(Fox News) — Dr. Robert Jeffress, one of President Trump's informal advisers, said the Bible gives the commander-in-chief great leverage in quashing the increasing threat from North Korea.

Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, said a passage about government leaders in Romans 13 gives Trump the "moral authority" to "use whatever force necessary, including assassination" to remove threats to humanity like Kim Jong-un.

"For he is the Servant of God: An avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer," reads the Scripture.

Jeffress said most Christians will agree that it is Trump's duty as a leader to keep the peace when someone like Kim threatens innocent civilians in another land.

Kim threatened to conduct an attack on Guam, an American territory in Micronesia that lies several thousand miles southwest of Hawaii.

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