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Sakae Kubo

The Basic Fault of the Unity Document

Jared Wright has pointed out certain statements in the unity document that should be omitted because they imply that the action taken by some unions are satanically inspired. And probably we can continue to find other statements of that sort. However, it seems to me that the statement would otherwise be valid in enforcing unity if it pertained to a legitimate principle regarding worldwide unity.

Viewpoint: The Implications of Calling Women's Ordination Ecclesiastical, Not Theological

Dr. Sakae Kubo has offered detailed analysis of the action taken by members of the 2014 Annual Council to send a question to 2015 General Conference Session in San Antonio, Texas concerning whether divisions in the Seventh-day Adventist Church should be authorized to decide women's ordination within their territory. Dr. Kubo's previous articles on the subject can be viewed here. -Ed.

Viewpoint: Why Unions Should Assert Their Right to Decide Women's Ordination

Two unions in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, the Pacific Union Conference in the West and the Columbia Union Conference in the East, have recently taken action on the question set forth by the  2014 Annual Council to be presented to the 2015 General Conference Session.

Viewpoint: I See Serious Problems With The Women's Ordination Question

At the 2014 Annual Council, delegates voted to send the following question to delegates at the 2015 General Conference Session:

    ‘After your prayerful study on ordination from the Bible, the writings of Ellen G. White, and the reports of the study commissions, and;

    After your careful consideration of what is best for the Church and the fulfillment of its mission,

Punto de vista: ¿Dónde estamos respecto a la ordenación de la mujer? - III

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IV. La mejor solución al problema

Punto de vista: ¿Dónde estamos respecto a la ordenación de la mujer? - II

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Si nos limitamos a decir que la Biblia no da ni prohibiciones claras contra la ordenación de mujeres, ni tampoco una mandato claro para ordenarla, entonces podemos seguir afirmando que la ordenación de la mujer no es una cuestión teológica sino eclesiológica.

Punto de vista: ¿Dónde estamos respecto a la ordenación de la mujer? - I

Las divisiones han dado su veredicto, la Comisión para el Estudio de la Teología de la Ordenación (TOSC, por sus siglas en inglés) ha completado sus estudios y ha votado, el Concilio Anual ha votado cómo se presentará el tema ante la Asamblea General de 2015.

I. ¿Qué decidieron las divisiones?

Viewpoint: Where Are We Regarding Ordaining Women?

The divisions have given their verdicts, the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) has completed its studies and its vote,  the annual council has voted how the issue will be presented at the General Conference  Session in 2015.

I. What did the divisions decide?

Viewpoint: Headship of Adam or Headship of One (Adam + Eve)?

The "headship principle" has been much discussed as the Adventist Church considers the ordination of women. In a 76-page paper for TOSC titled Evaluation of the Arguments Used by Those Opposing the Ordination of Women to the Ministry, Dr.

Viewpoint: The “Biblical Qualifications View” in the TOSC’s Final Report

Last week the Theology of Ordination Study Committee put together its final report to be presented to the General Conference Executive Committee, then Annual Council. 

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