I have tried looking into the roots of my parents religion. They didn't call themselves anything, but other people outside the religion referred to them as the 2by2's. This was because their preachers travelled and ministered in pairs like Jesus' disciples were supposed to do. They call themselves the friends or refer to their belief system as the "truth". Many of the things they believed were quite gnostic but not quite. I am baffled and cannot find anything much to understand how they started etc. I left the religion when I was 12 and my parents are dead so I can't ask questions from that source. I'm not sure they even knew the beginnings of their religion because they believed they were the original way Jesus and his disciples preached. They didn't hold much belief in the old testament, but the new testament guided them completely it seemed. Anyone?