Resources: authority

Created to Govern the Earth

By Randy Alcorn | June 30, 2013
Randy Alcorn quotes Dallas Willard who says that we were created to govern the earth and were therefore made in the divine likeness of God. Randy further clarifies that the statement found in Genesis 1 that we were created in the divine image is in the immediate context of our God given job to rule the earth. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Authority as a Reward

By Randy Alcorn | June 30, 2013
Randy Alcorn quotes several verses showing that in Heaven God will give authority as a reward. And though we will lay our crowns before God like the elders do in Revelation 4:10, this does not mean we will walk away from our positions of leadership as given by God. Rather, the image of laying our crowns before Him demonstrates that our positions of leadership will be dedicated to God. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Hierarchy Is Not Necessarily Bad

By Randy Alcorn | June 30, 2013
Because of our experiences with hierarchy in this world, the idea of having someone over us and someone under us inherently carries a negative connotation. But Randy Alcorn explains that because God is absolutely good, hierarchy in God's kingdom will not have the negative aspects we experience in this fallen world. All will have some area of responsibility, will be under the authority of someone and possibly have authority over others. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class.

Truth Trumps Experience: Thoughts on the Authority of God’s Word

By Julia (Stager) Mayo, Stephanie Anderson | November 7, 2012
A few months ago, our staff ran across this blog post written by a marketing manager for a Christian bookstore. Although he specifically mentions Randy’s book Heaven, the issue his post brings up certainly isn’t limited to Randy’s books or even just the subject of eternity. Blogger Derek Ouellette writes: