Holy Authorities - Part 3
- So Apostle Paul teaches ( in Romans chapter 13)that regarding faith issues , rebellion against the spupreme authority of the church is not only a rebellion against supreme authority itself but is a rebellion against God who appointed this authority.
This message is beautifuly conved to the world by book of Ruth chapter 1 ( follow the link at the bottom to read )
Martin Luther, a roman priest rebelled against the Roman Pope 16th century. He disobeyed the spiritual authority of Pope and established the church. Later Luthers church itself split into thousands of "modern churches " and started teaching even most dejectful things are taught as christian.
Anyone who justified the sins with praises is a sin by itself. But it is better and blessful to stay in the church and its rule and regulatins and try to solve the faults. That will be helpful to get blessing from Lord.
The experience of Korah shows that it is destructing to question the supreeme head of the church on his spiritual authority. ( numbers chapter 16)
Follow the link again to read it.
Ruth : chapter 1
story of Korah
this article is wirtten by Dn. Joseph of Malecruz and published in Sunday Vision dated Sept 1-15, 2004.
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