Christians react after Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Christians react after Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Barely days after the head of Catholic church, Pope Francis, approved changes to the Lord's Prayer, Christians from across the world have come out to express their views with quite a large number disagreeing with the pontiff.

The line in the prayer that reads “and lead us not into temptation” was reworded to read “do not let us fall into temptation.”

Christians react after Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis washing feet of christians during a past Easter celebration. Photo: Vatican News

The prayer, famously known as "Our Father" was adopted from the Bible's gospel of Matthew 6:9-15 and it was taught to the disciples by Jesus of Nazareth.

Many have come out arguing, the pope was literally editing the Bible which is contrary to provisions of Proverbs 30:5-6.

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words,or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar," reads the Bible.

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In his argument, the Pontiff who spoke during an interview with an Italian Catholic TV channel in 2017, said the reworded line implied that God leads human beings into sin which is not the case.

“It is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation...I am the one who falls. It’s not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen...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,” said Pope Francis.

Christians react after Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Some of the reactions to the Pope's changes on the Lord's Prayer. Photo: TUKO.co.ke / Facebook

Other Christians have stood in solidarity with the Pope saying the changes were long overdue. Some say, in Matthew 4.1 Jesus was tempted by the devil and,therefore, the Pope was right in editing prayer.

Christians react after Pope Francis changes Lord's Prayer

Reactions to changes on the Lord's Prayer. Photo: TUKO.co.ke / Facebook.

YEN.com.gh had reported that the social media is currently buzzing with photos of Pope Francis as he was captured in a dramatic gesture, on his knees to kiss some South Sudan warring leaders in a bid to urge them not to return to civil war.

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