherie Kropp, a former member of the 2x2 Church, as the result of God coming for her words in a vow she made to Him.
Daniel 10:12: "for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand...thy words were heard and I am come for thy words."
Read her story
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
(By Edmund Burke in ‘Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents’)
"All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
(By Arthur Schopenhauer)
ADDITIONAL HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS ARE WELCOME!
Corrections are also welcome.
You are welcome to contribute OLD photos, letters, notes, lists, etc. for the preservation and documentation of the history of the 2x2 sect for future generations. Your documents will be returned to you if you wish. Confidentiality will be respected if desired; if you permit, your name will be included in the TTT Acknowledgements. Contact: Telling The Truth (TTT) .
PHOTOGRAPHS: TTT IS mainly interested in older photos (prior to 1950) of:
Historical landmarks in Ireland and Britain.
Workers on the 1905 Workers' List - with names!
Married Worker Couples
Later Overseers of Large Territories (not state overseers)
Typical 2x2 scenes
OLD Photos - preferably with names.
THESIS, ESSAYS, WRITINGS about the 2x2 Fellowship (old or recent)
GOSPEL MEETING ADVERTISEMENTS, INVITATIONS (old or recent)
GOSPEL PIONEERING ACCOUNTS: Historical accounts about when the gospel came to a particular family, area, state or country
OLD NOTES of sermons and Letters by workers on the 1905 List
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NOTE: TTT is NOT interested in receiving RECENT photos of workers or conventions.
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