One could define spiritual authority as the power to support the opening of the. entire universe – and especially of the life of human beings – toward union with the redeeming ultimate reality.
If Jesus has All authority, that means there is no authority except that which He gives or allows to be taken. But one thing is certain, there is no power or authority that can ever overthrow the Kingdom of God, and so we rejoice in hope because Jesus has won the victory for us!
Paul states that everyone should submit to civil authorities, which have been authorized by God.
Biblical authority refers to the notion that the Bible represents the word of God and is authoritative and useful in guiding matters of Christian practice.
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
He is God’s special agent of revelation and claims to act on God’s behalf (cf. 1:18; 3:34-35; 5:17). On another occasion, Jesus asserts that his words are ‘Spirit and life’ (6:63). Jesus’ command to the dead Lazarus (11:43) demonstrates his authority to give life to whomever he wishes (5:21).
Matthew 28:18 is the eighteenth verse of the twenty-eighth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament. This verse is part of the Great Commission narrative, containing the emphatic declaration of Jesus’ absolute authority over the universe.
The fever quickly obeyed and left. Similarly, the believer has power and authority over sicknesses and diseases: “When he had called his twelve disciples to him, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.” (Matthew 10:1).
Governing authority means the body which exercises the legislative functions of a political subdivision.
What is the meaning of Romans 13 1?
In Romans 13:1-7, Paul is writing to Gentile believers in Rome to obey, not Roman secular/pagan authority, but to obey the God-ordained authority of the synagogue rulers in Rome. This presupposes that the early Jesus believers were continuing to meet with Judean non-believers within the synagogues.
The order of authority derives from God, as the Apostle says [in Romans 13:1–7]. For this reason, the duty of obedience is, for the Christian, a consequence of this derivation of authority from God, and ceases when that ceases.
Furthermore, the Church Fathers are of supreme authority whenever they all interpret in one and the same manner any text of the Bible, as pertaining to the doctrine of faith or morals; for their unanimity clearly evinces that such interpretation has come down from the Apostles as a matter of Catholic faith.
The Bible is considered to be the most important source of authority for Christians because it contains the teachings of God and Jesus.
Because the Bible is the inspired Word of God, God’s special revelation to humanity that is completely truthful in all it teaches, The Scriptures are the ultimate authority for the Christian. The Bible is our “norming-norm”, or the standard we use to evaluate what is true and false and right and wrong.