Friday, December 14, 2007

Authority Guarantees Freedom

"Tyranny excludes freedom, and is therefore fundamentally opposed to authentic humanness. But authority is not identical with tyranny. And Christians want to add that if tyranny destroys freedom, a right authority guarantees it. That is why the same New Testament which emphasizes 'freedom' through Christ also emphasizes both 'authority' and 'submission' as entirely consistent with it." ~ John Stott; Life in Christ; pp. 53-54

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