Someone just asked me the following question: “Richard, where is the Scripture that says we need ‘authority’ for what we do in corporate worship?”
What a heartbreaking question. When we loose all authority, and do whatever we want, God is marginalized. The God of heaven is ostensibly left to follow us along. Authority is there for a reason to maintain the humility of man and the superiority of God. Is grace really a code word for, “we can do anything we want?” I think not!
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift you up” (James 4:10).