October 14, 2014

Statement From Andrews Seminary in Response to Headship Appeal

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.”

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.

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

“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.”