Quotes about Authority-Church
Spiritual authority depends more on care given than on power wielded.
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.
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.
A church leader who has to assert his authority doesn’t have much (Lynn Anderson).
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.