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Scott Morrison Says People Shouldn't 'Trust' Governments And Should Instead Trust God

Stewart Perrie

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Scott Morrison Says People Shouldn't 'Trust' Governments And Should Instead Trust God

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Scott Morrison has ironically told churchgoers that they shouldn't trust in the government, even though he literally was the face of the government.

The former Prime Minister gave a speech at the Victory Life Centre in Perth over the weekend, which is a Pentecostal church run by tennis star Margaret Court.

During his address, he explained why people can never really put their faith in those who lead because, at the end of the day, there is only one true leader.

“We trust in Him. We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust in United Nations, thank goodness,” Morrison said in the Sunday sermon.

Credit: Network 10
Credit: Network 10

“We don’t trust in all of these things, fine as they might be and as important as the role that they play. Believe me, I’ve worked in it, and they are important.

“But as someone who’s been in it, if you are putting your faith in those things, like I put my faith in the Lord, you are making a mistake. Firstly, they are fallible. I’m so glad we have a bigger hope.”

To be fair, considering Scott Morrison has worked in politics for years and was the Prime Minister, he'd probably know a thing or two about why you can't trust the government.

In fact, his view about distrusting the powers that be is shared by nearly half the country.

Only 52 per cent of Australians trust the government, according to The 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer, which was published in February this year.

That's down from a high of 61 per cent during the Covid-19 pandemic, but much higher than the low of 33 per cent in 2012.

During Scott Morrison's address to the Victory Life Centre, he also opened up about how his relationship with God helped him handle losing the 2022 federal election.

“Do you believe that if you lose an election that God still loves you and has a plan for you? I do. Because I still believe in miracles,” he said.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Mr Morrison also spoke about anxiety and how God can help with that.

“All of this anxiousness, all of this anxiety ... all of this feeling about the bills that are pouring in, all of this feeling about the anxiety, and then the oil of God, the ointment of God, comes on this situation and releases you, if you will have it, and receive His gift,” he said.

The former Prime Minister said anxiety is the work of Satan and we can't allow ourselves to be sucked into his tricks.

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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