Megachurch Pastor Says Trump Has God's Approval to Start Nuclear War

In a written statement released early Tuesday evening, August 8, Jeffress said he believed the Bible makes clear that "God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary-including war-to stop evil".

Jeffress was a member of Trump's evangelical advisory committee during the 2016 presidential election and since has attended several meetings of prominent evangelicals at the White House. North Korea responded to Trump's aggressive stance with a threat to strike the USA territory of Guam.

"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States", the president said Tuesday.

At the same time, McDaniel said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "working through back channels to try and de-escalate the situation, but the president of the United States needs to be firm that we will act if Kim Jong-un uses nuclear weapons against the United States of America or our allies".

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.

"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", he said.

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"I don't want to be alarmist: We're all going to die", Colbert continued, "because USA intelligence now believes North Korea is making missile-ready nuclear weapons". "God instructed Nehemiah to build a wall around Jerusalem to protect its citizens from enemy attack".

"The first step of rebuilding the nation was the building of a great wall", Jeffress said in the January sermon at St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, according to The Post.

'Some Christians, perhaps younger Christians, have to think this through, ' Jeffress said, anticipating a possible backlash for his controversial statement. "Frankly, it's because they are not well taught in the Scriptures".

Jeffress is also known for previously claiming former President Barack Obama had paved the way for the antichrist. He is one of dozens of conservative evangelical leaders who have been getting what one of them described as "unprecedented access" to this president who, they say, seeks their views on policy.

But then again, two egomaniacal men are having a very public dick-measuring contest using nuclear warheads and one of them is the guy in titular charge of the American economy. 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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