EVIL IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

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A Texas mega-church pastor, Robert Jeffress, believes God has given President Trump authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In his statement, Jeffress said that “When it comes to how we should deal with evildoers, the Bible … is very clear. God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary – including war – to stop evil.”

I’m sure this is a statement on which both Trump and Kim Jong Un can agree. Evil is in the eye of the beholder.

Here’s My Take: Assuming that most North Koreans and Americans, other than Pastor Jeffress, do not want a nuclear war, I would propose a less catastrophic solution.

What if we placed these two “fire and fury” rulers on a deserted island and gave each a “red-button box” capable of directing guided nuclear missiles to the island. At the count of three, whoever pushes the red button first wins the war.

Then North Koreans could begin reuniting with South Koreans, and the United States could begin healing its own divisions.

God loves reunions and healings, not wars.

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