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.
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
In Christianity, the term biblical authority refers to two complementary ideas: the extent to which one can regard the commandments and doctrines within the Old and New Testament scriptures as authoritative over humans’ belief and conduct.
Although the heart of leadership according to scripture is servanthood (Mark 10:42-45), the Bible also teaches that legitimate leaders have authority, in the sense of a right to direct others. This authority comes from God and is delegated to leaders for the good of the church.
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities which exist have been established by God.
The Power and Authority of the Believer reveals the great power, ability, and authority that the Lord has given to the Church (His Body). The Believer has been empowered by the Lord Jesus Christ to overcome the devil and the world.
Readers will learn that the name of Jesus gives believers authority in three worlds – beings in earth, beings under the earth, and beings in heaven. God has restored the believer’s authority in the earth through the rebirth of the human spirit and has given back that which Satan stole from Adam.
According to the Gospel of Matthew: Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
What are you loose on earth?
“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
Weber divided legitimate authority into three types:
- The first type discussed by Weber is legal-rational authority. …
- The second type of authority, traditional authority, derives from long-established customs, habits and social structures. …
- The third form of authority is charismatic authority.
Definition of authority
1a : power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior the president’s authority. b : freedom granted by one in authority : right Who gave you the authority to do as you wish? 2a : persons in command specifically : government the local authorities of each state.
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.
Romans 13:1-2 says: “Obey the government, for God is the One who has put it there. There is no government anywhere that God has not placed in power. So those who refuse to obey the law of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow.”
Attitudes and Actions. God calls us to an attitude of submission (respect and the inclination to obey) toward legitimate authorities regardless of the authority figure’s character (1 Peter 2:18).
What does the Bible say about leadership KJV?
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.