Since the very beginning of time, the question of authority has been central wherever more than one will is involved. The earliest recorded incident of a conflict of authority is found in Isaiah 14:13, where we read that Lucifer aspired to raise his throne above God and be like the Most High. From that time until now, the question of authority continues to be crucial where men come into contact with God and with other men. If we are going to be found in accord with the purpose of God, we must come to grips with the question of authority and let God direct us. Our purpose in this discussion is to focus our attention back to God and the scriptures, so that the Holy Spirit may make God's way plain to each one of us.