Tuesday, March 13, 2007


In many church circles it is common to talk about lines of authority. This is sometimes referred to as covering. The popular teaching holds to the idea that we must be under someone’s authority. For the blessing to be received you need to be in relationship to an apostle or at least a pastor. Thank God the Galatians had a phone line to their Apostle Paul.

3 Questions

1. Under whose authority did Jesus do His ministry?

2. Under whose authority did John the Baptist do his ministry?

3. Did the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26-39) go and tell the good news and perhaps even start churches? If so, whose authority was he under?

Somene might say that this line of thought might produce anarchy or rebellion. Possibly.

Can you guarantee that the system that is in place today never produces control or apathy?

1 comment:

Jamie A. Grant said...

Gee, you break apart a gigantic premise that we cling to in our churches. One little post to tear down a sacred cow and then you move on. It's just that easy, eh?