Friday July 29, 2016

Authority & the Christian

By Dr. Dale A. Robbins

The subject of “authority” is one of those sensitive issues that is often viewed with controversy or cynicism in today’s society. The nonconformist revolution of the 1960’s, together with the widely publicized scandals in government, helped to promote a trendy, stylish disregard toward ethics, laws and authority figures. However, despite these popular secular attitudes, authority remains as a very important institution to God, one which is critical for Christians to understand in order to properly relate to Him and His system of values.

To begin with, God places a high value on authority because He is the one who created it. The Bible says that all authority comes from and originates with God. He is the absolute source of authority in the universe, and has delegated His principle of authority to mankind to maintain order in the world. “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves” (Rom. 13:1-2)... Read More >>
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About Sex and Marriage Prayer Changed America's History!
All Things Work Together For Good Prayer Saved Our Lives in a Twister
Antidote for Fear Prayer is the Key
Authority: What Christians Should Know Principles of Great Faith
Avoiding Hurts and Offenses in the Church Revival Broke Out in Our Church
Before You Quit Your Church Satan's Secret Weapon: Unforgiveness!
Bible Reference Guide Sowing and Reaping Seeds of Discord
Breaking Spiritual Strongholds Spiritual Gifts: Their Origin & Purpose
Can there be Unity between Churches? Survival in a Deadly Earthquake!
Check Your Attitude The Chastening of the Lord
Christ's Tomb Is Still Empty! The Gospel: A Matter Of Life Or Death
Complaining Only Makes Things Worse The Ministry of Friendliness
Dealing With Trespasses The Power of Praise and Worship
Death Comes When You Least Expect It The Reason for the Christmas Season
Defeating Your Adversary, the Devil The Steps of a Good Man
Discipline Your Kids! The Tithe Belongs to the Lord
Do You Have Warped Spiritual Values? The Victorious Christian Life
Do You Have a Critical Spirit? Things May be Better Than You Think
Don't Go To Hell Ways To Help Your Church
Drug Abuse and the Christian Ways to Encourage Your Pastor
First Steps For New Christians What Does It Mean To Be A Christian?
Freedom From the Bondage to Offenses What Was Your Name Again?
Guidance Toward Godly Choices What is Meant by Traditional Values?
How To Receive Healing From God What is the New Age Movement?
How to Find a Good Church What's Wrong With Gossip?
How to Get Along with People When All Else Fails, it's Time to Pray
In God We Trust When Sin Persists in the Church
Is Your Tongue out of Control? When Your Church is Without a Pastor
It's a Wonderful Life Why Christians Need Fellowship
Life-style Danger! Why Should Christians Attend Church?
My Father's Watch Why So Many Bible Translations?
Never The Same Again Why Some Prayers Go Unanswered

What People Ask About The Church - Index

Can Real Miracles and Wonders Occur Today?
Do Signs and Wonders Validate Man of God?
Does Size Matter to a Church's Success?
Glossary of Church Terms
How Believers Should Handle Disputes and Offenses
How Can I Help the Spiritual Climate of My Church?
How Can I Recognize a Genuine Man of God?
How Can I Select a Good Church?
How Come a Pastor Only Has to Work One Day?
How Did Jesus' Disciples Become Called Christians?
How Do I Decide to Change Churches?
How to Avoid Getting Hurt in a Church
Is It Necessary to Be a Church Member?
Is It True That Some Churches Handle Snakes?
Should Ministers Receive Pay for Their Ministry?
What Are Deacons?
What Are Elders, Bishops and Pastors?
What Can I Do to Be a Help to My Church?
What Does It Mean to Call for the Church Elders?
What if I'm Not Getting Fed by My Church?
What Is a Charismatic Church?
What Is a Dysfunctional Church?
What Is a Fundamentalist Christian?
What Is a Liturgical Church?
What Is a Pentecostal Church?
What Is an Ecumenical Church?
What Is an Evangelical Church?
What Is Church Government?
What Is It Like to Be a Pastor of a Church?
What is Meant by "Traditional Values?"
What Is Meant by the Church Fathers?
What Is the Church?
What Is the Mission of the Church?
What Things Contribute to Church Stability?
What's a Church"s Most Important Doctrine?
What's Difference Between a Church and a Cult?
What's Most Important About a Church?
What's Most Requirements of Church Workers?


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What's the Church's Greatest Challenges?
What's the Difference, Protestants and Catholics?
What's the Qualifications of a Minister?
Why Are Churches Associated With Cannibalism?
Why Are Churches Considered Nonprofit Orgs?
Why Are Churches Considered Nonprofit Orgs?
Why Are Ministers Called "Reverend?"
Why Are Most Services Based Around Preaching?
Why Are Preachers After Everybody's Money?
Why Are So Many Dishonest Church Leaders?
Why Are Some Ministers Called "Parsons?"
Why Are There Different Views About Spiritual Gifts?
Why Are There So Many Hypocrites in the Church?
Why Do Churches Baptize People?
Why Do churches Emphasize Church Growth?
Why Do Churches Have Constitution and By-laws?
Why Do Churches Have Different Ways of Worship?
Why Do Churches Hold Revivals?
Why Do Churches Practice the Lord's Supper?
Why Do Churches Require Premarital Counseling?
Why Do Churches Stress Authority?
Why Do Churches Teach People to Give Tithes?
Why Do Churches Teach Spiritual Accountability?
Why Do Churches Use Offering Envelopes?
Why Do Churches Use the Bible For Teachings?
Why Do Many Churches Oppose Halloween
Why Do Most Christian Churches Meet on Sunday?
Why Do So Many Churches Have Splits?
Why Do Some Churches Forbid Women Preachers?
Why Do Some Churches Speak in Tongues?
Why Do Some Churches Turn Persons over to Satan?
Why Do Some Churches Wash One Another's Feet?
Why Is a Church Called a "House of Prayer?"
Why Is Christmas Controversial in Some Churches?
Why Is Easter Controversial in Some Churches?
Why Is It Hard to Find a Perfect Church?
Why Should Christians Go to Church?
Why So Many Different Churches?
Why So Many Translations of the Bible?

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