Society, to a great extent, has come to despise authority. With the myriads of ways in which authority—whether church authority, parental authority, or governmental authority—has been misused, there's no wonder. But does this mean we should throw it out completely?
This issue explores that question, helping followers of Jesus to understand the legitimate role of earthly authority while also setting the limits which that authority should not cross. In many cases, we are called to honor, submit to, and obey authority in this world, but we must always keep in mind that God is our highest authority. Learn biblical principles and see how those principles play out in practical examples.