Here's another reason I no longer call myself a Christian. I don't have to defend stuff like this:
Texas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump’s evangelical advisers who preached the morning of his inauguration, has released a statement saying the president has the moral authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“When it comes to how we should deal with evildoers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress said. “In the case of North Korea, God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un.”
As an "aspiring mystic" I completely disagree with this statement and everything implied in it.
But, if one were to go with this logic, doesn't the Bible then give Kim Jong Un complete authority to take out Donald Trump?
It all depends on how you define evil I guess. Which is a more interesting conversation - and one I wish Jeffress was having instead.