Authority Forgives

Mark wants to convince his readers that Jesus has authority on earth like God does in heaven. Since I carry this baggage with authority, what do I do with Jesus when he claims to have authority? I hold him to the same query as I would other authorities in my life. I question if his authority is legitimate, and I examine how he uses it. Jesus claims that his healing power legitimizes his authority, and he uses his heavenly authority not for personal advantage, but to forgive and to bring wholeness to a broken man. This is a good test for those who claim spiritual authority. Do they forgive others?… Read More Authority Forgives