Now either workers who stressed reading the Bible every non-working moment of every day already banked on the more they ordered people to do that the less they would do it (reverse psychology) or they had no good reason to be shocked or even concerned that 2x2s who OBEYED that order frequently were led by God's word out of 2x2ism, except perhaps that workers seldom spend much time reading their Bibles (double standards).
I personally know several ex2x2s who obeyed that worker-law like fanatics and were led out by doing what workers ordered them to do rather than following most workers' example.
When I was a child, as soon as I learned how to read, my parents (great legalists) stuffed a Bible in my hands and booted my butt whenever I acted like a child in wasting time at play. By the time I was in second grade, because my parents also enforced workers' separation law to the degree that I was not allowed to have school friends over or go visit them, not allowed to go fishing, not allowed to go catching bees etc. etc. etc., all I could do to pass the time was read my Bible - God bless them for that legalism! As soon as I was able to leave my parents home on my own, I had already begun sneaking out to my neighbor's home to go with them to their church too. And in their church the Bible was taught in a systematic manner.
So between 2x2 law and parent enforcement of it, along with normal child rebellion under such restrictive conditions, before I left home I was about as much a 2x2 as our pet dog was, and all to the glory of God.
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