Wednesday, April 02, 2008


How about Accontability?

Enrichment Journal Ag

The Bible teaches accountability. Furthermore, it teaches that accountability is personal. Denominations, congregations, boards, and committees have responsibilities, but in the final analysis accountability is personal. Society likes to place blame elsewhere. Adam attempted to transfer blame to Eve: “The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree” (Genesis 3:12). That has been the practice of people ever since.

Privilege always requires accountability. To be accountable is to be “obliged to account for one’s acts; responsible.” Accountability is “the state of being accountable, answerable, liable, or responsible.”

Individual accountability is taught in clear and direct terms: “Every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12). We are born as individuals and we shall die as individuals. It is person by person, soul by soul, one by one. The individual will personally answer; an individual inquiry will require individual responsibility. Instead of judging others, let us keep our own house in order (2 Corinthians 4:1–7; Romans 14:12).

When men stand before God, whether it be at the judgment seat of Christ where the saints will be judged or before the Great White Throne where sinners will be judged, no one will look at another with contempt or censoriousness.

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