Seventh-day Adventist Leaders To Bring Several Statements And Church Manual Revisions To The General Conference Session Floor
At a special Council meeting on yesterday Seventh-day Adventist church leaders voted to send statements to the General Conference session floor for acceptance according to an Adventist News Network report.
There were proposed changes to the Church Manual which elicited the most discussion in the three hour session that was chaired by the president of the denomination Jan Paulsen.
Some took exception to a paragraph that mentions “ordination” of deaconesses.
In addition, others questioned the statement titled: “Creation: The Bible’s Worldview,” which spoke against evolution and reaffirm belief in a literal Seven 24-hour day creation in contrast to evolution.
The session also accepted statements that were designed to protect children and women against abuse. There were also statements to support religious liberty and to support United Nations initiatives to end poverty. Finally, the session also voted a statement to affirm both the Holy Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy in the denomination.
These statements and revisions are scheduled to be brought to the floor of the General Conference Session for final approval today.
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