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Summary: This is a message given for Wed. Night Prayer Meeting, and deals with our responsibility to Authority, and how we handle non-Biblical authority

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SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITIES

A Biblical Perspective

Romans 13:1-7

I THE UNIVERSAL SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY

A The unbeliever has an obligation to submit to authority.

B The believer has an obligation to submit to authority.

C The authority we are obligated to submit to is BIBLICAL AUTHORITY

II THE FOUNDATION OF AUTHORITY

A Submission is to BIBLICAL AUTHORITY

B What is BIBLICAL AUTHORITY

1 Biblical Authority is authority established by God

2 God established authority consistent with His nature – Deut 5

3 God established authority with the expressed purpose to point us to Christ – Galatians 3:24

III MY RESPONSIBILITY TO BIBLICAL AUTHORITY

A Biblical Authority is:

1 Biblically established authority

2 Authority consistent with the character of God

B I am not to rebel against Biblical Authority

1 Rebellion brings divine judgment

C I am to abide under Biblical Authority

1 Taxes

2 Respect

3 Honor

a There is no fear

b There is commendation

IV MY RESPONSIBILITY TO AUTHORITY THAT IS NOT BIBLICAL – LUKE 18

A I have a responsibility to confront biblical injustice

B I have a responsibility to CONTINUE to confront biblical injustice

C God will bring the appropriate judgment

D God is concerned with my faithfulness regarding this issue


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