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Adventist Theologians Approve Statement on Headship

The faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University has voted a statement on Biblical concepts of headship, the university said Friday.

Story by Andrew McChesney/Adventist Review/ Photograph by Ansel Oliver, ANN

Teachers at the church’s main North American training ground for pastors adopted a seven-page study titled, “On the Unique Headship of Christ in the Church.”

The document, approved Thursday, “represents a consensus of the seminary faculty who created this document as a service to the worldwide church,” the university said in a statement.

“I am excited to offer to the church this biblical-theological study that uplifts the unique headship of Christ in the church,” seminary dean Jiří Moskala said. “It is my hope that it will significantly contribute to the current debates on leadership.”

The document opens by unequivocally declaring that the church’s head, or leader, is no one other than Christ.

Read the full ANN story here.

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