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Pastor Robert Jeffress Claims Trump's Warning is Part of God's Plan
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13 Aug 2017 01:22 PM EST

-by Chanel Adams, Staff Writer; Image: Pastor Robert Jeffress (Image Source: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

Pastor Robert Jeffress sat down for an exclusive interview with Fox & Friends.

He serves as an evangelical adviser to President Donald Trump. He delivered a sermon on the morning of his inauguration. He also backs Trump's promise to fire back at Kim Jong Un.

He took to Fox & Friends to share his support on the tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, reports the Daily Beast.

He made sure to make an appearance on Trump's favorite "news" show. On Wednesday morning, August 9., after Trump made his "fire and fury" threats, Jeffress released a statement stating that God would support the war.

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

This made Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy laugh.

He then said, "You certainly gave the internet something to talk about and melt down over yesterday."

"There is a great deal of confusion among Christians when it comes to this idea of using force to topple evil," Jeffress said. "And I wanted to clarify that I believe the Bible, especially Romans 13, does give President Trump moral authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or even war to topple an evil dictator like Kim Jong Un."

Doocy argued with Jeffress. He cited another Bible passage that reads, "do not repay evil for evil," and adding that "some would say that flies in the face of the argument you just made."

"One thing I know about President Trump, being around him for the last two years, is this: Unlike his predecessor, when President Donald Trump draws a red line, he is not going to erase it, move away from it, or back down from it," Jeffress continued. "And we ought to thank God every day we have a courageous leader like President Trump in the White House."

Jeffress argued that you must fight evil with evil. He referenced World War II and Nazi Germany. He said that Americans shouldn't always listen to Christians when it comes to handling war. Jeffress added that if Hitler got away with his power, then Germany would still be saying "Heil Hitler" to this day. Doocy was not having this conversation though. He tried to end the segment on a good note.

"Well, there certainly is a lot of soul searching going on," the smiling TV host said.

He then reminded viewers that President George W. Bush frequently noted that he "looked to God for guidance" whenever he sent American troops into war. Late-night talk show host Steven Colbert performed a spoof on Wednesday night. He asked God about whether President Donald Trump should seek the Bible to "take out" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"Oh yeah, I'm always on America's side when it comes to blowing up stuff," the fake God said.

"But that goes against your whole message of peace and forgiveness," Colbert said.

He brought up the fact that innocent lives would be lost if there was a nuclear war, to which the God character responded: "Ah, humans had a good run."

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