- Where does all authority and power come from?
All authority and power in heaven and on earth originates in the Triune God and has been given to the Lord Jesus Christ.
- If all authority is from God, what kind of authority can humans have?
Because all authority is from God, all human authority is delegated and limited.
- What does it mean that all human authority is delegated?
Delegated authority means that it was given directly by God and can be revoked by Him.
- What does it mean that all human authority is limited?
All human authority is limited by the particular assignments given to them by God in His Word. Any leader who goes beyond, misuses, or abdicates their particular assignments has no authority to do so.
- What governments have been established directly by God?
God has established the responsibility of self-government in every individual, and family government, church government, and civil government in society.
- Who is the Head of every government and power?
The Lord Jesus Christ. Since He exercised self-government perfectly in His sinless life, atoning death, and glorious resurrection and ascension, He has been made Father of all the families of the earth, King of all the kingdoms of the earth, and the only Head of the Church in heaven and on earth.