Freedom and Authority (Download)
From the Booklet: “Authority" is a word that makes most people think of law and order, direction and restraint, command and control, dominance and submission, respect and obedience. How, I wonder, do you react to such ideas? Have they any place in your vision of the life that is good and sweet? If so, you are unusual. One tragedy of our time is that, having these associations, "authority" has become almost a dirty word in the Western world, while opposition to authority in schools, families and society generally is cheerfully accepted as something that is at least harmless and perhaps rather fine."
In this collection of essays, Dr. J.I. Packer addresses the anti-authority attitudes that pervade our modern society. Many wish to be free, yet fail to realize that true freedom can only come when we submit ourselves to God in Christ. Our faith and obedience are tied to whether we consider God's Word authoritative for our lives. Will we go our own way, or will we hear the call of our King?
These essays were first presented at the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy.
Publication Date: 1981
Topic: Authority, Bible, Inerrancy, Inspiration,