There’s been a lot of talk about ‘integrity’ following the Prime Minister’s resignation. Politicians and commentators have been lining up to say Boris had to go because he lacked ‘integrity’. But was that the real reason? Didn’t they know he lacked a commitment to the truth before he became leader of the Conservative Party? Wasn’t he a liar, a womaniser, and a cheat before he took office?
They knew his moral failings back then. But they were prepared to overlook them because he was a vote-winner. He was a success. However, following scandal after scandal, he had become an electoral disaster. That’s the real reason they got rid of him. Not because he lacked integrity, but because he had become a liability.
The Bible is absolutely clear when it comes to the qualities we should look for in church leaders.