God's OK with USA bombing North Korea

Angelica Greene
August 11, 2017

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) once said to associate with Robert Jeffress was "beneath the office of president of the United States".

As rhetoric over nuclear war suddenly ramped up between the USA president and North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday night and the U.S. media began intense coverage stretching into Wednesday, Trump and the Fox News show set about amplifying each other to a worldwide audience.

Jeffress, who oversees The First Baptist Church in Dallas, told The Washington Post that he felt obligated to release the statement after Trump's warning to North Korea to stop threatening nuclear attacks or face "fire and fury".

Jeffress justified his comments, as other evangelical Christians close to Trump have done, by claiming that the Bible's rules about love and pacifism don't apply to the government.

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.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, leader of the megachurch First Baptist Dallas, has weighed in with his opinion on the recent political turmoil surrounding President Donald Trump and the ongoing war of words between the USA and the North Korean leader. In a sermon, he said: "You see, God is not against building walls".

"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 was quoted as saying.

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Jeffress is no stranger to controversy.

Trump waited to make any fresh points on the crisis with North Korea until several hours later.

Jeffress, of course, is free to believe what he wants about how to interpret the Bible, other faiths and the people who hold beliefs that differ from his own. He has said in the past that former president Barack Obama paved the way for the antichrist and drew wide attention for calling Mormonism a cult during the 2012 Republican primary.

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

Tillerson also said Americans "should sleep well at night" when asked by reporters if people should be anxious about the looming nuclear threat from North Korea - striking a starkly different tone from Trump's earlier comments.

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

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