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    Pastor Rick Atwell is at it again

    I was researching a man (James Truss, husband of Eboni L. Truss) in connection with his recent advertising of a new cash gifting program, thankgod9.biz, and noticed that he had a Connecting Us All website. Going on his email address and phone number there led me to http://myflock2.com/cgi-bin/profile_...&profile_id=70 Nothing illegal-looking, but that church listed on the sidebar seemed familiar.

    So I Googled their phone number, and what should come up but a hit on rev_rickatwell@verizon.net. For those of you unfamiliar with this clown, his Biblical Seven mail-based cash gifting scheme was shut down by the Postal Inspection Service a few years ago.

    Now he has a new one starting up, "Building On The Rock," which spins the "gifts" as "financial assistance" and uses a matrix and conference calls like any openly for-profit money game.

    Here's part of what the clown-turned-pastor claims:

    We just might become the pride of the Christian Community!

    I personally promised our ministry members, old and new, many months ago that if a program ever came to light that I felt would overcome our financial distress and in which I could get behind and support fully, I would be the first to share it and bring it forth. Our ministry has a strong desire to grow and expand our membership and build this Christian Resource and Benefits Community Center but it too it needs major financing to complete the multitude of projects we have on the drawing boards.

    Get ready folks because that time is now to introduce this program. It is called Building Upon the Rock. It is truly creates a win-win strategy with amazing results through the act of Directed Giving. We are going to build a strong financial foundation for our Community Center beginning with you who help us build it one rock at a time by providing the pillars of your faith as we build together.

    Acts 20 verse 35 in the kjv states:

    “I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

    This scripture is the entire purpose and foundation for our efforts. By supporting the weak financially, the Lord Jesus will bring our ministry and it’s loyal followers the financial increase He has promised…. Imagine the beauty in that…..simply from the act of giving financially to others and helping us build our Community Resource Center, we get blessed. How Glorious is that?

    Let’s find out just what Building On The Rock is all about.

    The Biblical Seven Ministry has put a very simple fundraising structure into place to acquire our needed funds. We are simply putting together teams of people who will assist us in obtaining contributions with a fabulous system which provides financial assistance to each team member.

    Each Contributor will have the goal of acquiring 3 New Contributions and teaching those 3 to do the exact same thing through duplication, team effort, and ministry assistance. Your 3 confirmed new contributors will become your Team Captains for the next 3 teams of confirmed contributors.

    Each team will consist of just 1 person, a Team Captain who is the original contributor, who will each have the goal of obtaining 3 new contributors each for a team total of 4 contributors per team for each Team Captain. That’s It. 3 who get 3!!! A Team Captain and 3 new contributor x 3 to infinity! The financial benefits for working on and with your team are very lucrative. When each of your team 3 Captains has acquired their 3 new contributions,
    YOU cycle on.

    It is important to remember that YOU only need your 3 new contributors whom you enrolled however to qualify for financial assistance. The other 3 new contributord received collectively by each team captain cause you to cycle.

    Let’s see how a cash contribution to The Biblical Seven Ministry for the Building Upon The Rock program works.

    Lets assume I decided I want to support this project so I made a $100 contribution for The Building Upon The Rock fundraiser. $75 of this contribution will be used for Directed Giving and by completing a simple form called Notice of Participation on the ministry web-site; I am directing The Biblical Seven Ministry to pay another participant in this program $75 in financial assistance. On this same Notice of Participation form, I am also directing The Biblical Seven Ministry to allocate $25 in funds to support the ministry and help build their Community Resource and Benefits Center. Once this contribution is received by admin, your “Team” is activated and we will work jointly to help you get 3 confirmed new contributors added to your team as Team Captains and we will do the same for each of your 3 captains to acquire their 3 confirmed contributions. We will fill all teams from left to right filling position one on the 3 teams first, position2 on the 3 teams next and then position 3 on the 3 teams. A confirmed contributor is one whose contribution has been received and logged by admin.


    Here is how qualified financial assistance is obtained by the person assisting getting contributions. Let’s look again at Pastor Rick’s Team. He is now a “Team Captain” by the very act of his contribution and his goal is to get 3 people who will also acquire 3 contributions by their very participation the program to get financial assistance. His next goal is to help his new 3 Team Captains and teams to duplicate his personal and company efforts when their contributions are received. Those 3 contributions on the each team are powerful as it forces you to cycle.

    Here is the Qualifying Financial Assistance Structure:

    Pastor Rick’s Contribution = $100 with $75 directed to Financial Assistance and $25 directed to the ministry for their support and to build the Community Benefits Center.

    Pastor Rick gets 3 New Confirmed Contributors = $100 x 3 = $300 with $225 (3 x $75) directed to Financial Assistance and $75 (3 x $25) to the ministry and to build the Community Benefits Center.

    That creates $225 in Financial Assistance for someone and as Pastor Rick was the Team Captain who made this possible, he is credited on his personal tracking account for the $225 simply by being in the Directed Giving spot as his Team’s Captain which he obtained simply by making his contribution and obtaining the 3 others new contributions. That was easy. Now he needs to cycle.

    The 3 Team Captains begin the process of qualifying YOU for additional financial assistance for additional Re-Entries and their 3 new contributions collectively on the 3 team’s causes a cycle. This is powerful as you shall see.

    This plan is based simply on your contributions and of the 3 other Team Captains on your team all doing exactly the same easy steps as YOU and duplicating your efforts.

    The Biblical Seven Ministry also developed a plan to also magnify their Financial Assistance to bring ALL contributors to a level of Financial Assistance that is financially meaningful and in the shortest amount of time while maintaining a level that can be counted upon for everyday budget considerations. The Biblical Seven Ministry will manage every account for a minimum 5 cycles so all contributors can realize the greatest benefits of the financial assistance available.

    Let’s begin by stating that our books will close at the end of business on each Friday and it is what is credited as received contributions reflected on each contributor’s account that is used in determining the Financial Assistance qualified for that week. This creates a minimum one “cycle” per week for 50 week’s per year as we will shut down for 2 weeks in 2013. It is this accounting that also is used for our pay-out structure to bring each participant up to qualifying for as much Financial Assistance as possible. Your teams may cycle faster than once a week and that will be determined by your own team strategy and speed of getting contributions logged in here The Biblical Seven Ministry admin.

    Let’s walk through an example using Pastor Rick to see the cycles so we see how he is benefitted and alsohow grows in his qualified financial assistance during his short managed growth period.

    Cycle 1-------FIRST TIME ENTRY INTO PROGRAM

    (Assuming Pastor Rick As Team Captain He has Obtained 3 New Confirmed
    Contributors and They Duplicate HIM with 3 new confirmed contributors on each of the 3 teams)
    Qualifying Ministry
    Financial Assistance Receives
    Your Personal Contribution Reward Is Always Awarded To Person Who Obtained It.
    You are Rewarded on Only the Contributions from the 3 Contributors On Your Team
    but it is the next teams whicg moves you through a cycle..

    New Contribution #2 $100 $75 $25
    New Contribution #3 $100 $75 $25
    New Contribution #4 $100 $75 $25
    $300 $225 $75

    The Closest Friday Accounting When These Confirmed Contributions Received
    $225 Qualifying Financial Assistance
    -$200) You Make 2 New Contributions from Account Balance for Cycle 2 New Contributions
    $25 Pay-Out to You (Does not meet minimum of $100 for pay-out-stays on account balance

    Cycle 2 ------OR------The Following Friday Accounting

    Team Contributions :

    Now Can Make 2 New Personal Contributions from Rewards Earned:
    YOUR Personal Contributions Rewards Are Always Awarded To Person Who Obtained It You are
    Rewarded on Only the Confirmed Contributions from the 3 Contributors On Your Team.

    YOUR RE-ENTER WITH 2 NEW CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR 3 CONTRIBUTORS DO LIKEWISE
    Qualifying Ministry
    Financial Assistance Receives
    2 New Contributions from #2 $200 $150 $50
    2 New Contributions from #3 $200 $150 $50
    2 New Contributions from #4 $200 $150 $50
    $600 $450 $150

    $450 Qualifying Financial Assistance
    ($400) You Make 4 New Contributions from account balance for next cycle 3 New Contributions
    ($50) Pay-Out To You Does not meet minmum of $100 for pay-out. Remains on account balance.


    Cycle 3-------OR-------The Following Friday Accounting

    Team Contributions:

    Now Can Make 4 New Personal Contributions From Rewards Earned.
    YOUR Personal Contributions Rewards Are Always Awarded To Person Who Obtained It. You are
    rewarded on Only the Contributions from the 3 Contributors on Your Team.

    YOUR RE-ENTER WITH 4 NEW CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR 3 CONTRIBUTORS DO LIKEWISE
    Qualifying Ministry
    Financial Assistance Receives
    4 New Contributions from #2 $400 $300 $100
    4 New Contributions from #3 $400 $300 $100
    4 New Contributions from #4 $400 $300 $100
    $1,200 $900 $300

    $900 Qualifying Financial Assistance
    ($800) You Make 8 New Contributions from your account balance
    ($100) Pay-Out to You along w/all account balance from cycles 1 & 2.


    Cycle 4-------OR-------The Following Friday Accounting

    Team Contributions :

    Now Can Make 8 New Personal Contributions From Rewards Earned.
    YOUR Personal Contributions Rewards Are Always Awarded To Person Who Obtained It. You are
    rewarded on Only the Contributions from the 3 Contributors on Your Team.

    YOUR RE-ENTER WITH 4 NEW CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR 3 CONTRIBUTORS DO LIKEWISE
    Qualifying Ministry
    Financial Assistance Receives
    8 New Contributions from #2 $800 $600 $200
    8 New Contributions from #3 $800 $600 $200
    8 New Contributions from #4 $800 $600 $200
    $2,400 $1,800 $600

    $1,800 Qualifying Financial Assistance
    ($1,200) You Make 12 New Contributions from your account balance
    ($600) Pay-Out to You




    Cycle 5-------OR-------The Following Friday Accounting

    Team Contributions :

    Now Can Make 12 New Personal Contributions From Rewards Earned.
    YOUR Personal Contributions Rewards Are Always Awarded To Person Who Obtained It. You are
    rewarded on Only the Contributions from the 3 Contributors on Your Team.

    YOUR RE-ENTER WITH 4 NEW CONTRIBUTIONS AND YOUR 3 CONTRIBUTORS DO LIKEWISE
    Qualifying Ministry
    Financial Assistance Receives
    12 New Contributions from #2 $1,200 $900 $300
    12 New Contributions from #3 $1,200 $900 $300
    12 New Contributions from #4 $1,200 $900 $300
    $3,600 $2,700 $900

    $2,700 Qualifying Financial Assistance
    ($1,200) You Make 12 New Contributions from your account balance and repeat OVER &
    OVER & OVER
    ($1,500) Pay-Out to You


    HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU AND YOUR TEAM REPEAT THIS IN A WEEK?

    THIS STRATEGY AT MINIMUM PROJECTS MATHEMATICALLY $6000 A MONTH IN
    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR $75,000 for a 50 week year!

    (This is based on a 50 week year x $1500 and is only indicative of income potential and is not a
    projection of actual compensation as we cannot determine the level of your personal efforts and
    participation nor that of your teams. We can only tell you what could happen when certain
    mathematical calculations are achieved)

    We stop managing your account at this level and you totally control your own accounts and can
    conceivably acquire as many new contributions as ” New Contribution” Re-Entries” from your
    own financial assistance rewards as you wish.





    THIS IS A HUGE LITTLE PROGRAM!

    Why not join us today and become part of
    a truly win-win situation for you and our ministry?





    STEPS TO JOINING
    BUILDING UPON THE ROCK

    All participants must be ministry members to receive financial assistance and participate.
    This will be accomplished with the Notice of Participation form. It is not necessary to
    complete the join form on the minsitry site.

    All participants must also agree to Direcetd Giving Statement and authorize this on the
    Notice of Participation form.

    By submitting your Notice of Particpation so you have authority to build your team and
    while we are waiting for confirmed contribution. This will assist the over-all placement
    effort while waiting formyour contribution via mail. This Notice of Particpation is found
    on the Building Upon The Rock sub-site linked off from http://thebiblicalsevenministry.org
    (You obviously may build your teams without having to wait for placement of people by
    The Building Upon The Rock Admin!)

    You MUST submit your $100 cash only contribution when you have submitted your Notice of
    Participation form. We strongly suggest Priority Mail with Signature Confirmation for all
    cash contributions to prove it's receipt. We cannot be held liable for mail we do not receive.

    We had to change this procedure as the majority of entrants who were entering without their
    contributions were unable to meet the deadline to get their contributions out which created a
    major fiasco and total re-alignment of most teams. From this point forward, NO-ONE is assigned
    to a team until their contribution has been logged as received by admin.

    Start inviting people immediately to the conference calls and to visit our website. The conference
    call # is 1-209-647-16900---pin….681448#. Always check the web-site for the most current
    schedule and times. Our website is http://thebiblicalsevenministry.org. Look for the Building
    Upon The Rock link. It is important to focus on inviting only and not trying to sell anyone on the
    details. Let us do the selling for you on our conference calls or from our web-site.

    Confirmed Contributors entering our program are placed on teams comprising of a Team Captainm and 3 new confirmed contributors in the order in which their contributions are received by the admin. All contributors work towards filling the last available partial team. A New Contributor may also replace a member on a team who may have left the program for any reason.

    Books close each Friday at the close of business for calculating each account. Pay-outs are processed over the week-end and mailed on Monday mornings. Pay-outs are by ministry check as this is directed financial assistance through the ministry.

    Contributions are by cash only and sent to:

    The Biblical Seven Ministry
    22 Colrain Street
    Greenfield, MA 01301

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    Re: Pastor Rick Atwell is at it again

    There must be a special place in hell for those that scam in the Lord's name. For many who are broke and desperate the last thing they have left is their faith. These shysters take even that from good trusting people.

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    Re: Pastor Rick Atwell is at it again

    Quote Originally Posted by Soapboxmom View Post
    There must be a special place in hell for those that scam in the Lord's name. For many who are broke and desperate the last thing they have left is their faith. These shysters take even that from good trusting people.

    Actually, we're pretty fed up with them too.
    You can't even make a decent paving stone out of most of their souls, much less an edible casserole.

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    Re: Pastor Rick Atwell is at it again

    "Rev" Rick Atwell:



    https://twitter.com/#!/Rev_Rick_Atwell

    True Christians must absolutely despair when they see their faith and beliefs being bastardized like this:



    http://www.christianprayercenter.com/prayers/request-125175.html
    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    Re: Pastor Rick Atwell is at it again

    You can read about his old scam at The Biblical Seven Activity Scam — No Bullshit Investment Community

    I think that some of the forums such as MMG or Dreamteammoney may still have threads about it, too.

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    Re: Pastor Rick Atwell is at it again

    Something's working:

    Rick Atwells' page on Twitter



    the Biblical Seven Online Ministry webaddress brings up:

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing

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    Found a new picture of the Rev., looks like he does not stop, when one goes down, he just starts another one:



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