The Ara Yevi samba school performs on a float showcasing Pope Francis during carnival in Gualeguaychu, Argentina, early Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. ⇒⇒⇒⇒⇒
Yes, this is actually a word… demagoguery and its definition is: a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
Demagoguery is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side. Demagoguery is a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people.
I see this word being played out in many of the world’s political leaders as well as prominent religious leaders. Politics come in all shapes and sizes and in the end it leads to idol worship… someone…anyone taking the place of God Almighty… Creator of heaven and earth.
I hate the noise that so many leaders are constantly clamoring… that they believe to be leadership.
I desire godly leaders for my country and in my walk with Jesus. And we are given clear guidance from God’s word on what that looks like.
When Israel journeyed from Egypt to the Promised Land 3000 years ago… God provided clear instruction for leaders… we find it in Exodus 18:21… Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.
And the Apostle Paul, 2000 years ago gave instructions for how Christians should walk daily in our lives. He said in Philippians 2:3… Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
These are the traits that this pilgrim will look for to get my vote or to get me to listen to them… and I will always keep my eyes fixed on the author and finisher of my faith…JESUS!