1962 — Resolution Dissolving Davidian Church





WHEREAS, within recent months there has developed among the present members of the General Association of Davidian Seventh-Day Adventists, Mt. Carmel Center, Waco, Texas, an Association constituting a church, herein sometimes referred to as an Association, a diversity of viewpoints on fundamental issues, for example, whether the Bible or the Shepherd’s Rod writings should be the final authority on matters of belief and doctrine; and as a further example, a diversity of viewpoints exists as to what constitutes the present purposes of the said Association; and

WHERAS, said Association cannot effectively, fairly and properly continue its work under the circumstances and while being constantly beset by such serious evidence of dis-unity among its present members; and


WHERAS, the rights and interests of the said present members in the assets of the said Association should be established and preserved and distributed in equitable manner:


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that said General Association of Davidian Seventh-day Adventists be, and the same is hereby, dissolved, and shall henceforth cease to exist, and that the assets of the said association be liquidated and distributed to the members of the said Association as herein named and set forth and upon the terms and conditions and in the manner herein set forth; and in order to properly consummate such liquidation and distribution of net assets as aforesaid:


RESOLVED, that Tom Street of Waco, McLennan County, Texas, an Attorney at Law, who has represented said Association for a period of approximately twenty five years, and who is familiar with the practices, procedures and properties of said association, be, and he is hereby appointed Trustee for the purpose of consummating liquidation and distribution as aforesaid, and that the relation existing between the ….

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[Signed] V. V. Smith — Session Chairman

[Signed] Margaret Baker — Session Secretary

[Signed] M. W. Wolfe — Executive Council Member

[Signed] M. W. Wolfe — Executive Council Member

[Signed] Mary Alen — Executive Council Member

[Signed] Tom Street — Trustee

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF OFFICE this the 11th day of March, A.D. 1962.

[Signed] Notary Public, McLennan County, Texas

Filed for Record on the 14th day of March A.D 1962 at 4: 40 PM

Duly Recorded on the 15th day of March A.D. 1962 at 9:10 AM.