GodAug 11, 2017 by Will Maule
It is a question that is making the rounds on social media - has God really anointed President Trump to nuke North Korea? This seems to be the opinion of First Dallas Baptist Pastor and the President's spiritual advisor
"The Christian task is to imitate Jesus and his peace, owing no one anything except love, until he comes again as true Lord of all," writes Joshua J. Whitfield at Dallas News. "We shouldn't be so quick to assume God's bellicose blessing."
"When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear," Jeffress said. "God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary – including war — to stop evil." But is there really sound theological basis to his argument?
"Both as a matter of theology and politics, this should be disturbing," writes Phillip Wegmann at The Washington Examiner. "It's well and good to acknowledge the Christian scriptural tenet that, in principle, war can be justifiable in certain cases. But this alone can't be the basis for "taking out" a particular ruler or making
"The nation shouldn't feel any pressure to gird its loins for war because of Jeffress' sermon. His personal revelation, regardless of its veracity, should be welcomed as advice without obligation. Before taking action, Trump should seek reasons from intelligence experts, authorization from Congress, and nothing from televangelists."
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