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The authority of christ part 4

THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST(Part 4)

Matt. 28:18-20

[By Ron Halbrook]


The authority of christ

THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST

Introduction:

1. Matt. 28:18-20 Christ proclaimed his authority: we must submit to receive salvation


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Matt. 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


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Introduction:

2. To understand & apply the authority of Christ:

I. Authority of Christ Expressed in Scripture

II. Authority of Christ as Savior

III. Authority of Christ in Local Church

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ


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“The seed is the word of God”

Luke 8:11Seed of Kingdom

Matt. 28:18-20Unchanging Truth of Gospel

Acts 2:38, 47Original Baptism, Church of Christ

“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

A. Unchanging Truth of Gospel: Seed of Kingdom

  • Like seed, the original gospel always produces New Testament Christians


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Watermelon seed

Tomato seed

Gospel seed

New Testament

Christians,

members of the

church of Christ

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

A. Unchanging Truth of Gospel: Seed of Kingdom

  • Like seed, the original gospel always produces New Testament Christians


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IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

B. Christ Warned of Gradual Departures

  • Apostasy: Lawless Spirit of “the Man of Sin” (2 Thess. 2:3-7)


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2 Thess. 2:3-7

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The Lawless Spirit of “the Man of Sin”


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2 Thess. 2:3-7

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

The Lawless Spirit of “the Man of Sin”


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IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

C. Christ’s Warning Became Tragic Reality

  • Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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  • 2nd-3rd Century: Apostasy in local organization

    • Elevate one bishop to “presiding bishop”

Presiding Bishop

Presiding Bishop

Bishops

Deacons

All Saints

Bishops

Deacons

All Saints

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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  • 2nd -3rd Century: Apostasy in local organization

    • Large churches oversee small ones

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


The authority of christ part 4

  • 2nd -3rd Century: Apostasy in local organization

    • Large churches oversee small ones

Presiding Bishop

Bishops

Deacons

All Saints

Local Church

Local Church

Local Church


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  • 2nd -3rd Century: Apostasy in local organization

    • Large church oversee programs for churches in a city, region, or province

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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  • 2nd -3rd Century: Apostasy in local organization

    • Large church oversee programs for churches in a city, region, or province

    • Bishop of large city church elevated to“Metropolitan Bishop” or “Archbishop”

    • In 606 Boniface III of Rome “Universal Bishop”

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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2nd -3rd Century: Church councils met to settle doctrine, write creeds

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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2nd -3rd Century: Church councils met to settle doctrine, write creeds

  • Church Council

  • Bishops from churches meet

  • Debate, vote on doctrine

  • Write creeds to bind churches

Local Church

Local Church

Local Church


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  • 3rd-4th Century: Easter, Christmas

    • Adapted from paganism

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

C. Christ’s Warning Became Tragic Reality

  • Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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5th Century: Incense & candles

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

C. Christ’s Warning Became Tragic Reality

  • Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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6th Century: Crucifix

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

C. Christ’s Warning Became Tragic Reality

  • Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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7th Century: Purgatory

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

C. Christ’s Warning Became Tragic Reality

  • Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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9th Century: Holy Water

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

C. Christ’s Warning Became Tragic Reality

  • Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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7th-11th Century: Development of papal power

12th Century: Instrumental music in worship

14th Century: Sprinkling declared equal to immersion

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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16th Century: Claims of holy relics (sold)

16th Century: Persecute heretics from Catholicism

19th Century: Pope declared infallible in doctrine

19th Century: Immaculate conception of Mary

20th Century: Corporeal assumption of Mary

Steps of Apostasy Created Roman Catholicism


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IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

D. Basic Doctrines of Catholicism

  • Catholic Church thru Its Hierarchy Conveys Salvation


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IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

D. Basic Doctrines of Catholicism

  • Sacraments as Vehicles of Grace

    • Baptism: Any mode, baby or adult

    • Confirmation: Profess faith, receive H.S.

    • Penance: Sin after baptism absolved

    • Mass: Sacrifice of Christ, Transubstantiation

    • Extreme Unction: Last anointing

    • Orders: Divine power & grace for office

    • Matrimony: Union under church law


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“The seed is the word of God”

Luke 8:11Seed of Kingdom

Matt. 28:18-20Unchanging Truth of Gospel

Acts 2:38, 47Original Baptism, Church of Christ

“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

E. Unchanging Truth of Gospel: Seed of Kingdom

  • Like seed, the original gospel always produces New Testament Christians


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THE AUTHORITY OF CHRIST

Watermelon seed

Gospel seed

Catholic seed

New Testament

Christians,

members of the

church of Christ

Members of

Roman Catholic

Church

IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

E. Unchanging Truth of Gospel: Seed of Kingdom

  • Like seed, the original gospel always produces New Testament Christians


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IV. Gradual Departures from the Authority of Christ

F. All Things We Preach & Practice Must Be Authorized by the New Testament

  • Book, chapter, & verse

  • General or specific terms

  • Statement, example, or implication

  • Divine silence forbids, excludes, & prohibits

  • Speak where the Bible speaks, be silent where the Bible is silent

  • Original church of Christ under his authority


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Invitation:

1. Matt. 28:18-20 Christ proclaimed his authority: we must submit to receive salvation


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Matt. 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


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