Tag: authority

Babel and Power

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton). Humans dedicate quite a lot of their resources to the acquisition, accumulation, or maintenance of power, far more than they mightContinue reading

A Crisis of Authority

These days “authority” is often seen as almost a “dirty” word. People show very little respect for authority and remain skeptical about any claims of authority. The news is full of people in whom authorityContinue reading

Fundamental Aspects of Biblical Authority

Authority is not well recognized or understood in the modern world; our society has reduced everything to relativism and whatever the individual believes is correct. Matters of religious authority have also been affected, although disputationsContinue reading

The Christian and Proper Perspective

It is one of the great conundrums and challenges of “Christendom” today: how can so many sincere people read the same book, ostensibly confess the same Lord, and yet come to such radically different conclusionsContinue reading

Fake Gospels

People these days are hearing a lot about “fake news”; it has become a concern across the political spectrum. “Fake news” feature reports which may invent stories and pass them off as real or provideContinue reading

The Christian and Authority

“For I also am a man under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goeth; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he cometh; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’Continue reading

Gender Roles in the Work of the Church

Western culture has experienced a sea change in attitudes regarding gender roles over the past century. Long held customs have been entirely overthrown; in such an environment we should not be surprised to see theContinue reading

The Kingdom of God

And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, ‘Lo, here!’ or, ‘There!’ For lo,Continue reading