The essence of authority is defined in the person of Jesus Christ, the head of the church and must be displayed in patterns of the church. The scriptures are the authoritative words spoken by Christ. We must pledge to give our utmost attention to His Word and view all things in light of it. The practice of submitting to the authority of Jesus Christ is the ultimate issue of a rising or a falling church.
18And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.
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