** No one argues against the authority God gave Adam.**
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Or when God gave Moses the authority to judge His people.
14Now when Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this thing that you are doing for the people? Why do **you alone sit as judge **and all the people stand about you from morning until evening?”
Or when Moses chose the twelve judges who were given the “authority”
25Moses chose able men out of all Israel and made them heads over the people, leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
26They judged the people at all times; the difficult dispute they would bring to Moses, but every minor dispute **they themselves would judge. **
What about Father Abraham or Jacob who became a Father of the twelve? These men were given authority by God to lead His people.
Am I the only one who sees the “theme” here?
Authority has been passed on down from the begining. And to deny authority is to deny God Himself.
God Himself gave the authority to His Son
So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” who then gave it to Peter who became our first pope which is Italian for poppa which means Father.
(And out of the twelve only one had his name changed by God and that was Peter! Look at Abraham and Israel both had their names changed by God) (Saul who went by Paul did not have his name changed by God)
A father is someone who loves his family and leads them to safety. God the Father chose men to be like fathers to lead His people to Him.
Fathers have authority!
It’s no wonder that people have a problem with authority. They must have problems with their fathers. Didn’t Martin Luther have a “father issue”?Anyway…
Protestants make themselves the authority. They become their own “pope”. There is no one in “charge” of their church. Their denominations are filled with “popes”.
Who came up with that saying?
“Have you accepted Jesus as **your own personal **Lord and Savior?”
Like I could own Jesus!:rolleyes:Really,who did?