Category Archives: Authority

Authority – Part 4

Seeking authority in modern times. I have followed the history of men seeking authority within churches beginning from the first century.  Unfortunately, the problem still exist today.  It is in man’s nature to want to control events, people and wealth.  … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 3

The downhill slide. When the “perfect” (the complete) came, the miraculous powers of the Holy Spirit ended and inspired writing ended.  Josephus records that Christians fled Jerusalem after its’ initial siege, but before its’ final siege, see Matt 24:15-21.  The … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 2

When did the delegated authority end? Jesus delegated authority and “power” to the apostles Matt 10:1.  The “seventy” and the apostles, were given authority over demons and physical harm Luke 9:1, 10:19 Acts 28:3-5.  Some measure of the “power” (the … Continue reading

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Authority – Part 1

Who is seeking it?  Who has it? In the first century, there were concerns about authority.  During the ministry of Jesus, the Pharisees wanted to know where he got authority. Matthew 21:23 23 Now when He came into the temple, … Continue reading

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