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We, the faculty of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, affirm that Christ is the only Head of the Church (Eph 1:22; 5:23; Col 1:18). Therefore, while there exists legitimate leadership in the Church, no other human being may rightfully claim a headship role in the Church. As Head of the Church, Christ provides the ultimate manifestation of God’s love (Eph 5:23, 25), demonstrating and vindicating God’s moral government of love (Rom 3:4, 25-26 5:8), and thus defeating the counterfeit government of the usurping “ruler of this world” (John 12:31; 16:11; cf. DA 758; 2T 2:211).
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Berrien Springs, MI
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, "On the Unique Headship of Christ in the Church: A Statement of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary" (2014). Books. 15.