In the World, But Not of the World: The Problems of Corruption & Broken Economies

Date recorded: 22 May 2016 | Speaker: Sebastian Vaduva | Event: ELF Politics and Society Network


Jesus called his disciples to be the salt and light of the earth, but does that include the political and administrative sphere? Politicians and public administrators tend to become corrupted, especially in broken economies with legacies of atheism and communism. Kleptocracy and cronyism seem to be the norm rather than the exception. But were the Egyptian, Babylonian, and Roman Empires any less corrupt in the times of Joseph, Daniel, and the saints in Caesar’s household? If God called them to minister in those harsh and corrupt realities, surely He must have a plan for the 21st century Christian leaders of Europe! This talk outlines the intrinsic problems of corruption within the context of post-Soviet Eastern Europe and the secular European Union and provides practical, biblical solutions on how Christian leaders can be salt and light in Europe.