Changing the Lord’s Prayer

The SOP’s for men who attempt to change holy scripture, whether it is a Catholic Pope or Protestant scholars (it is not just them Catholics), is either a claim that they want to change the King James Bible’s English grammar to modern vernacular or alleged mistranslations (as if everyone else was in error for hundreds & thousands of years until they came along?).

In this instance I speak of a Pope & to the best of my knowledge Catholics do not use the King James Bible anyway. However, the Pope claimed of the Lord’s Prayer:

“The Catholic leader changed the phrase ‘lead us not into temptation’ to ‘do not let us fall into temptation,’ as mentioned in the gospel of Matthew 6:13, because the original translation implies that God induces temptation.”

‘I am the one who falls; it’s not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen,’ Francis explained to Italian broadcasters about the phrase change. ‘A father doesn’t do that, a father helps you to get up immediately. It’s Satan who leads us into temptation, that’s his department.’”

“He’s saying the translation isn’t good because God never makes us fall or never leads us into temptation, he actually allows us to be tempted, but we have to make a choice,” Morris said…” (Morris was a guest Catholic Priest on FoxNews show)  (Article)

Readers & believers of the King James Bible know that no verse of scripture is an island. One cannot simply change words in a verse without it disrupting the correlation with other verses. So let us compare the claim of their Pope & Morris to the scriptures:

Matthew 4:1 “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.”

The Lord Jesus Christ was led of the Spirit (capital “S) to be tempted of the devil. The leading was “of the Spirit,” the tempting was “of the devil.”

Moreover:

Job 1:6 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”

The error of their Pope & Morris is that they attempt to place Satan in the position of leadership. The devil is not my Leader.

Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

Let us revisit visit the Morris quote: “.. God never makes us fall or never leads us into temptation, he actually allows us to be tempted…”

If God allows it, God leads. God can “lead us into” or “keep us from” temptation. Let us make no mistake about Who runs the show.

Revelation 3:10 “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

 

 

 

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