Two by Two: Trust a Brother Till You Can't.
There are many Scriptures that talk about the 'two by two' concept. That you can go out with another man to minister, because when one falls, the other can pick him up. That's wisdom. Especially if for instance you know you have a drinking problem, and you're going to be exposed to temptation to drink, use that wisdom. Building boundaries by having another brother with you to keep you accountable is wise.
Some Christian motorcycle ministries would say you must abide by this rule, and in fact have it in their bylaws. We do not, and here is why.
1. I trust my brothers. They are men of God, guided by the Holy Spirit. Until they give me a reason to, I believe they are capable of ministering in the darkest valley.
2. If a man falls, each charter can put a restriction on that brother. At the local level a charter can agree that brother so and so needs to not be going out alone to clubhouses for a certain amount of time etc. There is no need to add a national or global restriction to the bylaws.
3. Many relationships are built one on one. We build relationships in the MC community. Nuff said.
4. Its not practical. Many times a brother may live far from other brothers. He still needs to be going to clubhouses. A new charter may have just one guy, he still needs to be gong to clubhouses. Those are just two examples but there are more.
5. Each of us have the ability to use wisdom. If I know I'm going into an environment where I'll be tempted, if I know I'm at a spiritual low point, I can ask a brother to go with me,and should. You're a man, use discretion.
I don't always need another rule to direct my actions. Discretion is the better part of having to legislate each bit of morality expected in a Disciple.
So no. There is no two by two rule here. Unless it's on a case by case basis after a particular brother falls.
James Disciple Johnson
Natl President and Founder
Disciple Christian Motorcycle Club