It is too bad that Eddie Long feels like David when confronted by Goliath…and boasts of his five stones—instead of feeling like David when confronted by Nathan…and humbled himself unto repentance. ~KP©
With the advent of so many support groups in America today, “accountability” has become one of the big “buzz words” of our culture. Those of us who have struggled with life-dominating habits have learned to meet together so that we can be answerable to each other about how we are doing with that problem. But the principle of accountability in the Bible means much more than just telling another person how we have done with our particular problem that week. It means that we should hold our entire lives accountable to those believers we have joined ourselves with. It is one of the tremendous tools the Lord has given us in our own personal war with sin.
This tool that God gave us, when I tried to use it, that was the beginning of my fall in the institutionalized church. I learned quickly that you should never correct one of the top ten tithers.
Unfortunately, IC short for institutionalized church has turned accountability into the “ability to count”.
Because of our mobile society and the make-up of our large churches, believers find it very easy to attend church without any true accountability. This is one of the great tragedies of the Church today: millions of Christians “doing their own thing,” without being answerable to the leadership God has placed over them and even to each other. This is one of the main reasons sin is so rampant today in our churches.