2:18-3:6). Church: Church leaders—Church members. Scripture Alone is final Authority. Fourth, if I am in authority, do I lead with an air of superiority, or by humbly serving and blessing those I lead? Romans 13:1 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. The words described here deal with matters of authority and measure. "Calvin's general, explicit exposition of his view of Scripture is found mainly in his Institutes of the Christian Religion. 119:105). We must continue to respect and obey authority. They finally get fed up and rebel. [18] Ontological revelation. Why didn’t they confront the errors and lead the church into obedience? Spiritual authority is never exercised for one’s own benefit, but for those under it. The Last Days According to Jesus - R. C. Sproul ... R. C. Sproul . He said to the religious leaders of His day that they search the Scriptures daily because they think that in them they have life, but these Scriptures actually point to Jesus (John 5:39). e. Principles of Christian living. We often see authority as a perk, but not as a serious responsibility. Note carefully that Paul does not say, “Let no one disregard the word you preach,” but rather, “Let no one disregard you.” That was written not only to Titus, but also to the church. Paul exhorted Titus to teach the Scripture boldly, with authority (Titus 2:15). Others need to be convinced or convicted of their wrong (“reprove”; see also, 1 Thess. Do I submit to the government? But if biblical and historical criticism are right about all the errors in Scripture, how could the words of Scripture be divine revelation? "What is meant by Bible authority?" 13:17). Both the preacher and the congregation are under the same authority of the Word. In his epistle he encourages disciples of Christ to submit to governing authorities ( 1 Peter 2:13). "Of him and through him are all things." 2. Men of God must teach God’s Word and lead the church with true biblical authority, and the church must submit to such authority. We need not fear that there is less authority in God’s written word than in His verbal words. This is a hard teaching for many, as the Bible would seem to indemnify those who rule or preside over others in a cruel and unjust manner. When it comes to the church, most American evangelicals do not view it as a place where you submit to the leadership for the purpose of growth and accountability, but rather as a store where you shop as a consumer. He is the One who is in absolute control of all things. When that happens, the church must submit to the discipline by breaking fellowship with the sinning member (1 Cor. In this series of studies, we try to form the proper way of studying, interpreting, and establishing authority from the Bible. The Authority of the Bible Relates to Other Basic Baptist Beliefs. Fifth, if I am in authority, does my character elicit respect or does it undermine my leadership? The authority of it is in a peculiar way divine. The customer is king. If James was going to refer to someone in the Hebrew scriptures, they would be able to look this up. 5:1-13). Articles home page What is "church" according to the scriptures? Put your focus there! As you read through these scriptures,be encouraged to pray stronger & trust the Holy Spirit. In the world and, sadly, often in the church, these get reversed. Those who profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour are called to show the reality of their discipleship by humbly and faithfully obeying God’s written Word. 5:14). Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, ... according to the wisdom given to him (2 Peter 3:15). But they misunderstand true biblical authority. A man seeks the position of authority, but he lacks the character to lead. You never have to be a victim again. <> The chapter emphasizes (Dan. 5:17; Heb. Letter to Professor R. Nicole by: Dunn, James D. G. 1939-2020 Published: (1987) The authority of Scripture by: Barr, James 1924-2006 Published: (2013) In judging of controversies among Christians, let us not be carried away by the authority of great names or the numbers of them that are on one side, but keep close to the Scriptures… Scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35), and the other passages. This does not mean that someone who is abusing his position should not be confronted and, perhaps, removed through proper channels. In the local church, the Bible states that elders are not to lord it over those allotted to their charge, but rather to be examples to the flock (1 Pet. This does not mean beating people over the head with dogmatic views on minor issues. Feminists who bristle at the thought of a wife submitting to her husband contend that to submit implies inferiority. It is not, I believe, the question of inspiration as such: of whether and how the Bible was inspired. A lot of men try to operate as the boss in their homes, but they don’t accept the responsibility and accountability of authority. Bible authority refers to the process of determining which things are right and wrong, as justified or authorized by the Bible. We should be careful to confess and repent of all sin, so that those whom we are supposed to bless and protect do not suffer and so that we can give a good account when we stand before the Lord. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.” Paul goes on to talk about government authorities, but his statement shows that all authority comes from God. If they do not repent, they should be removed from office and put under church discipline. Am I the first to obey the Word? If he exhorts or reproves them from the Word, they can say, “Who does he think he is to say such things? As a husband, one of my strongest instincts is to protect my wife and children. In the world and, sadly, often in the church, these get reversed. What Measures Up? It is never to be used for the advantage of the one in authority. Once he secures the position, he doesn’t command respect, so he asserts his authority by lording it over others (Mark 10:42-45). If a business owner hires a manager, the manager has authority to run the business, but the main thing he needs to keep in mind is, it is not his business and he must give an account to the owner. When my brother was a boy, he started a club with his friends. In that sphere, a plurality of elders are to uphold God’s standards of holiness and sound doctrine, to correct those who stray from the truth, to remove from the flock those who refuse to repent so as to protect the rest, and to bless God’s people by instructing them in His ways. We can’t know for sure because we only have the one account of him during his childhood, the one about his being left behind in Jerusalem when his parents assumed he was in the larger company of their traveling caravan. A plurality of elders over a single local church is God’s way of protecting the church against the abuses of authority that may easily happen if a single man runs the church. The analysis is much more complex and requires us to think in different ways in order to grasp the biblical and apostolic Christian understanding of the authority that Scripture has on our lives and destiny. �iB���ݨf��I��8[_�0�X~��Z\0�������H��Cղ���D��d;�I+�4o#Jfptҡ��i¦$6��M,���}�܏�/s��@YtVz��;�#3�������F�q��v� �����hF�E��3Q��փ���o����c@Ս 8_:���~��{�p�k�-��Mq�rf4Rf�Y�-�́F`ɴV�`�y:n+��Dña�6O&�1��/#��A���p�rf3�� He was obedient to the point of death and this was according to the Scriptures. If he is violating the civil law, then the government should be called in to protect the family. Once he secures the position, he doesn’t command respect, so he asserts his authority by lording it over others (Mark 10:42-45). In the Old Testament, the answer was clear. In Scripture we are instructed to respect and obey government authorities and ordinances and to live honorably within our communities. But, we have the apostolic message in the New Testament, which states that elders are to rule in the churches and members are to submit (1 Thess. To be in authority in any sphere means that someday you must give an account to God, who entrusted that position to you. Christians believe that the Bible is inspired by God, is without error, and does not misrepresent the facts. When authority is abused, it hurts those under authority. The divine image includes the equality of the Father and Son as persons, but also the submission of the Son to the Father for the purpose of function. You will notice that even the prophets themselves did not fully understand the words that God spoke through them or revealed to them. If you get frustrated with the U.S. government, go to a place like Sudan or Somalia, where the governments are weak, corrupt, and aiding evildoers! But also He will hold the elders accountable. It is God-breathed, and it is life’s final and ultimate authority. Because we must respect the position of authority, which God ordained. Rather, he should remember that he will answer to God for the spiritual direction of the home. Many popular religions are based entirely on human ideas and thus are merely theories or philosophies. b. Let's explore these claims further. If you like the place and it services your needs, you come back. Here are some historical facts. Bible verses related to Authority from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . Rather, he meant, “Titus, be such an example of godliness and good deeds (2:7-8) that people will not be able to disregard your message because they know that your life backs it up.” It is the same thing that Paul said to Timothy (1 Tim. Indeed, He affirmed all the parts that skeptics love to mock, as documented in Jesus Christ on the infallibility of Scripture, including a ‘young’ earth.He would often say “It is written” and quote Scripture as the final authority. Romans 13:1 - Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. The issue facing contemporary Christians is how God exercises his authority in the spiritual realm, that is, the church. Notice that Jesus does tell his disciples to follow scripture, but those in authority on “Moses Seat” (Matthew 23:2-3). But note 1 Corinthians 11:3: “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.” (See also, 1 Corinthians 15:27-28.). In a “Frank & Ernest” cartoon, the two bunglers are standing before the Pearly Gates. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. The book of James, according to James 1:1, is written to "the twelve tribes scattered among the nations," in other words, the Hebrews. Christians believe that the Bible is inspired by God, is without error, and does not misrepresent the facts. I once heard Pastor Bill Yaeger tell how when he had just become the pastor of First Baptist Church of Modesto, a little old granny came up and started berating him over something that she didn’t like. Those are fair questions. According to the Scriptures: A Biblical View of the Authority of the Bible The following series of articles is a study in Bibliology – the doctrine of the Bible. He was an immoral, cruel madman, but even so, Paul commanded believers to submit out of respect for the God-ordained position of authority. From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. Hopefully, the man who fills the office graces the position with godly character. The topic of Biblical a… b. I am your pastor and God put me here to lead you spiritually. One of the purposes of marriage is that a husband and wife would reflect the divine image and also, the relationship between Christ and the church (Gen. 1:27; Eph. Likewise, the Bible is God’s guide to salvation and wise living. (We looked at authority in the workplace several weeks ago, so will skip that here.). (Garth D. Wiebe, Sep 2012, major reformat June 2017; additional points about εκκλησια in the Septuagint, and a few other edits, Oct 2019; correction to 4th-century history explanation, Feb 2020) %PDF-1.4 They label anyone who speaks out as divisive or contentious. Based on the Great Commission, the only “authority” believers possess is the authority to go into all the world, the authority to make disciples, the authority to baptize in the name of the Triune God, and the authority to teach Jesus’ commands. When the government fails to do its job, the citizens suffer. The Bible is the “last word” on issues pertaining to God and His will. All writings of men, according to the truth of the scriptures, have some divinity in them, inasmuch as they have of truth, which is a divine thing. 1:9). If a family drifts away from the Lord, each member will answer to the Lord. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. The most wonderful, important, and special day of the week is the day we gather with the Lord’s people to worship God. Or, we think of cult leaders who arrange marriages and demand that followers turn over all their assets to the cult and blindly follow orders. 1Sa 2:10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed. Frank whispers to Ernie, “If I were you I’d change my shirt, Ernie.” Ernie’s T-shirt reads, “Question Authority.”. The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are equal as persons in their eternal deity, but to carry out the divine plan of redemption, the Son submitted to the Father and the Spirit submitted to the Son. Undoubtedly Paul’s intention was that the people not disregard Titus’ message. If it steps on your toes, it probably stepped on mine while I was studying the text for the message. Matthew 28:18 - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Authority from man is the doctrines of men and demons (Matt. The Authority of Scripture According to Scripture* JAMES D. G. DUNN I The issue 1) What is the issue concerning Scripture that seems to be dividing and confusing evangelicals today? It’s no secret that prayer is a critical part of our walks with Jesus Christ. Second, am I under proper authority in the various God-ordained spheres? Scripture cannot be broken (John 10:35), and the other passages. By the way, the Bible never commands the husband to be the head of the wife. Matthew 28:18-20. Rather, it simply states that as a fact. Others need stronger exhortation. BIBLE SCRIPTURES – THE BELIEVERS’ AUTHORITY. If a husband realizes that his wife has more biblical understanding than he does, he would be foolish to go against what she says. The Power Of God: Over His Enemies . 6:17; 16:17; 1 Tim. Sola Scriptura declares that only Scripture is our inerrant, sufficient, and final authority for the church, because it is God breathed and divinely inspired (2 Timothy 3:16). According to God the Holy Ghost, the Holy Bible is the authority in all matters. (See I Peter 2:13–17 and Romans 13:1–5.) This is the case because each standard of authority which does not comply with the Word of God, constitutes a perversion of the Scriptures (2 Peter 3:16-17). When The Sun Finally Rises: Wrestling With The Past (Gen. 32:22-32), 2. You can’t talk to me with that tone of voice!” She meekly said, “I’m sorry.” Yaeger said he felt like slapping her on the backside and saying, “Now, get back into the game!”. God has instituted several spheres of authority. He probably doesn’t practice what he preaches!” And so, by disregarding the preacher, they disregard the Word. If as a pastor I am dabbling in sin, I expose the entire flock to danger. With this consumer view about the church, the idea of spiritual authority, of proclaiming, “Thus says the Lord,” seems odd and out of place. A. Matthew 21:23-27 Two sources of authority: 1. Scriptures Relating to the Second Coming . The Bible records the drama of redemption in the history of Israel and the … Luke ... we are not waging war according to the flesh. When he later sinned by numbering the people, thousands died as a result. Note Romans 13:1-2: “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. When authority is abused, it hurts those under authority. We don’t like submitting to anyone. In every situation we have been able to talk and come to a mutual agreement about what God would have us to do. A man seeks the position of authority, but he lacks the character to lead. Nevertheless, he did see a place for evidences of Scripture's authority, as long it is recognised that they are secondary: The human testimonies which go to confirm it will not be without effect, if they are used in subordination to that chief and highest proof, as secondary helps to our weakness. As believers serve each other and the Lord, they should do so with confidence and the authority that comes with knowing they are doing God’s work: “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. The second essential attribute which qualifies Scripture for moral authority is the fact that God reveals Himself through its pages. If another place down the road offers a more pleasant experience, you move your business there. Wives are to submit to their husbands as to the Lord (Eph. If a church refuses to follow God’s Word, each member will answer to God. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1976 in Bible exposition) and Califo... More, 2. If our President begins to act as if he were the king, we rally to throw him out of office. If a husband is abusive to his wife or children, he should be confronted, first by the wife. Start studying The Authority of God's Word - Characteristics of Scripture. The same principle applies to both the church and the home. But, he should not just abdicate spiritual authority to her. Second rule: You don’t boss the boss! by Dr. Ken Matto (1 Cor 15:3-4 KJV) For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; {4} And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (Jonah 3:3 KJV) So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. When the scriptures say something, it’s God himself who has said it. c. Worship. Irenaeus, (130-202), “ We have known the method of our salvation by no other means than those by whom the gospel came to us; which gospel they truly preached; but afterward, by the will of God, they delivered to us in the Scriptures, to be for the future the foundation and pillar of our faith,” (Adv. In a similar manner, Peter told slaves to obey unjust masters and wives to submit to unbelieving husbands (1 Pet. We must not only obey when we agree with things. When David sinned with Bathsheba, David’s family and eventually the entire nation suffered the consequences. ŭ���d%8����ϹȲ��F�p��R�0�Ĥ��T�TZ�nx���:w:���"�t�.���F��Q 3Il�F��r)T�3���A�8?B������$J������݃�v��~b�����R H��:1��"b��TǴ��o7/����������H@��� H�EF��@�La",�n_Z��]/�8BQF���+�@E#4�� :�\ ��;�-��3ʿpn���i��� �����^̀�wUb?�CL�&�a�zC�P,t# [�m�Z�P�Ρ��@h�t �Q���jYV�r��CT�'!$��7���D��V`;��L}�le1�/ `]l6h�8R��PyȔ�BOB'a��躼~1�2�n%�����Aʮ�U,�}L[�}��Apt�Fv�%v1�B �I~E�pt�z����xdF�>�+�@�`�x�5�v�I�~!�u{Gۤ5(J��֯�����2�KЎ?j�W��. The psalmist wrote, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. So as they grow older, the situations where you have to exercise parental authority over them should be growing fewer. Our text is saying. The Scriptures as a Standard (with Benchmark, Yardstick, Criterion, Scale, and Gauge), pattern, Model, and Touchstone. As you read through these scriptures,be encouraged to pray stronger & trust the Holy Spirit. When we read the Scriptures, let us consider them, not as the words of men, but as in deed and truth the Word of God. If he continues, the elders of the church should get involved. Scripture's abiding presence "altered the character of post-scriptural tradition." "Of him and through him are all things." By Dr. Randy L. Hyde. Christianity is based on the Bible which Christians accept as their final authority because they believe it to be inspired by God. 3:16-17; cf. We cannot follow the authority of Jesus without the authority of Scripture, for Scripture teaches us and informs about Jesus. Why is it important for everyone in authority to remember that he only holds a delegated authority? Romans 13 establishes the authority of civil government, which is supposed to punish lawbreakers and protect those who obey the laws. The same principle should apply in the home. There are two sources of authority - heaven and man (Matt. In this series of studies, we try to form the proper way of studying, interpreting, and establishing authority from the Bible. There is no competition or striving for superiority between the Father and the Son. 5. We all must obey God’s Word. National leaders and local officials are to punish evildoers and honor those who do well. If you are not convinced of this, then you may want to examine both the external evidences and the internal claimsof the Bible to be God’s Word. This means that He was involved in every detail that was recorded and written. The elders must submit to the Lord and be accountable to one another and to the church. What is the difference between teaching with true biblical authority and teaching with opinionated dogmatism. No individual, institution, or organization can supersede the authority of Scripture. God wouldn’t lie, nor could he be mistaken about anything. The Word of God infallibly carries God's power to save men's souls. The Authority of Scripture is a key issue for the Christian Church in this and every age. it. The Bible records the drama of redemption in the history of Israel and … Scriptures For Authority, Power & Spiritual Warfare. St. Peter, holding the keys, is scowling at Ernie. Thus, “In the day-to-day decisions which every church faces, elders are to seek and find the mind of the Lord through an uncoerced unanimity, reached after thorough and biblically-related discussion. And he should get busy studying the Bible and walking with God so that he can manage the home in a biblical manner. Sometimes (hopefully, rarely) the elders must take correction to the level of public church discipline (I will deal with this further when we come to Titus 3:10-11). If you use it to seek to accomplish the Master’s will by blessing and protecting those under your charge, you will be rewarded (Luke 12:42-48; 20:9-16). They finally get fed up and rebel. But, he will not abdicate authority to that employee. John Calvin's view of Scripture includes the ideas that Scripture is necessary for human understanding of God's revelation, that it is the equivalent of direct revelation, and that it is both "majestic" and "simple. a. The Authority of Scripture According to Scripture. 6:1, 4). The government should protect its citizens by passing and upholding just laws. The Hebrews had the Hebrew scriptures. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture Quotations are from the New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition © The Lockman Foundation, Related Topics: Ecclesiology (The Church), Teaching the Bible, Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, 1992 through his retirement in December, 2018. 6:1; Tit. This, my brethren, is condemned by God. Other important scriptures about submission and authority. Jesus affirmed the whole Old Testament, e.g. All authority on earth comes from the Sovereign of the universe. Later (Daniel 5), he directly confronted Belshazzar with his sin. The second part looks at some case studies, including human and sexual relationships, life issues, attitudes to lawful authority, and the changing of interest. I want to make seven statements about biblical authority, based upon Titus 2:15 and a few other texts. When you study these 15 scriptures about dominion, let the dominion and authority that belongs to you in Christ Jesus become a revelation on the inside of you. Because Baptists regard the Bible as the sole written authority for faith and practice, the Bible is foundational for Baptist doctrine and church polity. He announced that there were two rules in his club: First rule: I am the boss of this club. But it does mean that when the Bible clearly commands something, the preacher must not dodge the command or teach it as a helpful hint for happy living. Scripture is divinely inspired. All authority is designed for our blessing and protection. BIBLE SCRIPTURES – THE BELIEVERS’ AUTHORITY. Even in less extreme situations, many Christians have had bad experiences with authoritarian pastors who wrongly lord it over the flock. When Paul tells Titus (2:15), “Let no one disregard you,” he did not mean that Titus was to assert his authority by letting people know that they couldn’t push him around. Bible verses related to Authority from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance - Sort By Book Order . Unfortunately, the authority of Scripture does not fit neatly into patterns and examples that can be easily described. Though sometimes it Authority from heaven is God's doctrine (Rom. 2. We resist the concept of authority. When Paul wrote Romans 13, the supreme authority in Rome was the godless emperor, Nero. According to Wright, “When we take the phrase ‘the authority of Scripture’ out of its suitcase, then, we recognize that it can have Christian meaning only if we are referring to scripture’s authority in a delegated or mediated sense from that which God himself possesses and that which Jesus possesses as the risen Lord and Son of God, the Immanuel. But when it is exercised properly, authority blesses and protects those under it. The New Testament Scriptures quote the Old Testament Scriptures over 200 times. But even such confrontation must be done with respect towards the God-ordained position of authority. Scripture › Words About the Bible › Words of Measure and Reference. So as we approach Titus 2:15, we must avoid these extremes and seek to understand how these words apply: “These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Jesus affirmed the whole Old Testament, e.g. But, also they will call the captain on the carpet for not running his ship properly. There are three important claims the Bible makes about itself: 1) that the Scriptures are inspired by God, 2) that the Bible is true, and 3) that God's Word is relevant and useful in the world today. Only Christ has the authority to say what the church is and what Christians should teach. Yet the holy scriptures are by way of excellency attributed to God, for they are immediately inspired of God. Husbands are to love their wives and children, leading them into godliness by example and instruction. Matthew 28:18 - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Matthew 20:20-28 – “Those in high positions use their authority over them. No, Paul says, “but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.”. stream Ray Stedman put it this way (Discovery Paper 3500, “A Pastor’s Authority”), “The task of the elders is not to run the church themselves, but to determine how the Lord in their midst wishes to run his church.” He points out that much of this has already been made known through the Bible. In the exercise of … But the Son and the Spirit are equally God along with the Father. You can’t talk to me like that! It is the Word of the living God, and it must be preached as His commandment, not as an optional opinion that you may want to consider. They were simply God’s messengers, and often the great truths they wrote down were too profound for them to understand. Sermon Luke 4:1-13 According to the Scriptures. Those two priorities are sometimes elevated to the level of the Bible’s own authority so that we approach the Christian… 5:19-20). What is my attitude in the church, at home, and at work? And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. But, there is also a secondary aspect of authority, namely, the authority of position or office. Another sphere of authority is the local church. While it was funny, it’s the way that many think of authority. Thus the concept that authority implies responsibility and accountability should strike fear and trembling into the hearts of everyone in authority. 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