No, Trump does not have ‘authority from God’ to attack North Korea, says Texas Catholic priest

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Pastor Robert Jeffres has claimed that Donald Trump has been given ‘authority by God’ to take nuclear action against North Korea.Facebook

A Texas Catholic priest has contradicted the Texas Baptist pastor and adviser to Donald Trump, Robert Jeffress, who controversially claimed earlier this week that the President has been given ‘authority by God’ to use nuclear force against North Korea.

In a statement to the Christian Broadcasting Network, Jeffress said that Scripture endowed ‘rulers full power to use whatever means necessary – including war – to stop evil’.

Jeffreys said: ‘In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong-Un. I’m heartened to see that our president…will not tolerate any threat against the American people.’

However, this is a gross misunderstanding of Scripture, according to the Catholic priest Joshua Whitfield.

‘No, God did not anoint Trump to nuke North Korea,’ was the headline of Whitfield’s

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