By Lance Landall
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God will hold accountable, leaders in the Christian church;
Their every word and action, and their heart He’ll also search.
For they’re watchmen on the walls, of the church that He holds dear,
They’re watchmen He’s appointed, till that time when He’ll appear.
They’re to guard the church’s gate, lest Satan enter, and
And on the Day of Judgment, will answer to the Magistrate.
Where, if they have been faithful, He will say to them, “Well done,”
Or, if they’ve been disloyal, “Depart from Me. Reward? There’s none.”
Each Christian’s an ambassador, who represents the Lord,
Each one is accountable; rebellion they can’t afford.
But more so, those who’re leaders, for they’re there to guide the flock,
And uphold each precious truth, entrusted to them, by the Rock.
So, woe betide those leaders, who soon stray from what is
Or act hypocritically, mislead, or division incite.
Yes, woe betide those leaders, who distort God’s Holy Word,
And who bring into the church, wrong that they think is preferred.
All leaders should make sure, that what’s said and done is
For the Lord will not excuse, those who’re careless with the Light.
Throughout Israel’s history, and the reign of each new king,
Kings were classed as good or bad, given the following thing:
When they embraced idolatry, they were considered as bad,
And that foolish choice they made, soon saw Israel troubled and sad.
But, when they shunned idolatry, and/or such evil removed,
They were considered as good, and Israel’s lot improved.
And so it is with leaders, in the Christian church today,
They’ll either shun what is wrong, or embrace what’ll lead astray.
Thus, within the sight of God, they’ll be classed as good or bad,
And receive eternal death, or, in Heavenly robes be clad.
Not in leaders, but in God we trust, and given history, that's a must.
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