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Hierarchical-Authority

"But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."    - Jesus ; Matthew 23.8-12


"Jesus called them together and said, 'You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.'"    - Jesus ; Matthew 20.25-26


"The domination system— here described as being of 'the Gentiles,' in which 'rulers lord it over them and their great ones are tyrants over them'— shall not be so among those who follow Jesus."    - Borg, Marcus J.; Crossan, John Dominic ; The Last Week


"There was no place for the proud and the mighty, for people who think that God called them to rule over others."    - James H. Cone ; The Cross and the Lynching Tree


"If there is no Bishop, there will eventually be no King."    - King James VI of Scotland ; Responsible for an English translation of the New Testament that endorses the hierarchical structure of the Empire.


"Jesus said to them, 'The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.'"    - Jesus ; Luke 22.25-17


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