Dallas Pastor Says Trump Given God's Authority To 'Take Out Kim Jong

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 9, 2017

'In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un, ' he added.

Robert Jeffress, head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch, told CBN on Tuesday that a biblical passage in Romans allows rulers to use "whatever means necessary ― including war ― to stop evil".

Following Mr Trumps's most recent warning to North Korea, former President Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer tweeted: "Don't gloss over the fact that Trump threatened what can only be interpreted as a nuclear attack on North Korea if Kim Jong-un taunts him".

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.

When asked about a Bible verse that mentions not repaying evil for evil, he says that it only applies to Christians, not government. "I said absolutely not". He was one of a few religious leaders who gave sermons at an official service on the morning of Trump's inauguration.

He has also claimed there should be a wall built around Jerusalem, telling a congregation at St John's Episcopal Church in Washington DC: "You see, God is not against building walls".

Jeffress is no stranger to controversy.

In response to Trump's comments, Farkas, who served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian Federation and Ukraine under former President Barack Obama, said "the president sounds like a North Korean leader". "It's antithetical to some of the mushy rhetoric you hear from some circles today".

Brinkmanship between the United States and North Korea around the subject of nuclear weapons has experts worldwide anxious about heightened "tensions".

An overwhelming number of white, evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, 81-16 percent, according to exit poll results.

On the campaign trail, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., a staunch supporter of Trump, often said: "We're not electing a pastor".

"South Korean government analysis has put North Korea's nuclear spending at $1.1 billion to $3.2 billion overall", reported Reuters a year ago, "although experts say it is impossible to make an accurate calculation given the secrecy surrounding the program, and estimates vary widely".

Yesterday two Air Force B-1B fighter jets took off from the United States base on Guam alongside bombers from Japan and South Korea, in a blatant display of American military strength. He said now that health care is off the table, evangelicals are hoping for tax reform, though he didn't have any specifics in mind.

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