The Lord’s Prayer:
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” Matthew 6:9-13
This beautiful prayer, lead by Jesus, shows us as Christians how we are to approach the heavenly Father in prayer. This prayer, as we recite it today, though, isn’t exactly accurate according to Pope Francis. This has lead him to want some of the wording changed.
What? That’s right the pope wants to tamper with the Word of God. However, before you get too excited it’s worth noting that his complaint might have some validity, though it isn’t very often a born-again believer can agree with Pope Francis, especially of late.
What Does the Pope Want Changed?
According to the Pope, the phrase, “lead us not into temptation” is problematic because God doesn’t “lead us into temptation.” He believes a better, more accurate translation of the original text would read “let us not fall into temptation.” You can view the video below where expert Jonathan Morriss from the Catholic church discusses it on Fox News.
How Should Christians React?
Jesus didn’t speak English. Therefore, some of the scripture’s wording could be considered a poor translation. However, God makes it crystal clear that as humans we aren’t to add to or take away from God’s word. Therefore, to get to the bottom of the issue, the original text would have to be studied to determine if the verse we know was actually the meaning intended by Jesus. However, since the pope has recently come out with all kinds of crazy ideas like Hell not being real and like, it’s easy to dismiss anything he says.