House Speaker Mike Johnson, a prominent Louisiana Republican and Evangelical, shared insights on God’s sovereignty and his perspective on the 2020 election during a recent GOP media briefing.
The 51-year-old leader, who assumed the role of Speaker last fall with the backing of former President Donald Trump, emphasized his faith and adherence to biblical principles in understanding political events.
At the GOP leadership’s weekly press conference Jan. 17, Johnson responded to a question about President Joe Biden’s victory, stating, “I’m a Bible-believing Christian, right? The Bible says that God is the one who raises up people in authority.” Expressing his personal faith in the Scriptures, Johnson affirmed that Biden’s election “must have been God’s will.”
Johnson drew parallels between his beliefs and those of America’s Founding Fathers, referencing the Declaration of Independence. He emphasized that the Founding Fathers acknowledged that our rights are not bestowed by the government but by God, emphasizing the equality and inherent value of all individuals.
According to Johnson, understanding God’s sovereignty leads to the belief that God allows individuals to rise to positions of authority. He reiterated, “[Biden’s election] must’ve been God’s will then. That’s my belief.”
Looking ahead to the 2024 election, Johnson expressed optimism about a potential “regime change” for the Biden administration. He believes that collective decisions made by the nation, guided by free will, will result in a better choice in the upcoming election cycle.
In his previous remarks in October, after being elected as Speaker amidst internal turmoil, Johnson stressed his belief in Scripture, and called on lawmakers to recognize their responsibility and use their gifts to serve the American people.
House Speaker Johnson’s election as Speaker received support not only from former President Trump but also from influential Evangelicals, including Ronnie Floyd, Tony Perkins and Franklin Graham.
Importance of Christians Putting God First in Election Season
Johnson’s perspective highlights the significance of Christians prioritizing God and His principles during election seasons. Christians are called to seek God’s guidance and align our choices with biblical values when participating in the democratic process.
Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”
Colossians 3:17: “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
1 Timothy 2:1-2: “Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings for everyone, for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty.”
Christians can impact society positively by aligning their votes with principles grounded in their faith. By seeking God’s wisdom and adhering to biblical values, we contribute to the promotion of justice, righteousness and the well-being of our nation.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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