Quotes for Topic: Authority-church
Church officers must exercise…authority with a theology of the cross. As servants of Christ, they are servants of Chris’s people, and their power is for the building up of the church. That power is limited to what the Word of God commands, and temptations to add to or subtract from it must be resisted. The church has no right to bind consciences of its members without warrant from the Word.
Reference: Knowing His Voice, Tabletalk, March, 2009, p. 16. Used by Permission.
Contrary to contemporary wisdom, the Bible teaches that one cannot yield to the authority of the Word without submitting to the authority of the church.
Reference: Knowing His Voice, Tabletalk, March, 2009, p. 15. Used by Permission.
A church without authority is no church at all, and that self-created authority is in essence no authority at all. If person A is free to establish his own church of his own will, person B, when under this self-created authority can flee said authority simply by self-creating his own authority.
Reference: Who is Allowed (According to God’s Word) to Start a Church?, February 25, 2014, Used by Permission.