America’s left wants nothing more but convinces you that President Trump is a controversial bad guy everyone should be aware of, but what got people buzzing as of late was Pope Francis who has four whole years to make a living mess out of everything.
As Catholic Online explained, quoting him:
“An unfettered pursuit of money rules. The service of the common good is left behind,” the Pope lamented. He alluded to a remark of St. Basil of Caesarea, which described the unfettered pursuit of wealth as “the dung of the devil.”
“Once capital becomes an idol and guides people’s decisions, once greed for money presides over the entire socioeconomic system, it ruins society, it condemns and enslaves men and women, it destroys human fraternity, it sets people against one another and, as we clearly see, it even puts at risk our common home,” the Pope’s speech continued.
The latest of affairs revolving Pope Francis had to do with the exact translation of “Our Father,” also referred to as “The Lord’s Prayer.“
Basically, Pope Francis is looking to amend The Lord’s Prayer and stated in an interview Wednesday that he would like to switch the “lead us not into temptation” phrase noting it is truly harsh to assume God could ever lead people into temptation.
“That is not a good translation,” the pope said, according to Reuters.
As Pope Francis commented, a suitable alternative would be “do not let us fall into temptation,” which the French Catholic Church has used prior to this.
But Florida Presbyterian Pastor Rob Looper noted he was not willing to play Pope Francis’ games and would keep the same text as always.
“In reality, the issue the Pope and others like him have with “lead us not into temptation” is one of theology, not a translation. They object to the classic English translation because it doesn’t fit their theology; they think it implies that God knowingly [leads] us into a situation or place where we are tempted, and to do so is inconsistent with what they believe about his goodness and kindness.
What, then, do they make of the fact that the Scripture says that, after he was baptized by John, “Jesus was led up by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil” (Matt. 4:1, ESV)? The use of the even stronger verb (ἀνάγω) leaves no doubt that Jesus’ being tempted was God’s clear intention. Yes, it was the devil who did the tempting — but it was God who led Jesus to his scheduled tempting.”
Looper can see where the phrase is coming from, understanding that people as beings exposed to sin and temptation can easily be led there by God or anyone else.
How do you feel about this subject of discussion?