This is a part of a series
- A warning on government leadership, accountability and transparency (final post in series)
- Love, politics, leadership and democracy
- Love (first post)
Leaders are not put in place to dominate the people of the country, control them, spy on them, lie to them, and manipulate them. This is why I favor accountability and transparency for leadership, because it is well known that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
To sin is in our nature – and leadership is made up of people. When leadership goes wrong, it takes the country and sometimes even the whole world with it.
Therefore the bible advocates accountability and transparency – which is meant to be built into constitutions and into democracy – is vital to stop the enemy from doing his evil work through government.
If we lose transparency and accountability, if we refuse to bring our works into the light, then it is just a short matter of time before evil prospers in government – as it already does.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. – Eph 5:11
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. – John 3:20