By Request, ‘Our Father Who From Heaven Above’

Requested by Thewhiterabbit (and did I have a time, trying to find it!)–Our Father Who From Heaven Above, via the Trinity and Faith Lutheran Church.

Martin Luther wrote this hymn by expanding each of the points of The Lord’s Prayer into a verse.

The Pope Is Wrong (So What Else Is New?)

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It’s Greek to him!

When he’s not busy shilling for the Climate Change cult, Pope Francis likes to tinker with the Bible.

Recently he authorized a change, an editorial emendation, to the Lord’s Prayer: from “lead us not into temptation” to “do not let us fall into temptation” (–because, he ‘splained, God is our father and He would never actually lead us into temptation, and what we’ve just put in must be a lot closer to the original intent of the prayer, etc.

Let’s go to the original Scripture, written in Greek. It’s possible Jesus first spoke it in Aramaic, but we have it written down in Greek, which every educated person in the Mediterranean world spoke in the First Century.

The Greek word translated as “lead into” is eisphero, meaning (according to Strong’s Concordance), “to bring or lead into,” “to carry inward.”

So the Pope is simply wrong. Not only in changing the meaning of a word, but also wrong in the sense that someone who doesn’t know what else is in the Bible is likely to be wrong in interpreting one of the few details of Scripture with which he has a nodding acquaintance.

The truth is that God does lead certain individuals into evil. Did He not harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that He could display His power against Egypt: so that the whole world could see that He is truly God? And in 1 Kings 22, to accomplish the destruction of wicked King Ahab, God put a lying spirit in the mouths of Ahab’s prophets, urging him out to battle. But because God is not a man, that He should lie, He did allow one prophet to tell the truth to Ahab–the whole truth, even that part about the lying spirit. And Ahab didn’t believe the honest prophet, and went to war, and was killed.

Not to mention 2 Thessalonians 2:11, “And for this cause [they refused to hear the truth] God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.”

But then when you’re as busy as the Red Pope is, trying to establish “open borders” and lock up Climate Change deniers, it’s hard to devote a lot attention to God’s Word. He doesn’t have time to excommunicate Catholic politicians who vote for abortion, either.

If he’s a Bible scholar, I’m Spartacus.

By Request, ‘Our Father Who Art in Heaven’

This hymn request just in from Linda, Our Father Who Art in Heaven, by Don Moen (I’m racing to get this in before my computer goes kablooey). We’re so glad to have Linda back with us!

Amazing! Good News!

The graduating class at E. Liverpool High School in Ohio has defied Organized Atheism and, at its graduation ceremony, sung The Lord’s Prayer ( ).

For 70 years, graduating seniors at East Liverpool have sung The Lord’s Prayer. This year, the “Freedom From Religion” Foundation–bunch of hypocrites–threatened the school district with a lawsuit unless the prayer were eliminated from the ceremony. School administrators complied.

The graduates didn’t.

We ought to offer up a prayer of thanks for them. And for those who’ve tried to spin this as a mere “tradition,” we can only say that it’s a great deal more than that, and they do greatly err.

Meanwhile, though, for how much longer will Big Atheism get away with this sophomoric doubletalk? “We’re only seeing to it that the government does not take sides on any religious issue.” How dumb do you have to be, not to see through that? Of course the government takes sides! Day in, day out, it takes the atheists’ side against the Christians.

“We are here to defend oppressed minorities.” Besides, it’s so much more fun to oppress the majority!

More of us–many, many more!–should emulate these great young people from East Liverpool, Ohio.

Defy the villains! And let them throw us in jail if they dare.

Judgment day is coming, you secular humanist dolts–and maybe a lot sooner than you think. I don’t know whether or not it’s too late for you to repent: but it wouldn’t hurt to try.

By Request, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’

Thanks to Diane for requesting this gorgeous musical performance of The Lord’s Prayer–sung by Andrea Bocelli, backed up with, oh, a few musical instruments and a bit of choir. Awesome!