"Keeping the Commandments of God and the Faith of Jesus"
"YAH is Our Righteousness"

History Repeats

      "Romanists have persisted in bringing against Protestants the charge of heresy and willful separation from the true church. But these accusations apply rather to themselves. They are the ones who laid down the banner of Christ and departed from 'the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.' Jude 3."
The Great Controversy, page 51.

      "It is not the true church that makes war with those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."

Signs of the Times, April 22, 1889, by Ellen G. White.

      "When brethren manifest the spirit of the dragon, to make war upon those who believe that God has communicated light and comfort to them through the Testimonies, it is time for the brethren and sisters to assert their liberty and perfect freedom of conscience."

Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, pp. 245-246.

      Our Church was organized in the fall of 1991 after several members and former members of the General Conference Seventh-day Adventist Church discovered that the General Conference Corporation continued to seek federal protection of their registered trademark/service mark SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST. These devoted Adventists protested the employment of the "strong arm" of the state by the church to persecute Sabbath-keepers, and also condemned the prosecution of any SDA trademark violators by the church in U.S. civil courts. 1987 saw the General Conference prosecute the little 11-member Kona Community Seventh-day Adventist Congregational Church in Kona,Hawaii for trademark name infringement. Four years later, Judge Harold M. Fong of the Federal District Court in Honolulu, signed a judgment in favor of the General Conference Corporation and against Pastor John R. Marik and his small congregational church in Kona. This judgment enjoined Marik and the members of the congregational SDA church from using the General Conference Church's trademarks, "Seventh-day Adventist" or "SDA" in the name of their organization. This action amounted to religious persecution of Sabbath-keepers and the restriction of liberty of conscience by an unholy church-state union. The students of prophecy, who formed The Creation 7th Day Adventist Church, understood the "religious liberty angel" of Revelation 18:1-4 to be calling them out of association with this persecuting power (a three-fold union of church, state, and commerce, {see verse 3}, i.e., the SDA Conference Church joined with the U.S. Government in owning a "religio-commercial" trademark church name, protected by secular law). Please read the instruction of Jesus to His disciples when His name was being used by "out-siders" in Mark 9:38-40 (also found in Luke 9:49, 50). Members of a Seventh-day Adventist Church would surely agree with a co-founder of the church, Ellen G. White, who wrote, "When church members have this knowledge [1 Cor. 6:1-9], their practice will be of a character to recommend their faith. By a well-ordered life, and godly conversation, they will reveal Christ. There will be no lawsuits between neighbors or brothers." (Letter 301, 1905).

A church which structures herself after the order of the Papacy, advocating, and even employing, the strong arm of civil power to further her designs, cannot be blessed of God for preparing a people to stand "without fault before the throne of God" (Rev. 14:5). YAH's Word calls out from the fallen organization those faithful souls who will obey the gospel of Christ, keeping "the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus" (Rev. 14:12). These saints are the ones who respond to "the loud cry" which they join to herald as follows:

"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Revelation 18:1-4.

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