‘Don’t trust in governments’: Former Australian PM preaches at tennis legend’s church

Originally published in Christian News

Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Christians to not put their trust in anything apart from God. 

Morrison, who suffered an election defeat in May, recently gave a sermon at Margaret Court’s church, a retired tennis player and former world champion. 

He told the congregants at Victory Life Centre in Perth: “God’s Kingdom will come. It’s in his hands. We trust in him. We don’t trust in governments. We don’t trust in the United Nations, thank goodness.

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

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

The former PM also said that God had a plan for him following his unsuccessful re-election campaign.

“You’re not defined by your grievance, or your offence, or being part of some collective set of grievances, you have to constantly assert out there,” he added.

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

Morrison has delivered at sermons, at two other churches, since he lost his role in May and was outspoken about his faith during his time as prime minister. 

Pastor Court, was also very open about her faith before leading her church. She has been the centre of controversy, however, when she made claims in 2017 that “tennis is full of lesbians” and that transgender children were the work of “the devil”.

Last year, she won Australia’s highest honour for being one the country’s best tennis players. 

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