Evangelical Adviser: Bible Gives Trump Authority to Take Out Kim

President's Spiritual Mentor Says 'God Has Given Trump Authority To Take Out Kim Jong Un'

President's Spiritual Mentor Says 'God Has Given Trump Authority To Take Out Kim Jong Un'

Concerned that all of President Trump's "fire and fury" rhetoric might be the rant that kicks off World War III?

Father Jonathan Morris, who like Jeffress is a Fox News religion contributor, argued that while he agrees with Jeffress on many things, he does not believe a single biblical passage should be used as justification "for a very particular and complex political policy and especially a military policy".

Despite intense saber rattling between the United States and North Korea, experts told Business Insider that all intelligence coming from the Hermit Kingdom indicates it's not getting ready for war and that doing so would be catastrophic for it.

The pastor of First Baptist-Dallas quickly adds that he hasn't spoken to the administration about options and that he's speaking as a pastor, not presidential advisor.

"The Bible gives President Trump the moral authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or even war, to take out an evildoer like Kim Jong-un".

Specifically, the pastor pointed to Romans 13, which he said warns that governing authorities are "established by God" and are "agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer".

While many Christians reference Romans 12, which says "Do not repay evil for evil", Jeffress says the passage is referring to Christians and not the government.

Mr. Jeffress has frequently made headlines for expressing tendentious views.

Over the past two years, Jeffress said, Trump has been "very measured, very thoughtful in every response".

The Texas preacher, who leads a congregation of more than 10,000 members at First Baptist Church in Dallas, commended Trump for not tolerating North Korea's threats.

When asked if he has shared that with the president, Jeffress said: "The White House knows my feelings about this".

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert kicked off his show by addressing the increased tensions between the US and North Korea. One of the statements further affirmed that "the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened", if any attempts to enforce regime change in North Korea were to be carried out.

America's Defense Intelligence Agency confirmed these allegations in a report that was circulated amongst government officials.

Given these latest revelations, it's no wonder that both US citizens and countries worldwide are deeply concerned by the inflammatory rhetoric that is being exchanged between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un.

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