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Second Coming Christ Controversy Update: LifeWay Won't Sell to Olivet

Decision comes after report from National Association of Evangelicals on school's founder, David Jang.
Ted Olsen|

The Tennessean is reporting that LifeWay Christian Resources will not sell its Glorieta Conference Center to Olivet University amid concerns that the school's founder and spiritual leader heads a movement that teaches he is a new Christ.

LifeWay spokesman Marty King told the paper that a National Association of Evangelicals report on Olivet's theological compatibility with the Southern Baptist Convention's resources arm, commissioned by LifeWay and Olivet, was completed last week.

"LifeWay Christian Resources has reviewed the report from the National Association of Evangelicals, and decided not to go forward with the sale of Glorieta Conference Center to Olivet University," said a statement given to the paper by King. "We are appreciative of our relationship with Olivet's leadership, and indebted to NAE for their thorough work. We will now renew our pursuit of viable options for the sale of the property."

But in a separate statement, Olivet president ...

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