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                                                  Late-breaking NEWS: GCC Threatens A CSDA Church in Guys, Tennessee (2 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                                                 Sued by a Fictitious Person

                                            Because those who were once the depositaries of truth became unfaithful to their sacred trust,
                                              the LORD chose others who would receive the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness,
                                            and would advocate truths that were not in accordance with the ideas of the religious leaders.
                                             And then these leaders, in the blindness of their minds, give full sway to what is supposed
                                                  to be righteous indignation against the ones who have set aside cherished fables. (3 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                                                    Testimonies to Ministers, pp. 69, 70

                                                                      Bible Readings for the Home Defines "the image to the beast."

                        Update 07/19/05: It has been revealed to us that the General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists has begun to move forward with their
                        expected legal persecution of the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church. A letter has been drafted, but not yet received by our members, which follows
                        the same mode of delivery as was undertaken in the above-mentioned letter to the Davidian, and the previous letters of demand that have been sent to
                        various other Adventist believers over time. With prayer, and by the grace of the Almighty, we will stand in the face of this great evil, and witness for the
                        purity of the Faith of our Savior.

                        Update 07/22/05: Pastor Walter "Chick" McGill has drafted a letter to the lawfirm being used by the General Conference to enforce the Trademark asking
                        for their understanding in the delay of his receiving the letter, as he is away currently on an evangelistic mission. The Letter may be read here.

                        Update 10/21/05: Pastor "Chick" has received a certified letter from the General Conference Corporation's attorneys, demanding the surrender of several
                        domain names. This letter appears, upon inspection, to be merely a copy of a previous letter sent to the owner of some domain names maintained by the
                        owner of, containing only insignificant alterations (see Davidian related communication in the above links). From the letter itself, it
                        appears that the facts of the correspondance have been confused, as they refer to communications with him through the Davidian SDAs (that never took
                        place), and all but one of the domain names they cited are / were owned by the Davidians.. Pastor "Chick" has sent an answer to the letter via certified mail.

                        Demand letter : Introductory letter Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

                        Pastor "Chick"s response may be read here.

                        Update 03/22/06: The General Conference attorneys have now sent documents to our web-hosting company complaining of certain trademark violations
                        among our domain names. As documentation becomes available we plan to post for your reading.

                        Update 05/27/06: We have received notice that the General Conference Corporation of SDAs is now threatening our internet domain names on the world
                        scale. Pastor "Chick" has received email notification that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center has
                        received a complaint against several of our websites, this complaint being dated at May 23rd of this year.

                        We have also received word that Vincent Ramik (attorney for the General Conference Corporation) has sent a box containing some kind of information to
                        pastor "Chick." As it turns out, pastor "Chick" had recently left on an evangelism trip to Canada, to meet with some of the brethren there who were baptized
                        this last Feast of Unleavened Bread. As such he was not available to receive the package (which we assume is related to the WIPO complaint). When we
                        discover the contents of this package, we will inform our readers.

                        For now, the CSDA Church covets the prayers of those who have been following our work and ministry. If this matter indeed goes as the Conference would
                        have it go on a world scale, things could move forward very quickly to the end; for when the Trademark is imposed upon the people of Yah on a worldwide
                        stage, it will not be long before the voice of the Witness ceases to be heard on the earth, and then the end will come. Our prayers are with all those who
                        have been sympathizers and supporters, and may Yahshua find our houses in order upon His grand and glorious return.

                        Update 06/09/06: We have received notice that the official arbitration procedure has begun as of June 8th of this year. We are now in the 20-day response
                        process, and will be making reply to WIPO in a timely fashion, Yahweh willing. The complaint document itself may be viewed HERE. Let us be fervent in
                        prayer as matters continue to develop.

                        Update 06/16/06: We finally received a seven pound package from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva, Switzerland. It (4 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                        contains the complaint filed by the General Conference, along with all annexes and other official policies set for the arbitration process. This is evidently a
                        duplication of the box that the General Conference attorney tried to have delivered to Pastor "Chick" at the church house in Tennessee.

                        Update 06/28/06: Our response has been sent to the WIPO doman dispute center by email and by FedEx as of yesterday, 27th of June. The response may
                        be viewed HERE, and the list of annexes sent may be viewed HERE. Our prayers continue upward for Yah's perfect will to be done in this situation.

                        Update 09/02/06: We have received the decision of the arbitration panel appointed by WIPO. The decision of the panel is that all four of the domain names
                        under dispute must be turned over to the Conference. This will be done automatically at some point in the near future; therefore, we are in the process of
                        updating our current site ( to house all of our relevant data. We are anticipating that local litigation may follow at any time, therefore we ask for the
                        continued prayers and support of those who protest any and all unions of civil power with ecclesiastical authority. The decision documents that pertain to
                        our case may be read HERE and HERE. The official online WIPO decision may be accessed HERE.

                        Update 09/27/06: The SDA trademark lawsuit expected for the past 15 years has now begun. The "image of the beast" is imposing "the mark" on the
                        "Remnant Church of Creation 7th Day Adventists." The legal complaint may be viewed by clicking HERE or HERE for printable PDF format.

                        Update 10/10/06: The General Conference of SDA is now threatening Pastor "Chick" with a demand letter regarding a CSDA domain name in Canada. See
                        images of the letter and Canadian trademark documents following:
                        Demand Letter, page 1
                        Demand Letter, page 2
                        Trademark Document, page 1
                        Trademark Document, page 2
                        The Canadian website is accessed HERE.

                        Pastor "Chick" will be answering the demand letter in a timely manner.

                        Update 10/20/06: Read Pastor "Chick's" response to Associate General Counsel Parker's demand letter HERE.

                        Update 11/01/06: The new book entitled Finally... Out of Darkness, Into His Marvelous Light was mailed to all of the Conference Offices in North
                        America today. Read the CSDA Church Membership Cover Letter enclosed with the gift book HERE.

                        Update 12/24/06: The official scheduling order for the McGill lawsuit has been received. A jury trial is set for January 7, 2008 (a three-day trial is

                        Update 03/25/07: A two-page letter has been sent out to a large number of Adventists to inform them of the Trademark lawsuit, of which most are
                        unaware. Positive responses have already begun to be received as a result of this information.

                        Update 05/17/07: A Letter of Appeal dated April, 2007, has been drafted to and posted for the benefit of the General Conference Seventh-day Adventist

                        Update 12/15/07: Jeffrey Tew, lead attorney for the General Conference, has withdrawn from the lawsuit, and a new date of June 2, 2008, has been set to
                        begin the Jury Trial. (5 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                              GCC Threatens Any Group with "Adventist" in the Name

                                                                      The Federation of Jewish Adventist Society, October 31, 2006
                                                                                Check Points News: December 1, 2006

                                                                            GCC Threatens Davidian SDA
                                                                            First page of demand letter to DAVIDIAN SDA

                                                                           Second page of demand letter to DAVIDIAN SDA

                                                                            Third page of demand letter to DAVIDIAN SDA

                                                                           Fourth page of demand letter to DAVIDIAN SDA

                         Update 07/06/06: During preparation of Pastor Walter McGill's response to the General Conference complaint filed with the WIPO Arbitration Center, he
                                             discovered that the conflict between owner and the General Conference was quietly settled.

                         It can be seen by the following Annexes presented in Pastor McGill's response that in exchange for the domain names 7THDAYADVENTISTCHURCH.
                            ORG, SEVENTHDAYAVENTISTCHURCH.NET, and SEVENTHDAYADVENTISTCHURCH.INFO, the owner of was able to
                                                                      continue ownership and use of 7THDAYADVENTIST.INFO:
                              Database search for 7THDAYADVENTISTCHURCH.ORG-- Notice that the current owner is Walter Carson of the General Conference of SDA.
                         Database search for SEVENTHDAYADVENTISTCHURCH.NET-- Notice that the current owner is Stanley Pace, and on page two of the search results it
                                                                             indicates that the date of creation is 05/24/2006.
                              Database search for SEVENTHDAYADVENTISTCHURCH.INFO-- The creation date is June 20, 2006 and owner is Moniker Privacy Services.
                          Database search for 7THDAYADVENTIST.INFO-- It is noted here that the owner of this domain name reamains as with the creation
                                                                                          date of April 27, 2004.

                         Obviously, the General Conference of SDA has negotiated a settlement with the owner of Interestingly, though the General Conference
                          allows to continue use of 7THDAYADVENTIST.INFO, the attorneys representing the General Conference are seeking to have 7TH-
                                                      DAY-ADVENTIST.ORG transferred from Pastor McGill to the General Conference of SDA.

                                                                            June 3, 2006: Persecution of

                                                    The Seventh-day Adventist Australian Controversy: Restituion Ministries
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                                                                PEOPLE, PLACES, AND EVENTS IN THE GREATER SYDNEY CONFERENCE MAR/APR 2006

                                                                                      Statement re: Restitution Ministries
                                              The Greater Sydney Conference leadership have been working with Restitution Ministries for some time. This finally led to a
                                               shared Bible study with leading theologians from the South Pacific Division, including Dr Paul Petersen (Field Secretary) in
                                                 December 2005. Following this, an opportunity was given to Restitution Ministries to officially declare their ministry as a
                                                  “Supporting Adventist Ministry” of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A period of six weeks was given to Restitution
                                               Ministries to agree to this status and sign a document which indicated their full support of the 28 Fundamental Beliefs of the
                                              Seventh-day Adventist Church. At the end of this time, Restitution Ministries made it very clear that they do not fully accept
                                                the Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The particular beliefs that they are not supportive of are the
                                              teachings on the Godhead (Fundamental #2), Jesus (Fundamental #4), and the Holy Spirit (Fundamental #5). Therefore, at the
                                               February meeting of the Executive Committee of the Greater Sydney Conference, an action was taken to declare Restitution
                                              Ministries as an unsupportive independent ministry and therefore not entitled to use the name “Seventh-day Adventist, Seventh-
                                              day Adventist Church or SDA Church” in their publications or presentations. This action also indicated that the local churches
                                               take appropriate action in harmony with the scriptures and the church manual regarding their membership. We pray that the
                                                                             Holy Spirit may guide us all as we travel toward our Heavenly Home.

                                                                                                   Pastor Michael Worker                           General Secretary

                                                                         Please read carefully the following prophetic articles
                                                                                 authored by Pastor "Chick" in 1995:

                                                                                            The Controverted Name

                                                                                                The Final Warning

                                                                                                HISTORY REPEATS

                                   In 1606, many Pilgrims were driven out of England because they illegally separated from the Church of England. Many were betrayed or lost
                                   personal property and dignity. Others were imprisoned, forcibly separated from their families, or driven into exile in Holland. (7 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                   In the 1630's, the Puritans were persecuted for their efforts to reform and purify the Church of England from within. Unauthorized assemblies
                                   for religious worship were prohibited under penalty of imprisonment, exile, torture and death.

                                   Quakers were also persecuted in England because of their refusal to conform to the Church of England. They believed each person could
                                   experience God directly, without benefit of church building, clergy or liturgy. Thus, these Quakers were burdened with excessive taxes and
                                   charged with blasphemy, disturbing the peace, disorderly behavior, and contempt of court. Many were sentenced to a whipping. Their goods
                                   and property were confiscated, and some meeting houses were destroyed. By 1680, 10,000 Quakers had been imprisoned in England, and 243
                                   had died of torture and mistreatment in the King's jails.

                                   In 1685, the Huguenots (Protestants living in Roman Catholic France) were denied their free exercise of religion. Their options were death,
                                   imprisonment, or emigration.

                                   The plain, moral lives of the Swiss Brethren, nicknamed Anabaptists, attracted many converts from the state church in Germany. However,
                                   around 1700, they were persecuted when they insisted that only believers should be baptized.

                                   October 31, 1731 (on the 214th Anniversary of Martin Luther's Reformation) a Roman Catholic Archbishop in Salzburg, Austria, demanded
                                   that all Protestants recant their non-Catholic beliefs or be banished. All Protestant Bibles, books and hymnals were burned. Over 21,475
                                   Protestants were forced into exile. Many fled through snowstorms and icy winds. Their money was soon spent to pay for excessive taxes,
                                   tolls, and protection by soldiers from robbers. Despite this adversity, they sang inspirational hymns: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" and
                                   "Now Thank We All Our God."

                                   By establishing a rich heritage of religious freedom, America became a refuge from religious persecution for thousands of these Pilgrims,
                                   Puritans, Quakers, Huguenots, Anabaptists, and Protestants from Salzburg. In 1620, Pilgrims came to America on the Mayflower. In the
                                   1630's, as many as 20,000 Puritans immigrated to New England. Quakers and Anabaptists escaped to Pennsylvania. By 1685 as many as
                                   8,000 Quakers had come to William Penn's haven for religious tolerance. In the hundred years before 1725, about 5,000-7,000 Huguenot
                                   religious refugees came to New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina.

                                   On January 19, 1734, 78 Salzburg exiles sailed for Georgia. Upon their arrival, they named their new home Ebenezer (stone of help or
                                   monument to God's protection) according to the sermon they had just heard from I Samuel 7:12.

                                   The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of religion to all those who live in this country. Yet despite our
                                   reputation, rich heritage, and the guarantees of the Constitution, many American Christians are today being denied freedom of religion.

                                                                                            Quoted from: The Legal Alert
                                                                                             David C. Gibbs, Jr., Attorney

                                   Seventh-day Adventists have long predicted the repeat of history with respect to religious intolerance, even in this "haven of religious liberty"
                                   -- the United States of America. With "worldly policy" governing the actions and reactions of "the church" of today, we see on the horizon --
                                   a "civilized inquisition" unfolding. The "overwhelming surprise" comes as this "inquisition" now originates with the Seventh-day Adventist
                                   Church itself. (8 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                                     The Seventh-day Adventist Church's Published Position
                                                                                            on the
                                                                               Name SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

                                                                     Seventh-day Adventist Church's Trademark Registration Certificate

                                                                          Attorney Carson talks about why...trademark protection

                                                        What is God's and What is Caesar's involving "Intellectual Property"?
                                                               Published in the Journal of Technology Law and Policy

                                                              What does "CHURCH" have to do with "BUSINESS SERVICES"?

                                                                                     Click on Image to Hear Real Audio Program

                                   Seventh-day Adventist Church Trademark Guidelines

                                   Seventh-day Adventist Church Trademark Policy Amended 2003
                                   Nearly 300 pastors, lay members, educators, and administrators gathered at the Adventist world headquarters for the 2003 Annual Council,
                                   October 10-15. . . .

                                   The committee heard reports, voted new policy items, and approved the church's 2004 world budget. Among the items voted were new
                                   statements on labor unions and church trademarks. . . .

                                                                                       Adventist Review, November 2003, p. 43 (9 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                  TRADEMARK NEWS from 2003

                                  Canadian SDA Ministry Under Fire from the Conference

                                  Listen to Part One of a Telephone Conversation Regarding This Conflict

                                  Listen to Part Two of a Telephone Conversation Regarding This Conflict

                                  Religious Liberty Restricted in Zambia

                                  Letter Dated June 28, 2000

                                                                        ADVENTIST "MARK" SURVEY

                                                               How to "overcome the beast and his image"

                                                   SDA Church Used Tithes to Finance Trademark Lawsuits!
                                                                    What Can You Do? (10 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                         Words of Inspiration from a Founder of Seventh Day Adventism
                                     "The framers of the Constitution recognized the eternal principle that man's relation with his God is above human legislation, and his
                                  rights of conscience inalienable. Reasoning was not necessary to establish this truth; we are conscious of it in our own bosoms. It is this
                                  consciousness which, in defiance of human laws, has sustained so many martyrs in tortures and flames. They felt that their duty to God was
                                  superior to human enactments, and that man could exercise no authority over their consciences. It is an inborn principle which nothing can
                                  eradicate." Congressional documents (U.S.A.), serial No. 200,document No. 271. Quoted in The Great Controversy, pp. 295-96.

                                    "To protect liberty of conscience is the duty of the state, and this is the limit of its authority in matters of religion. Every secular
                                  government that attempts to regulate or enforce religious observances by civil authority is sacrificing the very principle for which the
                                  evangelical Christian so nobly struggled." The Great Controversy, page 201.

                                     "Let the principle once be established in the United States that the church may employ or control the power of the state; that religious
                                  observances may be enforced by secular laws; in short, that the authority of church and state is to dominate the conscience, and the triumph
                                  of Rome in this country is assured."The Great Controversy, page 581.

                                     "In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of
                                  the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends. "The Great Controversy, page443.

                                                                    ARCHIVED INFORMATION AND LINKS

                                                                         Is Barabbas Released (the second time)?
                                                                  (Unofficial Report from Eternal Gospel Church Representative)
                                                                       (Official Report from the Adventist News Network)
                                                                      ("Official Perez Report" from LandMarks Magazine)

                                                               Response to the "Leading Brethren" from an SDA Layperson

                                                                        A Message for the Eternal Gospel Church
                                                                     Judge James Lawrence King's SDA Trademark Decision

                                                                                  Initial Associated Press News:
                                                                                GCC vs. Eternal Gospel SDA Church (12 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                               Official Report: March 16, 2000 from Adventist News Network

                                                                       March, 2000 SDA Trademark Trial Summary

                                                               Judge King's Decision: As posted by Adventist News Network (13 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                                                    THE PALM BEACH POST
                                                                                     Saturday, April 29, 2000

                                                                    Pictures from the March, 2000 SDA Trademark Trial

                                                               Demand Letter from Attorney Tew to Pastor Perez: June 20, 2006

                                                                      Contending for the Faith-- A Spectator's Summary

                                                                  Email to President Clinton RE: SDA Trademark Decision

                                                                                  The Road to the Inquisition

                                                                                Elder Floyd A. Hunt's Letter
                                                                    Regarding the General Conference Trademark Policy

                                                                                     West Palm Beach, Florida

                                                                                Official Report: November 15, 1999

                                                                                   Official Report: May 20, 1999

                                                                               Unofficial Report: December 13, 1998

                                                                             January 15, 1999: A Defense Fund Appeal

                                                                        SDA Pastor Jim Cox admits (though not "meaning" to)
                                                                           "the true church" will NOT "finish the work" (14 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                               Check the Eternal Gospel Church web site for latest updates.

                                                                               Following are the files we have to post at this time:

                                                                           Eternal Gospel SDA Church Legal Files (scanned)
                                                                        First Letter to Pastor Perez from the General Conference
                                                                          Pastor Perez Responds to General Conference Letter
                                                                       Second Letter to Pastor Perez from the General Conference
                                                                    Demand Letter to Pastor Perez from General Conference Attorneys

                                                                       GC to Enter Trademark Case in New York
                                       The General Conference has authorized its attorneys to file a trademark infringement lawsuit against an independent New York
                                  congregation for that body's improper use of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's name.
                                       The unincorporated body separated from the Immanuel [Emmanuel] Seventh-day Adventist Church in Brooklyn [the Bronx], New York,
                                  and goes by the name Emanuel Seventh-day [Seventh Day] Adventist Church. This group has asserted claims against tithes and offerings
                                  belonging to the established Adventist Church that is recognized by the Greater New York Conference. The claims were subsequently
                                  brought to civil court.
                                       The GC became involved because of the independent body's continued use of the former church's name, though the group uses a slightly
                                  different spelling. GC officials are concerned about the integrity of the Seventh-day Adventist name and wants to prevent confusion with its
                                  unauthorized use. The Greater New York Conference made unsuccessful attempts to clear the matter.

                                                                              Adventist Review, Newsbreak, January1998, page 22

                                                                               [Brackets of correction supplied by web publisher.]

                                                               Pastor Chick's findings on this case when he traveled to New York City

                                                                        LINKS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

                                                                              Can this SDA Church ever become "the hated sect"? (15 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                                        See story: Adventist Review, June 30, 2000, page 28

                                                                                         "The Mark"

                                                                          "666" = "The Number of Mankind"

                                                               Roman Catholic Church and SDA Church Compromise

                                                                EDUCATIONAL STUDY LINKS

                                                                                      The Binary Angel
                                                                   "Crucified Afresh"-- Position Paper of the CSDA Church
                                                                            Examination of the Christian Churches
                                                                      Why the SDA Church was NOT "Babylon" in 1893
                                                                Ellen G. White, Seventh-day Adventist Prophetess, Protests...
                                                                             They Were the Bravest Americans...
                                                                                  A Parable of Two Women
                                                                                  Parable of the Wolf's Tale
                                                                                  The Persecution Principle
                                                                                 Persuasion VS. Compulsion
                                                                              The Province of Civil Government
                                                                                   The Spirit of the Papacy
                                                                Open Letter to Our Seventh-day Adventist Family and Friends
                                                               Creation 7th Day Adventist Miscellaneous Correspondence Index (16 of 17)5/31/2008 10:00:16 AM
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                                                               Letter from Pastor "Chick" to General Conference SDA Communications Department
                                                                                    The Mark of the Beast and the Seal of God
                                                                                The World's Mark of Approval for the SDA Church
                                                                                   The 1896 International Sabbath School Lesson
                                                                                                  The Hated Sect
                                                                                              What is Protestantism?
                                                                                                The True Protestant
                                                                                               The Wine of Babylon
                                                                                                 Babylon is Fallen
                                                                                             Corporate Accountability
                                                                                               The Creation 7th Day
                                                                                         The Ideal Church and Ideal State
                                                                                           1988 Hawaii TrademarkCase
                                                                                     Adventist Church Wins Trademark Case
                                                                                        Adventist Church Wins in Vanuatu
                                                                                              Appeals Court Ruling
                                                                             General Conference SDA: Walter Carson Demand Letter
                                                                                              SDA Trademark Wars
                                                                                    Swiss Court Restricts Use of Church Name
                                                                                              The Trademark Name
                                                                                             The Controverted Name
                                                                                              The Last Church Name
                                                                                            The Sabbath Rest Principle
                                                                                                The Final Warning

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