The 2x2 preachers may indeed be dead on their feet, and certainly are blind to what the Bible actually teaches on just about every Biblical topic one could present. But they have long claimed that there is "a spirit" within their meetings - I think they like to imply (without making the actual claim) that that spirit is the Holy Spirit.
It is evident that there is indeed a spirit in 2x2 meetings, particularly those meeting in which workers preach. And a closer look at what workers believe of their mission in life identifies that spirit -- this will lead up to a connection with your post, please be patient. William Irvine taught that the only true preachers where those who sold everything they possessed and gave the proceeds to the poor (which of course was himself), sacrificing their 'lives' in the 2x2 style preaching mission. In short he and all of his progeny believe that their sacrifice is what saves their converts - they are in place of Christ - in English the prefix "anti" uusually means "against" but in Hebrew the word antichrist means "in place of Christ." And in the workers own words in their meetings, when they tell 2x2s tabout the "spirit" in their meetings, not even they realize that spirit is the spirit of the Antichrist that was already active in the world during the time of the apostles.
Now comes the connection with your post - you say it took you 35 years to discover 1 Corinthians 9,v,5. Why did it take so long when most 2x2s read their Bibles OFTEN. The spirit of the Antichrist in 2x2ism, no doubt - blindness imposed over 2x2 eyes by the spirit of the Antichrist.
I do know the same problem personally -- when workers refused to tell me (then a young adult) what their "gospel" consisted of, I turned to the Bible to search for a definition of the "gospel." And it took 40 years for me to discover 1 Corinthians 15. Why? There can be only one logical answer because I read my Bible searching for the "gospel" year after year even in tears -- I needed God to remove the blinders that the spirit of the Antichrist had so firmly placed over my eyes in 2x2 meetings - and He did so in His good timing and in a milisecond.
While you try to help 2x2s by posting such resources, please remember to pray fervently that God will OPEN THEIR EYES because the spirit of the Antichrist in the workers' meetings has BLINDED them to what God actually says in their Bibles.
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