Some churches teach that their leaders are absolute authorities over their members in order to enforce conformity to church beliefs and occasionally to gain acceptance for new church beliefs.One of the most dramatic examples of this phenomenon occurred when the Mormon church decided that African-Americans could finally be accepted into church leadership positions;a complete reversal of their prior doctrine.
Unfortunately the authority of church autocrats is man-given rather than God-given and in fact they are selected through a voting process open to the hierarchy of the church, a process that has produced some thoroughly flawed leaders whose decisions have then been reversed by their successors.
Fortunately Jesus made it clear that God had given Him authority both in the world as well as in heaven.
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
THANK GOD WE NEED NO OTHER SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY !