The Source of Authority

If we do not have the proper source of authority, it leads to:

  • Disobedience – Colossians 3:17
  • Division – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13
  • Apostasy

Throughout “church history,” apostasy has come from people not following the proper source of authority.

Catholicism – 3 sources of authority

  • Word of God
  • Decrees of the pope
  • Church tradition

Protestantism – 3 sources of authority

  • Word of God
  • Creeds of men
  • Traditions of men

True Disciples of Christ – 1 source of authority

  • Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18), revealed in His word (John 16:13)

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