Donald Trump’s evangelical adviser Tuesday said God had given the president the authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“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,” Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas said in a statement.
“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.”
North Korea vowed Monday to strengthen its nuclear arsenal and “make the U.S. pay a thousand-fold” in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following the country’s recent test-launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The ICBM’s were fired at highly lofted angles, and analysts said they could reach parts of the U.S. if fired at a normal, flattened trajectory.
Trump responded Tuesday by saying North Korea’s threats will be “met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump told reporters just before a briefing on the opioid crisis at his resort in Bedminster, N.J. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He has been very threatening beyond a normal statement.”
Pastor Jeffress would be considered a walking hate crime by the left. If they ever take power, he would be herded into a FEMA camp and then executed. See why via this excerpt:
Jeffress has claimed that Islam “promoted pedophilia” and has been accused of reducing “Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and virtually everyone else” to members of cults.
In 2008 Jeffress, in his sermon “Gay Is Not OK,” stated, citing Romans 1:27: “And the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.” Declared Jeffress: “What they [homosexuals] do is filthy. It is so degrading that it is beyond description. And it is their filthy behavior that explains why they are so much more prone to disease.”
Also in 2010, Jeffress referred to Roman Catholicism as a “Satanic” result of “Babylonian mystery religion”. In another interview that same year, he said, “Mormonism is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of Hell; Judaism, you can’t be saved being a Jew, you know who said that by the way, the three greatest Jews in the New Testament, Peter, Paul, and Jesus Christ, they all said Judaism won’t do it, it’s faith in Jesus Christ.”