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Statement From Andrews Seminary in Response to Headship Appeal

The faculty at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary respond.

On Oct. 8, the Adventist Review published here an appeal by a group of 25 theologians and pastors for the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University to review and adjust a document that the seminary faculty had adopted at an Aug. 21 meeting, “The Unique Headship of Christ.”

In response to “An Open Appeal,” also published here, the seminary faculty convened for a special meeting on Friday, Oct. 10, and spent more than three hours in discussion.

After study and examination, the faculty unanimously voted the following statement, released at the request of the seminary and the administration of Andrews University:

“We, the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, respectfully reaffirm our original statement on the ‘Unique Headship of Christ in the Church’ which was the result of prayerful and responsible study of Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy, and was voted by an overwhelming majority of the faculty in a duly called meeting.”

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