Sunday 10 December 2017

The Pope is wrong to change the words of the Lord's Prayer

It has been reported on 8 December 2017 that Pope Francis would want to change the words of the Lord's Prayer, the traditional Christian prayer taught by our Lord Jesus Christ (St Matthew 6:9-13, St Luke 11:2-4). The Roman Catholic leader claimed that the words 'lead us not into temptation' is mistranslated and suggested that one should use the words 'let us not fall into temptation' instead. The Pope's reasoning is simple, God do not tempt man and it is man that falls into temptation. However, although such changes appear minor, they would not only change centuries of traditions but also change our understanding of the prayer.