Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

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The Blessing of Parental Authority

If we conducted an opinion poll with children raised in Christian homes, chances are that not many would list parental authority as a blessing.  This would be a great tragedy! Authority is a gift of God to his people and especially to families. Authority is often abused on the one hand and grossly neglected on the other. However, it is important not to frame one’s view of biblical authority based on the abuses of others. Human authority is a daily object lesson that all of creation is under the authority and rule of the Lord of the Universe. However, viewing authority as gift requires something of an attitude adjustment for many. The world, under the direction of Satan (Ephesians 2:1-3) […]