Rev. Jeffress and Romans 13

Rev. Jeffress recently proclaimed that Donald Trump had God’s support, citing Romans 13 (FLASH – God Authorizes Trump to Take Out North Korea). A few years earlier, he said, "Although President Obama is certainly not the Antichrist, his policies are paving the way for the Antichrist" (here). In other words, President Obama was not the Antichrist, but merely one of his minions. While Rev. Jeffress cited verse 13:1 in support of Trump, he apparently never got around to reading verse 13:2 - “whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

Jesus warned of false prophets who would speak in his name. By his own criterion of Romans 13, Rev. Jeffress has damned himself. This explains why he says that President Trump is godly while President Obama was the Antichrist’s minion.