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The Journal of John Long
About the Early Days
Newspaper Articles
Read about the Early Days
1893 - 1965
1966 to Present
REPRESENTING THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF 2X2 HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS ON THE INTERNET

Letterhead used by workers titled Christian Conventions

Perry, Oklahoma Conv, 1942

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

Introduction Index of Chapters
Chapter Links
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43

Appendixes

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O



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Chapter 00
Introduction & Acknowledgements

Chapter 1
1863 - 1893 New Religious Sect Formed in Ireland

Chapter 2

1868 - 1893 - Wm. Irvine's Birth to Age 30

Chapter 3

1893-1895 - Wm. Irvine's Career Change

Chapter 4

1895 - Wm. Irvine Joins the Faith Mission

Chapter 5

1891-1898 - Wm. Irvine Becomes FM Superintendent of South Ireland

Chapter 6

1897 - Who was JOHN LONG?? The Beginning of the Revival - First Missions

Chapter 7

1898 - The Historic Matthew 10 Bible Study - Faith Lines - Introducing EDWARD COONEY

Chapter 8

1899: John Long Begins to Preach Independently

Chapter 9

1899-1901 Ireland 2x2 Conventions - Rathmolyon is Devastated - Ashmount & Gills

Chapter 10

Who was R. R. TODD?  Todd's Mission - Why Did Irvine Leave Faith Mission?

Chapter 11

What did Irvine Believe and Teach? His Methods & Doctrine - What was the Same? Different?

Chapter 12

1899 - First Full-Time Workers - Who was GEORGE WALKER? - The Way They Were - In the Beginning

Chapter 13

1900 - 1901 Irvine Assumes Leadership - Todd's Mission Disbands - Ed Cooney Comes aboard

Chapter 14
1901 - Who Was Edward (Eddie) Cooney?

Chapter 15
1901 - 1902 - Leaving the Faith Mission - Breaking Away - Alfred Magowan - FIRST Baptisms, Rebaptisims, Sunday Meetings in Homes

Chapter 16

1903 - Irvine is Discouraged - Rathmolyon Convention

Chapter 17

When was the physical 2x 2 ministry started? Who Started the 2x2 Ministry and Church? Who was the Founder?

Chapter 18

1903 - 1906 - FIRST and Second Group of Workers go America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand & Africa

Chapter 19

1904–1906 - FIRST Crocknacrieve Convention - Workers Accused of White Slave Traffic

Chapter 20

1906–1907 - The ONLY Way - The Living Witness Doctrine Joe Kerr - John Long Excomunicated

Chapter 21

1900 - 1906 - What were the Early Days like??? The Restoration Ideal - How did it work?>

Chapter 22

1906 - 1913 - Early Conventions - Irvine's Tours Around the World - FIRST Workers to Die

Chapter 23

1906 - 1913 - Eight Court Cases Filed Against W.D. Wilson re White Slave Trafficking Accusations

Chapter 24

Irvine is Forced to Step Down - Workers Regroup - The Purge

Chapter 25

1914 - 1919 - Life Goes on for Irvine - Received His Omega Message - Goes to Jerusalem - Irvine’s Letters

Chapter 26

1914 - 1921 - Taking a Name - Princess Victoria - Excommunication of Alfred Magowan - Coolacrease Pearson Murders

Chapter 27

1923 - 1938 - Jack Carroll & George Walker Feud - Worldwide Workers Council Meetings

Chapter 28

The 1928 Division - The Second Split - Ex-Communication of Ed Cooney

Chapter 29

Events of 1938 - 1952 - Life of the Omega Message Followers while Irvine Was Alive

Chapter 30

The Black Stocking Era - The Dark Ages

Chapter 31

Legalism

Chapter 32

Canada and Ex-communications in Alberta, Canada - Propp's Purging

Chapter 33

New Zealand

Chapter 34

Australia

Chapter 35

Africa

Chapter 36

Black & Colored 2x2s

Chapter 37

1954 - Doug Parker begins his investigation - The Outcasts

Chapter 38
1954 - 1979 - The THIRD Exodus – the Aftermath of "A Spiritual Fraud Exposed"

Chapter 39

1980 - 1995 -The Secret Sect is published - The FOURTH Exodus

Chapter 40
2x2 Hymns & Hymnbooks

Chapter 41

Wars & Conscientious Objection - Military Service - The Draft - Conscription

Chapter 42
Divisions in the 2x2 Church

Chapter 43

Conclusion

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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