The Bible. The Christian holy book is the Bible and this is the most important source of authority for Christians, as it contains the teachings of God and Jesus Christ . All Christians, regardless of denomination , regard the Bible as the starting point for guidance about their faith.
Bible Gateway Romans 13 :: NIV. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Authority is defined as the power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. … I encourage you today to remember Who the ultimate Authority is, our Lord Jesus Christ!
God has established two kinds of authority–the spiritual and the temporal –for our good and the good of all people.
The case for biblical authority stems from the claim that God has revealed himself in written form through human authors and that the information contained in canonical books is not of human origin.
Patristics – The Holy Fathers are of supreme authority whenever they all interpret in one and the same manner any text of the Bible, as pertaining to the doctrine of faith or morals; for their unanimity clearly evinces that such interpretation has come down from the Apostles as a matter of Catholic faith.
Walking in spiritual authority or divine ability is living under the influence of God’s grace and unlimited favour. It means to have spiritual power and authority of God. Spiritual authority of the believer gives Christian the enablement to live a fruitful and prosperous life.
For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.”
Although the heart of leadership according to scripture is servanthood (Mark 10:42-45), the Bible also teaches that legitimate leaders have authority, in the sense of a right to direct others. This authority comes from God and is delegated to leaders for the good of the church. … Encourage and rebuke with all authority.
It appears that the purpose of the question posed to Jesus was that the authorities were hoping to trap him. … If, however, they assert that John’s authority came only from man then they can continue to attack Jesus, but they will be in a lot of trouble due to John’s great popularity.
: with the permission of (someone in power) He was acting under the authority of the company president.
Christian churches regard the question of authority — the divine right to preach, act in the name of God and direct the Lord’s church — in different ways. … Some who broke away from those churches say they find authority in the inerrancy of the Bible.