In this Council of Adventist Pastors interview, Pr Jim Brackett and Pr Larry Kirkpatrick discuss the new NAD proposed approach to biblical interpretation which opens the way for women's ordination. The NAD's new "Principle-based, Historical-cultural" method is contrasted with the longstanding Seventh-day Adventist use of the Historical-grammatical method.
After the 1901 General Conference Session, Ellen White had a vision in which she saw church leaders reconciling their differences, and confessing their sins against each other. When she awoke from the vision, Mrs. White realized that what she had witnessed was not a reality. Pride and hardened hearts prevented God's people from being united. Deeply grieved, she understood that the Lord could have come in their lifetime, but His people did not surrender their thoughts and opinions to the leading of the Holy Spirit.