Swiss Court Restricts
Use of Church Name
"None may trade in religious goods and services without the mark of approval from the world's great men." (paraphrase of Rev. 13:17)
The Waco Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventist tragedy
and the Randy Weaver atrocity bare witness to the fact.
A Swiss court has prohibited two former Adventists from using "Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Remnant," "Lay Members of the Remnant of the Seventh-day Adventist Church," or "Free Church of Seventh-day Adventists" in publications and meetings.
The court said those uses violate Swiss trademark laws by usurping the name of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and producing confusion in the minds of unbiased third parties, reports General Conference president Robert S. Folkenberg.
"There will be more and still more external parade by worldly powers. Under different symbols, God presented to John the wicked character and seductive influence of those who have been distinguished for their persecution of His people. The eighteenth chapter of Revelation speaks of mystic Babylon, fallen from her high estate to become a persecuting power. Those who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus are the object of the wrath of this power."
[Rev. 18:1-8 quoted] (MS 135, 1902).