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February 11, 1997

Walter E. Carson
Office of General Counsel
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Dear Officer Carson,

I was pleased to receive such a prompt response to my letter dated January 30th. Having read your February 4 letter very carefully, and having prayed for wisdom from our Heavenly Father (and received it as per James 1:5), I am prepared to respond to your every question. By the way, all of your questions can be answered also by visiting the web sites listed at

While I respect your religious liberty to believe, worship, and propagate your religion as you freely choose, I regard your religion, and consequently your church, to be Christian in name only. W. W. Prescott writes the following:

Carnal weapons cannot be used to any advantage in a spiritual warfare. When Peter cut off the ear of the high priest's servant, Christ rebuked him and healed the wound. When a church in alliance with the state employs the secular power to enforce its doctrines by punishing heretics, it repudiates the essential idea of Christianity. The Protestant Magazine, Nov. 1915, p. 517.

This fact may shock you, but allow me to explain. Competition is the invention of Satan. He instigated competitive strife in seeking to usurp both the authority and position of the Son of God. What was God's response to this competitive spirit? Did he forbid Satan to propagate his religion? No! And when Satan saw that he must employ God's name to succeed, did God invoke some higher law and forbid Satan to operate under his crafty deception? Well enough-- do we take a prerogative that God, Himself, would not exercise? "By their fruits you... know them."

Specifically, the concept of trademarks is based on competition. You agree in principle in your lawsuit with SDA Kinship. In Judge Pfaelzer's "Opinion" (filed Oct. 7, 1991), page 2, we read:

Plaintiff [General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists] also states claims for false designation or origin under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. {Sec} 1125 (1988), and for trademark infringement, unfair competition, trademark dilution, and false advertising under California statutory and common law. [emphasis supplied.]

In the "Discussion" on page 8 ff., Judge Pfaelzer continues about "unfair competition" in this manner:

As one court observed, the law of unfair competition has developed primarily in commercial settings, and its language is ill-suited for application to religious institutions.... While some courts have questioned whether courts should be resolving such disputes at all, it now appears to be fairly well established that religious institutions are entitled to the protection of trademark and unfair competition laws to the same extent as commercial enterprises. [emphasis supplied.]

When "unfair competition" is a plea in any contest, obviously, the plea is a Satanic one. With "carnal weapons" the Church of Christ will have no part (2 Cor. 10:4). "To lean upon the arm of the law is a disgrace to Christians ..." (Ms. 128, 1903).

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear . . ." (1 John 4:18a). God's "perfect love" for Lucifer prevented Him from fearing anything that Satan might do. Jehovah did not compete with Satan in the carnal sense. The Heavenly Father exhibited "perfect love" in the sacrifice of "His only begotten Son," knowing that all, who have the desire to love and be loved perfectly, would respond to Him and turn from Satan.

Now we find ourselves again on Mount Carmel. You say you are a Christian and purport to "protect the integrity of the church's good name," albeit with "carnal weapons." I say I am a Christian, and claim to be living the very life of Christ, exalting His good name. The Historic SDA's claim to be Christians and say they are practicing a faith that more nearly represents "the faith once delivered to the saints." The SDA Reform Movement makes similar claims, etc. Ultimately, God shall discriminate the true from the false, just as He did on Mount Carmel. And that day is not too far distant-- we shall live to witness the Divine decision.

Yes sir, you have rightly called us "Creation 7th Day Adventists." We observe the "Creation 7th Day," i.e., the first Sabbath given to man before sin entered this planet. We are preparing a people to stand in the final judgment, being fitted for translation, at the soon "second advent" of Jesus Christ. We look forward with eager expectation to the appearing of our Elder Brother. We are not an "off-shoot;" we are "the remnant church" of Revelation 12:17 and 14:1-12. We are the movement represented by the mighty angel of Revelation 18. We are the voice of God in the earth. "We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error"
(1 John 4:6). Jesus said, "He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me" (Matt. 10:40). We are The Creation 7th Day Adventist Church which took up "the banner of truth and religious liberty" (6T:402), which the General Conference Seventh-day Adventist Church surrendered in marrying the world in 1981-- closing her probation in 1988. We love you and all of our brothers and sisters around the world perfectly. We dare not compete with anyone and dare not allow the sins of Babylon to go unnoticed. When any person agrees perfectly with us they are our members, just as the Father and the Son are "members inseparable." Those who know who they are will never countenance a need to protect self or attempt to control another. The secure ones walk and rest in perfect peace. This is indicative of "The Sabbath Rest Principle," symbolized by The Creation 7th Day. Notice God's Word--

The remnant of Israel will do no wrong and tell no lies, nor will a deceitful tongue be found in their mouths; for they shall feed and lie down with no one to make them tremble. Zephaniah 3:13. These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb. And no lie was found in their mouth; they are blameless. Revelation 14:4, 5.

Yes sir, we loved perfectly David Koresh. Neither he, nor his message, had any power over us. We knew him by his voice-- "the voice of a stranger" (see John 10:5). This is how we knew you, dear counsellor, by your voice-- "the voice of a dragon." In your line of questioning me (letter dated Feb. 4) I recognized "the wolf in sheep's clothing." Now I fear that your day of grace is fast closing, and that you must "make haste" to repent of your wicked course. Remember that "the wine of Babylon" is extremely deceptive and effective. Once you are drunken by it, you must "Come out from their midst and be separate" before "[YAH] will welcome you" (2 Cor. 6:17, 18).

In this, my second plea to you, I have begun a Biblical exposition at your request. If you so desire, I shall complete it upon your further request. Feeling a sense of grief in your behalf, I continue seeking to save your soul, and remain

Your Devoted Servant,

Walter "Chick" McGill
Pastor, The Creation 7th Day Adventist Church

P. S. I have judged our present controversy a public matter based on your representing "the Church's efforts to protect the integrity of its good name," and your statement, ". . . my efforts on behalf of all members of the Seventh- day Adventist Church: the integrity of their Church's name." Should you see it differently and request that I cease publishing our correspondence, please inform me, and I shall consider your wishes in my final decision.

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