Pope Francis Correct to Reword Lord’s Prayer

I’m late getting this one out, for which I apologize.

Pope Changing Wording of Lord’s Prayer

If you’ve read much from this website, you’ll know that I am not at all fond of Institutional Religion, and have often pointed out the errors of Catholicism & the pope. However, on this issue of rewording the Lord’s Prayer, I am in agreement that it should be changed. I have had a discontent with the wording, and wished for a way to make a change, and the pope understanding and doing it will work for me.

Matthew 6:13 NASBS

[13] ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’]

lead = Strong’s Definition

From G1519 and G5342; to carry inward (literally or figuratively): – bring (in) lead into

temptation = actions intended to draw one away from God

James 1:13 NASBS

[13] Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.

evil = full of labours, annoyances, hardships

pressed and harassed by labours

bringing toils, annoyances, perils; of a time full of peril to Christian faith and steadfastness; causing pain and trouble

bad, of a bad nature or condition

in a physical sense: diseased or blind

As you can see right here in James 1:13, God does not tempt anyone (nor can He be tempted – which brings into question the temptation of Christ, but we’ll look at that another time). There are more points like this in other areas of Scripture, and then there’s the grand issue of the falsehood of the trinity doctrine – we can only pray that those who claim to be the people of God will begin to desire truth over tradition, and make more corrections to what they teach.

James 1:14-17 NASBS

[14] But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.

[15] Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

[16] Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.

[17] Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

We see here that God does NOT tempt us, it is something within ourselves – our fallen flesh nature. God – who does not shift from His desire to bless, is the source of all GOOD things – He is not able to shift into the opposite attitude, that would negate everything He has ever said about His own good nature.

So, let us all be certain we are reading & understanding God’s word correctly.

May you all be abundantly blessed.