From Whence Cometh the Authority of a Pastor?

One of the central topics in my novel is the issue of church authority. When a pastor stands before a congregation claiming to be teaching the truth of God’s word, on what authority does he stand? Did God truly place him in that position or did he place himself in that position? Is the validity of his authority based on the consent of his followers or has it been bestowed upon him from On High? In other words, is his authority given by God or created by man? And how do we know? Continue reading “From Whence Cometh the Authority of a Pastor?”