53. Authoritarianism and Authority
Recently, we can see and hear of many articles which are against authoritarianism due to the dawn of the common. Needless to say, authoritarianism should be rejected. However, a society and nation rejecting authority will be chaos instead of cosmos. Authoritarianism should be rejected in terms of supporting dictatorship, oppression, arrogance and a false show of power. But, if authority itself is denied, a society and nation will be perished. An apostle, Paul, said “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” while his nation was taken by Rome. If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor (Roman 13:1) and Peter said " submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men ( 1peter 2:13)
and Jesus said " Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's"