Pope Francis approves change to the Lord’s Prayer despite opposition: 'It's deeply problematic'

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(Worthy News) - Despite opposition from traditionalists, Pope Francis has officially approved a change to the Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:13 that replaces "lead us not into temptation" with "do not let us fall into temptation."

The U.S. Catholic reports that the Vatican enacted the change on May 22 following 16 years of research by experts who found a mistake in the current translation "from a theological, pastoral, and stylistic viewpoint."

Pope Francis first signaled support for amending the "lead us not into temptation" part of the Lord's Prayer in 2017, arguing that it portrays God in a false light.

"A father does not lead into temptation, a father helps you to get up immediately," the pope said at the time. "It is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation.” [ Source: Christian Post (Read More...) ]

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25 thoughts on “Pope Francis approves change to the Lord’s Prayer despite opposition: 'It's deeply problematic'”

  1. Matthew 6:13 I.e. lead us away from situations where we are vulnerable and have the opportunity to sin. God does not tempt man (see James 1:13) but does allow man to be tested (Amplified Bible).

    How is this "deeply problematic"?

  2. Not sure on this one. I've heard from others who intently studied the Greek that the passage out to be more accurately translated as "Let us not into temptation," rather than "Lead us not into temptation."

  3. I am a 'recovering' Catholic from three weeks old. No choice. I joined a Convent at 13 and wanted to be a nun, as that is what kids are pushed to be....or a priest. I never new Jesus and God......no.....either only the Virgin Mary. We prayed only to her. Hail Mary's over and over and over. It is a cult, not a believe in Salvation by Jesus.

    • So glad to see you have escaped. I know what you mean by pushed to be a nun or a priest. I never understood Jesus as he really is there, either. So, so very glad you made it out. Peace, His peace, be upon you. Keep your "eyes" upon Jesus, the one who was/is King of the Jews, the Prince of Peace, God's lamb, God's Word come in the flesh, His living Word to us all. May He surround you. May you early come to know Jesus as the eternal Passover Lamb and be surrounded by the very Angel of the Lord, Almighty, and may He hedge you and protect you and what kind and/or innocent with you. Never pray to anyone that is not God, the Father, or Jesus, His Word (communication) made flesh for us all. Play it safe now. Stay safe, where the healing is. I pray that God, the Father, will wash your brain, and wash out all the brain washing they put into you. That process takes time. Don't mess with the psycho-heresy. God can and does and will do it for you. Just ask Him too. We had a brother who knew the same and escaped that cult also. He became a true teacher and blessing to us all. He's now been promoted into the presence of God, for all eternity. May you early come to saving knowledge of an assurance of your Salvation. God bless. I am really happy you are with us, now, in the Spirit of God too. Joy to you. You've made my week.

  4. Makes perfect sense to me. I never considered it before but really would God lead us into temptation so that we need to pray that he not? BTW the Roman Pope isn't changing God's word, one does realize that it was originally written in an ancient language and translation can often create twists. "let us not into temptation " makes sense as does "do not let us fall into temptation ".

    • "Let us not" might be the more correct translation, but "Let us not" is not exactly how we talk.
      That's a part of what makes language translation so ... interesting.

  5. It is my opinion, the way the Prayer is currently written shows God does NOT lead us into temptation. But God Delivers us from evil.

    Lead is not into temptation,
    You do not lead us into temptation,

    But deliver us from evil
    But You deliver us from evil

    Yet still people all over the world blame God for leading them into temptation and all of their problems... Changing the prayer is not a good idea.

  6. He can change it, the world or the believers don't have to follow suite. Prayer is on relationship base . In relationship there is no repetition of conversation. To many things to talk and tell the FATHER than to be stuck in a repetitive prayer monolog.

  7. Roman Catholic doctrine states that the Pope (whom ever is Pope) is God's Word in this earth to stear that whole denomination. They have a doctrine of "Infallibility" which states that when the Pope chooses to use it, his word is infallible, which mean it can not be wrong.

    There is one person, and one person, only. Ever. Whose Word is without error, ever. And that person is God's own Word. Because the God who truly does exist, never speaks a lie or in error. Because God knew all we would ever do, say, or think, before the beginning of Creation. He knows and understands all circumstances and extenuating circumstances. He never fails. And He chose to make His Word, (which the first chapter of the Gospel of John says better than I ever will) Incarnate. That means to turn His very "mouth" (communication) into a fetus in the womb of Miriam (Mary) which resulted in the baby Jesus, which grew up to serve Israel first, then all of us, through his apostles and the Holy Spirit sent down for each one of us too. But first, he died, he bled, he shed his blood like the Passover lamb he was, and still is, for us all. He died, God's own Word died, and went into hell, and preached that Salvation had finally come for them who had died with the faith that God would do this thing as He had promised them.

    And then, Jesus rose from that grave having paved "the Way" out of death and hell for his own self and once "the way, that Way" was made, we now who are "in Christ" aka "in Messiah Y'shua" are likewise set free of hell and whatever sins chains us to evil. That Way can never again be closed. For what God opens, no one but He then can close it. And what He closes up, can never be opened again except by Him, also.

    The Pope is not God's Word for anyone. He is Satan's tool, whether the current Pope knows it or not. Turn your eyes upon Jesus (Y'shua, in Hebrew). It is not idolatry to pray to Jesus, it is simply speaking to the (form of communication) God has chosen for His Word. Jews, Israelites, have always been allowed to worship and adore God's own Word. Before Messiah, it is called Torah. Even now, Christians all over the earth err in believing that their Bibles are the only "God's Word" when it is, the very person of Jesus Christ.

    Read The Gospel of John, chapter one, only the JW's Bible has adulterated that passage. The rest of the world's Christians and/or Messianics Bibles have it in their NT's.

  8. Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world, to try them that dwell on the earth.

    LOOK AROUND YOU...temptation is everywhere, it turns to sin, that leads to death. The wages of sin is death, it is written.

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