AUTHORITY of the Priest-Hood: Who is that?

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AUTHORITY

An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created. The second entry goes on to clarify that, when using the term "author," the "anything" which is created is most usually associated with a written work.


The word “Authority” derives from the Latin word “auctoritas” meaning invention, advice, opinion, influence or commands which originate from an auctor indicating that authority originates from a master, leader, ruler, or author.


Essentially, “authority” is imposed by “superiors” upon “inferiors” either by FORCE of arms (structural authority) or by FORCE of argument (sapiential authority). Usually authority has components of both compulsion (force) and persuasion. For this reason, as used in Roman law, authority is differentiated “potestas” (legal or military power) and “imperium” (persuasive political rank or standing).


AUTHOR'ITY, n. [L. auctoritas.] Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:

1. Legal power, or a right to commend or to act; as the authority of a prince/king over subjects, and of parents over children. Power; rule; sway. (Ed. Note: This is a false understanding of “Power”: the idea that anyone of flesh should have power or rule or force or dominion over someone else).

2. The power derived from opinion, respect or esteem; influence of character or office; credit; as the authority of age or example, which is submitted to or respected, in some measure, as a law, or rule of action. That which is claimed in justification or support of opinions and measures.

3. Testimony; witness; or the person who testifies; as, the Gospels or the evangelists are our authorities for the miracles of Christ.

4. Weight of testimony; credibility; as a historian of no authority.

5. Weight of character; respectability; dignity; as a magistrate of great authority in the city.

6. Warrant; order; permission.

By what “authority” dost thou these things. Matthew 21. Acts 9.

7. Precedents, decisions of a court, official declarations, respectable opinions and says, also the books that contain them, are call authorities, as they influence the opinions of others; and in law, the decisions of supreme courts have a binding force upon inferior courts, and are called authorities.

8. Government; the persons or the body exercising power or command; as the local authorities of the states.

AU'THOR, n. [L. auctor. The Latin word is from the root of augeo, to increase, or cause to enlarge. The primary sense is one who brings or causes to come forth.]

1. One who produces, creates, or brings into being; as, God is the “author” of the Universe.

2. The beginner, former, or first mover of any thing; hence, the efficient cause of a thing. It is appropriately applied to one who composes or writes a book, or original work, and in a more general sense, to one whose occupation is to compose and write books; opposed to compiler or translator.

WHO IS THE AUTHOR of your salvation and Eternal Life?

Who is the ONLY Author-ity who NEVER uses Force but always to voluntarily yield your will and heart unto Him?


Related Words

Dictator Ruler Domination Compulsion Force Master/Slave

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