Beware of Pope Francis!
Today I heard that Pope Francis changed the Lord’s Prayer. I have little doubt that this will negatively affect us Christians for generations to come. See for yourself that what he has done is in fact the work of the devil and not God.
I’m sure this is a big deal to some Catholics and Protestants, and maybe even some Christians. Anytime someone changes the Word of God is a reasonable cause for concern. The biggest concern though is for that individual, because it is his soul at risk.
Revelation 22:18-19: For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
It’s a very serious thing to diminish the Holy Scripture, and this is exactly what the Pope has done. He has taken away what God has said and changed it to what he thinks God said. This is a grave mistake, and should not be taken lightly by anyone, especially the Catholics.
Since Pope Francis changed the Lord’s Prayer, must we?
The Pope only has authority over the Roman Catholic Church, so for Christian’s this currently will not affect us. However, his influence is sure to spread through ecumenical false teachers in the Christian communities around the world. In addition, if the Roman Catholic Church was to take power again, and I believe it will, then this decision will deceive many.
Should we worry?
As of now, we can stand safely by, warning our children of the evil in changing the Scripture. We do not have to worry, but we should fear God enough to stand against the fallacy in tampering with God’s Word. I believe once we start allowing men to change the meaning of the scriptures, we open a door to destroy them.
Won’t God preserve His words?
I believe that God will keep His words forever, and that all the efforts of the devil to destroy them will fail. There will always be a remnant of Believers who hold to what is true, and we, not the Pope, will maintain the truth.
Psalm 12:6-7: The words of the LORD are pure words, as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
There may be a time where a famine of God’s Word plagues the land, but our Lord’s words will continue forever amongst his people. The Son of God has promised us that His words will not pass away.
Matthew 24:35: Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
The Pope changed the Lord’s Prayer, yes, it was a serious mistake, but true Believers will not follow in his error. We will hold to the true meaning of Scripture.
What was changed?
There are two verses that the Pope has taken the liberty to change. The verses are Matthew 6:13 and Luke 11:4. He only changes a phrase, but that’s enough to change the interpretation of the Text itself! In those two verses he suggests that the words lead us not into temptation are wrong.
He believes that the Bible should read instead, “Do not let us fall into temptation.” I guess before long he will make some more changes, because his change must harmonize with other scriptures. For example, the Book of James, in chapter 1 verse 2 says, “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.” Notice that James did not say, Pray that God let us not fall into temptation, but rather Count it all joy when you do. One of the two men must be wrong, and we know it’s not James.
Does the Pope not want us to have joy?
Now that the Pope Francis changed the Lord’s Prayer, I image there will be a large falling away from God. This will hinder the growth of everyone who subjects to this error. The Bible talks about a spiritual digression in the last days and an attempt to deceive God’s people must be a part of it.
Jesus Christ tells us to pray that God does not lead us into temptation; He does not say that God should protect us from falling into temptation, as the Pope teaches. Therefore, to pray such a prayer as the Pope recommends would cause a decline in our spiritual growth. Wherefore, James says concerning falling into temptation: “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
Everyone that has read James chapter 1 knows that God does not Himself tempt any man. Now, God does allow us to fall into temptation in order to make us mature. James says to make us perfect and entire, wanting nothing. The Lord gives the crown of life to Believers for enduring temptation, which could not be given without.
Does the Pope have new revelation?
The section of the Lord’s Prayer that the Pope changed has remained the same for over 700 years. A change like this is huge! Every Bible believing, God fearing Christian for the past 700 years has read the Lord’s Prayer as “Lead us not into temptation.” So the Pope must have some new revelation, which is not true.
Matthew 7:15: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
2 Corinthians 11:14: And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
When anyone makes a major change like this to the Holy Bible, it causes us to wonder if there’s a spiritual force behind it. The Pope thinks that he is as divine as God and can do things like this, but his pride will soon be the cause of his fall. He is supposed to have superior knowledge of Scriptures, but we can easily see with direction he is leading the Catholic’s, he is not a minister of the truth.
If we allow this error to spread, it will damage our children for generations. Christians must verbally stand against changing the Holy Scriptures.
Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Pope Francis believes that the translation of the Lord’s Prayer we have all come to love, believe, and pray is incorrect. He believes millions of English speaking Christians for the past seven hundred years have just gotten it wrong. It’s a bold move, and and insult to God, to claim that the Lord’s Prayer is translated incorrectely.
Pope Francis changed the Lord’s Prayer at his own liberty. He has changed the Word of God to read what he wants instead of what it actually does. Such a change to the Lord’s Prayer does not harmonize with other scriptures. The result will prove to be disastrous for future generations of Christians. Christians must oppose this grave error and reject the ecumenical crowd that will preach it from their pulpits in the days to come.
*Now that Pope Francis changed the Lord’s Prayer, how do think this will affect Christians? Please leave me your thoughts below.