In order for a society to function
properly, authority must be recognized in every avenue of life in our government,
homes, and schools. The same is true in religious matters. Someone
must be in authority . . . that someone is Christ.
- JESUS CHRIST HAS COMPLETE AUTHORITY IN RELIGIOUS
- God the Father said men are to listen to
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his
brother, brought them up on a high mountain by themselves, and was transfigured
before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white
as the light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with
Him. Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be
here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for
Moses, and one for Elijah." While he was still speaking, behold, a bright
cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
"This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" -- Matthew
- Jesus said He had been given complete authority in Heaven and on
Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority
has been given to Me in heaven and on earth." -- Matthew 28:18
- Note "ALL authority" in Heaven and earth.
- If Jesus has all authority in Heaven and on earth, how much does that
leave Moses, Elijah, and other religious leaders (living or dead)?
- Paul said that God gave Christ to be the head over "all
And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to
be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of
Him who fills all in all. -- Ephesians 1:22-23
Are we in agreement that Jesus Christ has complete authority
in religious matters?
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