One of President Trump’s “evangelical advisors” has announced that any preemptive military action against North Korea has God’s stamp of approval. According to Texas mega-church pastor Robert Jeffress, God has “endowed” Trump with the “full power to use whatever means necessary” to take out the hermit regime.
“When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress said according to The Washington Post. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”
In a phone interview, Jeffress said Trump’s statement that North Korea would suffer fire and fury like the world has never seen” prompted him to speak out.
When @POTUS draws a red line, he will not erase, move, or back away from it. Thank God for pres. who is serious ab. protecting our country.
— Dr. Robert Jeffress (@robertjeffress) August 8, 2017
According to Jeffress, Romans 13 gives governments supreme authority to take out “evildoers.”
“That gives the government to the authority to do whatever, whether it’s assassination, capital punishment or evil punishment to quell the actions of evildoers like Kim Jong Un,” Jeffress reportedly said.
“A Christian writer asked me, ‘Don’t you want the president to embody the Sermon on the Mount?'” he said. “I said absolutely not.”
Jeffress made a name for himself by saying former President Barack Obama was the precursor to the Antichrist. He also drew criticism during the 2012 election by referring to Mormonism as a “cult.” Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president, is a devout Mormon. He also collectively creeped the nation out with his choir’s performance of a song called “Make America Great Again” during an event at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, which Trump attended.
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