Trump advisor and Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress reports “God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jon-Un.”
Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, and Trump’s “spiritual mentor,” made his declaration after President Trump warned that if North Korea continues to threaten the United States it would be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
Here’s the statement via The Brody File:
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. In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un. I’m heartened to see that our president — contrary to what we’ve seen with past administrations who have taken, at best, a sheepish stance toward dictators and oppressors — will not tolerate any threat against the American people. When President Trump draws a red line, he will not erase it, move it, or back away from it. Thank God for a President who is serious about protecting our country.
Fox News columnist Todd Starnes reports Jeffress said:
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 of power to use whatever means necessary – including war – to stop evil.
Speaking to the Washington Post, Jeffress justified his actions by pointing to Romans 13, a biblical passage that gives the government authority to deal with evildoers. Jeffress said:
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.
Romans 13 reads:
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Bottom line: Nothing says “Christian love” like thermonuclear war.