"i have never known disobedience to the definite command of a parent, even if that parent were mistaken, that was not followed by retribution... the responsibility is with a parent, in such a case, and it is a serious one. when the son or daughter can say in all sincerity, 'i am waiting for thee, Lord, to open the way,' the matter is in his hands to take it up"wow. i think this would also apply to obedience to the godly authority that God has placed over us (such as the elders and pastors of our church).
this could only be written by someone who also wrote:
"how important to learn... to move man, though God, by prayer alone"
what do you think?