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What follows below is Gailon Arthur Joy's reply to Danny Shelton's email of October 8, 2006. Below that will be Danny's reply to Gailon, and then below that will be Gailon's reply to Danny.

We post this historical exchange in response to Plaintiff 3ABN's Request for Production of Documents and Things to Defendant Pickle.

"I Have a Great Concern That We Have Found an Achan in the Camp"

In this reply dated October 12, 2006, Gailon Joy informs Danny Shelton of exactly what will happen if Danny follows through on his threat to sue. Now, on September 14, 2007, with no hint of the Plaintiffs backing down, Gailon Joy prepares to stay true to his word.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  G. Arthur Joy
To:  [Danny Shelton]
CC:  Walt Thompson
Subject:  Re: The Battle for Truth!!!
Date:  Thu, 12 Oct 2006 04:31:41 +0000

Thank you for your lengthy communication below And I will take some time to strip it paragraph by paragraph and give it studied response, including a review of statements already made.

Frankly, I have investigated statements you have made in the past and found them factually challenged. I will put these new statements to the truth test as well and happily disclose my finding. Therefore, your assertions require absolute proof or they are nakedly empty!!!

I will reiterate my prior position, I will not be the first to file an action in a civil jurisdiction, but I will fail not to respond AGGRESSIVELY and enter my appearance Pro Se with Co-Counsel (an atty I am currently doing Consulting with is a member of the Illinois Bar). I will Conduct my own discovery, including propounding interrogatories, noticing depositions, issuing subpoena duces teacum, requesting admission as vigorously as necessary to uncover the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Miller commented that I would need to be prepared to spend a lot of time in Southern Illinois and my response was: "I am prepared to spend whatever time is necessary to uncover the truth."

It is my conclusion that you have frequently made libelous, slanderous and coldly calculated false statements designed to impugn the character of many and/or have called upon others to conduct your work of devilish and vindictive purpose. I have also concluded that men of such infamy are not "anointed of the Lord" and are not called to fulfill the Lord's purposes, but serve only their own purposes. We shall have to let the Lord determine what He will reveal!!! So far the revelations have been incredulous and of a "most startling nature."

By the way, this case is not a Matthew 18 case ... I believe it is best described in 1 Timothy 6:20 "Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest may also fear."

The issues that are being addressed are best dealt with in the same manner as Achan was dealt with as found in Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 45, pages 494-497, a must read for all of us in this present age if we are to take the Promised Land:

The answer from Jehovah was, "Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath . . . transgressed My covenant which I commanded them." It was a time for prompt and decided action, and not for despair and lamentation. There was secret sin in the camp, and it must be searched out and put away before the presence and blessing of the Lord could be with His people. "Neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you." God's command had been disregarded by one of those appointed to execute His judgments. And the nation was held accountable for the guilt of the transgressor: "They have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also." Instruction was given to Joshua for the discovery and punishment of the criminal. The lot was to be employed for the detection of the guilty. The sinner was not directly pointed out, the matter being left in doubt for a time, that the people might

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feel their responsibility for the sins existing among them, and thus be led to searching of heart and humiliation before God.

Early in the morning, Joshua gathered the people together by their tribes, and the solemn and impressive ceremony began. Step by step the investigation went on. Closer and still closer came the fearful test. First the tribe, then the family, then the household, then the man was taken, and Achan the son of Carmi, of the tribe of Judah, was pointed out by the finger of God as the troubler of Israel.


Sentence was pronounced and immediately executed. "Why hast thou troubled us?" said Joshua, "the Lord shall trouble thee this day." As the people had been held responsible for Achan's sin, and had suffered from its consequences, they were, through their representatives, to take part in its punishment. "All Israel stoned him with stones."


The deadly sin that led to Achan's ruin had its root in covetousness, of all sins one of the most common and the most lightly regarded. While other offenses meet with detection and punishment, how rarely does the violation of the tenth commandment so much as call forth censure. The enormity of this sin, and its terrible results, are the lessons of Achan's history.

Covetousness is an evil of gradual development. Achan had cherished greed of gain until it became a habit, binding him in fetters well-nigh impossible to break. While fostering this evil, he would have been filled with horror at the thought of bringing disaster upon Israel; but his perceptions were deadened by sin, and when temptation came, he fell an easy prey.

Are not similar sins still committed, in the face of warnings as solemn and explicit? We are as directly forbidden to indulge covetousness as was Achan to appropriate the spoils of Jericho. God has declared it to be idolatry. We are warned, "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." Matthew 6:24. "Take heed, and beware of covetousness." Luke 12:15. "Let it not be once named among you." Ephesians 5:3. We have before us the fearful doom of Achan, of Judas, of Ananias and Sapphira. Back of all these we have that of Lucifer, the "son of the morning," who, coveting

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a higher state, forfeited forever the brightness and bliss of heaven. And yet, notwithstanding all these warnings, covetousness abounds.

Everywhere its slimy track is seen. It creates discontent and dissension in families; it excites envy and hatred in the poor against the rich; it prompts the grinding oppression of the rich toward the poor. And this evil exists not in the world alone, but in the church. How common even here to find selfishness, avarice, overreaching, neglect of charities, and robbery of God "in tithes and offerings." Among church members "in good and regular standing" there are, alas! many Achans. Many a man comes statedly to church, and sits at the table of the Lord, while among his possessions are hidden unlawful gains, the things that God has cursed. For a goodly Babylonish garment, multitudes sacrifice the approval of conscience and their hope of heaven. Multitudes barter their integrity, and their capabilities for usefulness, for a bag of silver shekels. The cries of the suffering poor are unheeded; the gospel light is hindered in its course; the scorn of worldlings is kindled by practices that give the lie to the Christian profession; and yet the covetous professor continues to heap up treasures. "Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed Me" (Malachi 3:8), saith the Lord.

Achan's sin brought disaster upon the whole nation. For one man's sin the displeasure of God will rest upon His church till the transgression is searched out and put away. The influence most to be feared by the church is not that of open opposers, infidels, and blasphemers, but of inconsistent professors of Christ. These are the ones that keep back the blessing of the God of Israel and bring weakness upon His people.

When the church is in difficulty, when coldness and spiritual declension exist, giving occasion for the enemies of God to triumph, then, instead of folding their hands and lamenting their unhappy state, let its members inquire if there is not an Achan in the camp. With humiliation and searching of heart, let each seek to discover the hidden sins that shut out God's presence.

I have a great concern that we have found an Achan in the camp and must ask, how must we proceed? What will the Lord desire us to do to meet this head-on? Will Ecclesiastical Authority be up to the great task ahead? Just how do we warn the "stock-holders in the pews"?

But then, I am assured that the Lord God of Israel is all powerful and is a "Lamp unto my feet." "Yeah, though I walk through the valley and the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil..."

Let me reiterate, there is no ecclesiastical authority that could abrogate the Word of God and grant YOU authority to divorce and to remarry in blind ignorance to the commandments of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, when there is no "proof" of an adulterous affair. And that makes YOU, the self-exalted leader of the most public ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist church an open ADULTERER!!! The Lord has no choice but to caste you aside!!! And His Will Be done!!! In the name of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, It will be most certainly DONE!!!

It is not our purpose to "exonerate Linda" but rather to determine if there is a factual basis for your claims and the claims of others. Your opinion and the opinion of others is irrelevant. The Bible is our Foundation of Faith and the truth is what matters!!! Let the Truth be known.

Again, I thank you for your communication and sooner or later you will have to show your hand ... for what it is worth ... I would not bet the house if I were you as it is substantially short or you would have already made it available for public consumption. Your ego and vindictive personality would have allowed none other!!!

I once again am compelled to call upon you to make a decided choice to face the honest truth, to confess all and to ask forgiveness with those you have dishonored, slandered, libeled and impugned, that you may return to full communion with the Spirit of the Lord. This would be God's greatest purpose for you, the Televangelist. What a great experience it would be, a cathartic experience and what leadership it would demonstrate before the Remnant and before the Lord our God. What a spirit of revival and reformation it would invoke, and perhaps, just perhaps, we could seriously begin the "Preparation for the Final Conflict."

We will all pray for you and with you that the Spirit may be manifest in all that you do.

Until my more specific response, I remain,

Yours in the Blessed Hope;

Gailon Arthur Joy

"We Are Not As Good of Liars As the Other Side"

Yes, Danny Shelton really did write, "We are not as good of liars." Consider the implications of such a statement.

-------- Original Message --------
From:  Danny Shelton
To:  G. Arthur Joy
Subject:  Re: The Battle for Truth!!!
Date:  Fri, 13 Oct 2006 07:04:12 -0500


We will let unbiased well respected church leaders decide what they believe to be truth based on evidence. In your personal self appointed court, I nor my board, nor anyone who defends me would have a chance to get a fair hearing as we are not as good of liars as the other side. You have fallen for half truths and pure lies. Your reporting is about as accurate as the National Enquirer reporters.

You are wrong because you are not in the league of those you are supporting. They have been willing to give you lies. We have not been willing to give you evidence because you are not the one that needs to know about Linda or anyone else's sins as you have stated that you are only to happy to print them. Trouble is, you've been mis lead. I will assure you when both sides have given their testimonies and evidence to church leaders that there will be no doubt in their minds as to who is telling the truth. They will not be emotionally caught up in the situation or see themselves as leading a pack of wolves as you do. This pride will be your downfall to any credibility you pride yourself with, as far as reporting is concerned.

"I Implore You to Seriously Consider Confession, Contrition and to Ask Your Many Victims Forgiveness"

-------- Original Message --------
From:  G. Arthur Joy
To:  [Danny Shelton]
Subject:  Re: The Battle for Truth!!!
Date:  Fri, 13 Oct 2006 18:09:21 +0000>

Thank you again for your input. However, we are rechecking all the names you referenced in your allegations in the absurd letter of October 8, 2006 and so far, you are once again demonstrating that you are factually challenged at every turn. I plead with you to turn away from your unsanctified attacks and to turn instead to the sanctified life that the Lord would have you live. Your confessions and contrite spirit and asking forgiveness would go so far toward making the future for God's Church and 3ABN so bright... but the future of 3ABN is in YOUR hands!!! God's Church is assured continuity right into the promised land, with or without 3ABN.

We are preparing a paragraph by paragraph response and already have responses from both Derrell and Linda denying your slanderous, now libelous, defamation of character statements. We also have statements from Arild and Johann and are working on statements from the many others you claim are witnesses for Danny Shelton and family.

Frankly, your allegations are so outrageous that many GOOD CONSERVATIVE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTISTS are now recommending that the injured parties file defamation claims against you and your board that you claim has so much evidence. Ironically, your board privately admits they have simply taken your word and have never seen nor heard any real proof that there was an adulterous affair. Wake up and realize there was no adulterous affair!!!

The fact is that TIME and the LAW are working against you!!! MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSON is not afar off!!!

Yes, Danny the handwriting will soon be on the wall. You can count the days and the hours that the Lord's judgements will befall you. You cannot hide from the Divine Intervention. Nor can you hide from the truth!!! The best defense to slander, libel and defamation is the truth!!! The truth is: there was no adulterous affair and you have no biblical basis for divorce!!! That is the truth!!!

I also intend to make certain that every church leader gets the alternative version and I am convinced that you will find yourself defenseless. As all the truth is laid out and fair minded men, even without the warming affect of the Holy Spirit, consider the facts from both sides, Danny will be found wanton. In fact, I predict they will find you worthy of the same fate as Achan!!!

Derrell is correct, you can fool all the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never fool all the people all the time. The truth will slowly but certainly convince a sufficient number that you are living in adultery and that you have slandered, libelled and defamed yourself into such an irretrievable corner that you and all that you represent must be cast out of the camp!!!

Again, I implore you to seriously consider confession, contrition and to ask your many victims forgiveness ... it will go far to return unity and public confidence in the leadership of 3ABN.

I wish you a happy Sabbath as you ponder your options.

Yours in the Blessed Hope

Gailon Arthur Joy

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