David Mould’s Schemes Unmasked

by sighandcry on June 13, 2010


“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”–Romans 8:35-37

You have a right to know the facts of the matter

As the true Shepherd’s Rod message teaches to love, respect, and render double honor to the anointed men of God (i.e. pastors, brethren of experience, etc.), no matter how they would treat Rod believers in the same way the David of old did towards King Saul, we are reminded that when God is about to do something big in an effort to save His people that the enemy will not “stand idly by.” The sort of false charges and evil surmising’s by David Mould against Davidian Seventh-day Adventists are nothing new under the sun. In fact Bro. Victor Houteff himself was falsely accused in the newspapers as having a part in starting a hotel fire that resulted in the death of an Seventh-day Adventist pastor and six others during his visit with three other brethren to the 1936 General Conference Session in San Francisco California (Symbolic Code, Vol. 2, Nos. 7, 8, pp. 4, 5). It would not be unexpected that things of this sort would be repeated in our day. Let us also not forget the Lord’s promise to all those who stand firm for the truth in the name of Christ Jesus would suffer persecution yet we are given the exceedingly precious promise . . . “lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world.”

We have received several calls, comments, and feedback regarding our prior report involving the April 2010 newsletter from David Mould attacking believers of The Shepherd’s Rod message. It is clear that this is a serious concern for Davidian Seventh-day Adventists who may be subjected to persecution for their religious convictions as a result of prejudice and hatred that Mr. Mould’s unwarranted accusations may provoke in the hearts of our Seventh-day Adventist brethren.

David Mould’s past record as a leader of various independent ministries since the late 1980‘s, the most notable being “Laymen for Religious Liberty Ministries”, has been reported and leaves much concern about the credibility of anything he says. According to a 1994 report from the Pilgrim’s Rest ministry, Mr. Mould been involved in number of scandalous dealings with fellow Seventh-day Adventists which include charges of theft, extortion, mismanagement of donated monies, writing bad checks, and adulterous relationships with coworkers. Particularly troubling is the fact that his project to reprint the Illustrated version of The Great Controversy that contains many dozens of photographs belonging to the Jim Arrabito family has been done in direct violation of copyright laws. His promises to pay royalties to the Arribito estate have never been fulfilled despite the fact that he promoted, printed, and sold many thousands of copies of this book in the past. We recently confirmed with Pat Arrabito, the widow of Mr. Arribito, that Mr. Mould’s current project at www.lrltv.org to advertise and promote this book is being done without permission to use the Arribito photographs.

It is evident that Mr. Mould has used the Seventh-day Adventist name, the classic book of Ellen White, The Great Controversy, the personal property of the Arribito family, and the trust of many thousands of sincere Seventh-day Adventists for his own personal gain.  According to various reports, Mr. Mould could be one of the worst hucksters operating under a pretentious religious garb that have ever menaced the Seventh-day Adventist church. Our concern today is that he seems perfectly capable not only fabricating a false threat about Davidians attacking Seventh-day Adventist pastors, but in provoking or actually carrying out some sort of incident so that he can point the finger at Davidians and say that he warned the church leadership about this alleged threat and they did nothing about it to save the Seventh-day Adventist name from becoming a reproach. By manipulating the media attention to himself as the lone maverick to stand firm to warn the church he would be able to continue to seduce vulnerable Adventists, who are otherwise ignorant of his schemes, into sending more of their support to his ministry. Taking advantage of Adventist’s established fears and prejudice against The Shepherd’s Rod message and those who follow it, would amount to a most cruel hoax indeed.

On the basis of the information and concerns that have been shared with us and some further research into Mr. Mould’s background, we have reason to believe that this man is capable of either initiating or provoking some kind of incident at the General Conference Session in Atlanta and then see to it that Davidians are blamed for it in order to enrich his own cause. The probability of a renegade Davidian in provoking a violent attack on the Seventh-day Adventist ministry is extremely slight at best in view of the fact that there has never been a documented incident of any Davidian causing harm or even threatening the leadership of the Seventh-day Adventist church. On the other hand, there has been a long track record of the church initiating threats and violence against members who exercise their liberty of conscience to study the Shepherd’s Rod message for themselves and practice its reforms (Isaiah 66:5; John 12:42, 43; 16:1, 2; Testimonies to Ministers, p. 47.2, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 74.1; Desire of Ages, p. 232.2).

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”–1 Peter 5:8


{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Benji Stubbs July 18, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I agree that with the kind of mind Mr Moud seems to have he could well be such an individual like those who started the fire in the German House of parliment that brought A. Hitler to power and blamed it on the Jews and communist.
Same thing that happend in OK City bombing and some belive happend on 9/11. Start the thing yourself and point the finger at the enemy.

clyde Muunza July 20, 2010 at 11:40 am

Please his sad news as adventists. Give me more information about Mr. Mould.

SR-admin July 28, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Dear Clyde:

Thank you for your comment. As we come across any more information regarding the activities of Mr. Mould that can be verified, we will post an update.

agape June 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

doesn’t this seem like gossip?!

Its been a long time. WAY over 7 years for sure… should those debts beforgiven by now?

There’s a family behind that name.

Of course we have a right to know that info according to the law of the land.

But God shows the same love to each of us, even the prisoner on death row.

This man, no matter what you think of him, God loves him just as much as you.

The internet is such a powerful tool. Lets use it for the purpose of attracting attention to the Most High!

God Bless!

SR-admin July 3, 2011 at 9:33 am

Dear Friend:

The past history of David Mould and his treacherous dealings with Seventh-day Adventists is not gossip. His sins have been searched out and brought into the open as a warning for all so that others will not be fooled by this man’s devilish money laundering schemes. As Mr. Mould is continuing in his work of deception today unrepentant of his past sins, then it is appropriate to continue to sound the warning. Please read Ezekiel 3:17-21.

Cap September 5, 2012 at 12:21 am

I am a keen follower of David and great admirer of his articulation of the scriptures, but the revelation of his silent deceptive work in the Adventist faith is quite socking but strengthen my faith in the Lord. “let the wheat and tares grow together until harvest”. lest we forget.


SR-admin September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Dear Cap:

Yes the Holy Bible tells us not to trust in the arm of flesh and to follow the Lord alone. Regarding the eloquent orators in our midst we are warned by the prophet Isaiah . . .

For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water. The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. And I will give children [to be] their princes, and babes shall rule over them. And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. . . . For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings [are] against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.’ — Isaiah 3:1-4, 8

Daniel Siambilu November 15, 2012 at 3:55 am

Please for heaven’ sake, stop these baseless comments, and study more and more of the bible. Who does nt know that the seventhday used to preach and unmasking the pope saying he is the beast, the anti-christ and today you stand and say rome has changed, is rome which has changed or its you brothers who has changed and sided with the pope coz he is giving out an aid. ‘the night is far spent and daybreak is nigh, let us put the armour of light, why attacking fellows when its almost daybreak. To the law and to the testimony, if they do not speak according to these things, then there is no light in them, and truly brother mould has really preached so, but today u stand and say he is a thief, u call him names. How many people has repented as a result of his fearless sermons? Thosands and thousands, but you how many have u preached and have repented. God forbid. 2 Thessalonians 2:2-7,

SR-admin November 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Dear Friend:

Our reports about David Mould are not baseless. They are based on plain facts. The Great Controversy edition he publishes is full of stolen images from the work of the late Jim Arribito. I spoke with the wife personally and she confirmed this. The man is a cheat and a fraud. God cannot work through people like this. Despite your pleas for his supposed great work, please consider what the Word of God says about this sort of man. Also, you should seriously consider the following Spirit of Prophecy passage about holding up the hands of the sinners in the church.

“For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed [the righteousness] of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” — Matthew 5:20

“But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, [and] doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked [man] doeth, shall he live? All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.” — Ezekiel 18:24

“Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God and who murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? Is it those who take their stand against them and sympathize with those who commit wrong? No, indeed! Unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, they will never receive the mark of God’s sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of the wicked, represented by the work of the five men bearing slaughter weapons. Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those “that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done” in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in agony, even sighing and crying. Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel.” — Testimonies, Vol. 3, p. 266-67.

“Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?” — Isaiah 2:22

“Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.” — Jeremiah 17:5, 6

Daniel Siambilu November 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Am not too pleased with the divisions and camps amongest who profess and speak of the good news, 2 Thessalonians 2:2-5, says the man of sin shall be revealed, but it is m sincere prayer that “WE” do not attack each other to please on spiritual things because we have differences between us in the fless. Selah, God forbid, I would rather ye do not ill against the bretheren but ye put them in your prayers. Am sorry if the term ‘baseless’ hurt you, but I had no other word to use, we that are privalleged to have medias should use them for the spreading of the gospel. We are brothers not only that but brothers for life until eternity. Lets us enter into the work, talking less, there is much to be done but life is too short to quarrel on things which will not save us. Lets clean our sorroundings and make them cleaner and wait just as does travellers on airports sojourneying, awaiting for their flight patiently.

SR-admin November 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

It is David Mould who has attacked the Shepherd’s Rod without shame spewing out lies and deception (http://www.shepherds-rod-speaks.org/2010/05/david-moulds-egregious-attack-on-shepherds-rod-belivers/). We only cry aloud and spare not against this egregious and unwarranted abuse of God’s saints. If you have a problem with a brother attacking a brother, then you had better go to David Mould because he is the instigator of such treachery. With him and his deeds we have no part. The Word of God tells us to call sin by its right name least we be found disloyal to heaven’s commands.

“After a long and severe conflict, the faithful few decided to dissolve all union with the apostate church if she still refused to free herself from falsehood and idolatry. They saw that separation was an absolute necessity if they would obey the word of God. They dared not tolerate errors fatal to their own souls, and set an example which would imperil the faith of their children and children’s children. To secure peace and unity they were ready to make any concession consistent with fidelity to God; but they felt that even peace would be too dearly purchased at the sacrifice of principle. If unity could be secured only by the compromise of truth and righteousness, then let there be difference, and even war.” — Great Controversy p. 45

Nikki Walker March 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm


SR-admin March 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Dear Friend, this is not gossip. It has all been verified and confirmed from original sources. What is revealed is not half of what this man has done in his wickedness against God’s people. So whose side are you going to be on in light of the following inspired passage?

“Who are standing in the counsel of God at this time? Is it those who virtually excuse wrongs among the professed people of God and who murmur in their hearts, if not openly, against those who would reprove sin? Is it those who take their stand against them and sympathize with those who commit wrong? No, indeed! Unless they repent, and leave the work of Satan in oppressing those who have the burden of the work and in holding up the hands of sinners in Zion, they will never receive the mark of God’s sealing approval. They will fall in the general destruction of the wicked, represented by the work of the five men bearing slaughter weapons. Mark this point with care: Those who receive the pure mark of truth, wrought in them by the power of the Holy Ghost, represented by a mark by the man in linen, are those “that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done” in the church. Their love for purity and the honor and glory of God is such, and they have so clear a view of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, that they are represented as being in agony, even sighing and crying. Read the ninth chapter of Ezekiel.” — Testimonies Vol. 3, p. 267.1

Terence M Blackett April 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Brethren, why are we wasting precious time with those who seek to bring discord in any form? Are we not commanded that men of GOD* must not strive? Let us pray for this brother that GOD* will humble him? Modern Israel continues to fall into the same trap as ancient Israel did! Mortal men act out their human propensities in ways that should never surprise us. We believe that we must defend ourselves as well as to defend GOD (as if HE* needed our carnal weapons of defense)… Were we to spend more time standing for present truth and warning the CHURCH* & the world of what is about to hit us – we would better serve the cause of CHRIST* and fulfill the mandate of prophecy. Brother David Mould needs our fervent prayers and LOVE* – trusting GOD* for his conversion or his road of Damascus experience!!! Either way, GOD* has a way of getting our attention whether we choose to hear or forbear.

sighandcry April 28, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Dear Terence:

Unfortunately David Mould has publicly made known his venomous hatred of the Shepherd’s Rod message and its followers and as such his grievous sins must be publicly rebuked according to Eze. 3:17-21, 1 Tim. 5:20, etc. No one is striving here just following Biblical protocol. How else are we to sigh and cry for all the abominations that are done in the church, including Mr. Mould’s? Mr. Mould needs to repent before God for his deceptions and vicious attack on Shepherd’s Rod believers before it is too late.

Collins sc June 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Brethren, an attack from the devil will always bring mistrust and unnecessary divisions that oughtn’t be given thought. Such allegations are not a shock to me looking at the way the layman laboured to assault the devil’s kingdom. Let us not entertain any such unproven allegations that are aimed at silencing truth. One thing I know for sure is this; If any of his sermons are a lie- Time alone with unviel this

sighandcry June 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Dear Collins:

The case against David Mould and his lying wonders and false accusations against the Shepherd’s Rod message are not allegations, they are plain facts. In regard to his egregious exploitation of naive SDA’s the charges have been well documented. I personally interviewed the wife of Jim Arribito who confirmed his thievery of the photograph images that appear in Mould’s Illustrated Great Controversy. The Bible tells us to cry aloud and spare not (Isa. 58:1) and that we do in the fear of God. Remember those who hold up that hands of the sinners in Zion (the church) will be left without the seal of God (3T 266-267). Sermons coming from a smooth talking cunning artificer do not impress us.

Grace Douglas July 22, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Mr Mould is down hear doing some lecture series in the Bahamas. An he seems very humble, and honest to me. I think we may have to leave the past in the past. Forgive and put behind. He is talking about getting some more copies of the great controversy out….an I think its a very good idea. as I scroll and read the comments and feed backs….are you saying that he doesn’t have the right to publish the great controversy books with the pictures? I listen to this gentleman night after night and he seems very sincere and honest!!He did say he did some horrible things in his past. But he has asked the Lord truly forgive him. I will leave him to God, I can not and will not judge the man. For we all have sinned and fall short.

Phillip R. Young July 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

It is so distasteful to see this Mr. Moulds in action and to hear him on radio is truly a sign of the time of which we lives. His continued repetitive “god have mercy on me” “god for give me” what does it mean, is he so guilt ridden that he seances a need for forgiveness of his past checkered life but don’t know how to go about getting that forgiveness. If what has been said is true then probably this man have reached to that point or place of no return. May God have mercy on his soul. I meant that seriously in love for the dear brother.
How often we are reminded to be aware of those that bare news good or bad and even those news in between.

sighandcry July 31, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Dear Grace:

Appearances can be deceptive. We can never trust any man based on outward display. Mr. Mould’s horrible attack against Davidian Seventh-day Adventists has yet to be repented of. If so we would have seen a public confession of the likes of the apostle Paul for his persecution of the early Christian church and welcomed him as he accepted the Shepherd’s Rod message. We can only pray and hope for that day before it is to late.

“Some of these false teachers occupy prominent positions in the churches, and they influence others to swerve from the path of humble obedience. God holds every one of us to an individual accountability, and calls upon us to serve him from principle, to choose him for ourselves. We should not hang our souls upon the words and actions of another; for Satan uses men as his agents, and clothes his ministers in garments of light. Not one of us can pardon the sins of any other. In the day of Judgment, when the question comes to you as to why you did not obey the commandments of God, you cannot make an acceptable excuse on the plea of another’s disobedience. If your words and example have led others in the path of sin, you alone must bear the responsibility of your actions and influence. Because a man who professes to love God, disobeys the plain word of instruction, you will not be justified in neglect of duty. We should every one ask, How shall I keep the commandments of our God? {RH, January 31, 1888 par. 2}

sighandcry July 31, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Dear Philip,

Thank you for your comment. We could not agree more. Listening to this man go on a vindictive tirade against the Shepherd’s Rod and its adherents is truly hard to stomach in view of his pleading forgiveness for all of his past sins. Sadly you may be correct that he has passed the point of no return. He has to be one of the best actors to fool many naive SDA’s that has come along in a good long while. Thankfully God is the ultimate judge and vengeance belongs to Him.

Malambo April 16, 2014 at 12:27 am

Thank you for the revealations brought to my attention. I must state however,that this article is more of dry hate and vindictive on mould and it sound more scandalous and lacks love in it. Let it be known to you that the almighty GOD is the only qualified judge we have. please focus on preaching the gospel and not the personal life of someone.

sighandcry April 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Was Jesus lacking in love when he called the Pharisees vipers and hypocrites?

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