Walter McGill and the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Hoax Website
Hello Readers and Believers,
I have often searched for Internet websites related to my CSDA Church and my personal name. To my surprise some years ago, I came across the disheartening website entitled, "Walter McGill and the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church Hoax."
I find it unfortunate that this website is popular enough to come up on Google for almost any key word search relating to me or my Church. It does speak to the giftedness of the author, Eugene Shubert. And, if he were to be motivated by a spirit of holiness to cleanse unrighteousness, it would be a fine effort to warn the world of a false prophet.
However, in the present case, my old friend, Eugene Shubert, is motivated by a spirit of jealousy and revenge. Let me share with you the history.
I was doing evangelism in Kansas in the early 1990s. The Creation Seventh Day Adventists were gaining some popularity and notoriety. Our web presence was wonderful; for our key words, we usually ranked in the top ten hits, and that, with several websites. For a significant duration, we ranked higher than the infamous General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists' websites. By this time, we had three confirmed congregations and an association of Creation 7th Day Adventists.
One evening, I received a call from Texas. It was the man, Eugene Shubert, whom I did not know, and he wasted no time sharing with me his agenda. He was obviously self-important, thinking he had some special calling from the God of Heaven. He spent the bulk of our phone conversation lamenting his many negative encounters with the leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and bragging about how he handled some of the legal aspects.
He was trying to convince me that, while we might be correct in defying the authority of the SDA leaders of the church, we were wrong in separating ourselves from the "established SDA Church." He insisted on sending me his theological writings on various subjects of his interest. He prided himself regarding his written works and knowledge. It was apparent that he saw himself as some sort of significant theologian.
I gave him my mailing address, and he sent me his large envelop of his many writings and various subjects pertaining to Adventism. I looked over the pages supplied after receiving them and discovered nothing of particular inspiration or interest to me.
Perhaps Eugene was offended that I did not respond to his important articles, for I recall that he contacted me later asking why I did not give him some feedback. I told him I did not see or read anything within the package of value to me.
Now, I am not saying that Mr. Shubert is not gifted. I think he has some fine writing skills, and his gift for debate is dangerously keen. What offends me most is his seemingly vengeful spirit and determination to defame anyone who is successful in their work while not recognizing his high calling. It is my understanding that he professes to be the "modern William Miller." I cannot accept that claim anymore than he can receive me as the fulfillment of Elijah's coming.
Fortunately, whatever vendetta that Eugene has been pursuing against me has been fairly unsuccessful, as most intelligent persons exposed to the materials can readily discern the spirit actuating his statements and efforts. He endeavored for several months to have the Creation Seventh Day Adventist Church entry at Wikipedia deleted, but failed after his bitter spirit was detected.
As for the information on the website he authors, some of it is true. I am not interested to take point by point and rebut his false notions at this time or in this space. However, if you read something there and would like an explanation from me, please feel free to post me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be pleased to give my honest response(s).
Thank you for taking time to read my thoughts here. I trust that you will become (if you are not presently) a "truth-seeker." "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free."
Pastor "Chick" McGill
Comments sent to Eugene Shubert:
1) December 15, 2006I have to say, Eugene, I looked over that web page you made and to be honest it's not very impressive. Can't you address the theological position of the CSDAs?
It looks more like a vicious attack than a scholarly review.
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers." Ephesians 4:29 Sunrunner
2) July 20, 2009When I was in Tennessee I went to the CSDA church to see what it was like and I was very blessed. The people there were some of the most loving, generous people I have ever met. I met a mother who had two kids enrolled as homeschoolers. They used the curriculum provided by the academy. There is also another young man (who is often online) who has been in constant training at the academy up until recently. I was there during a camp-meeting, during which, I met several people from Canada and elsewhere. I think they are a legitimate church. Kimberly