Lead Us Not Into Temptation. Deliver Us From Evil.

Lead Us Not Into Temptation. Deliver Us From Evil.

Why would we need to ask God to keep us away from temptation if He doesn’t want us to sin? Why should we ask to be delivered from evil if we are under God’s circle of protection?

Many ancient Jewish prayers suggest this verse in the Lord’s Prayer means something along the lines of “do not let us sin when we are tested.” It is not that we will never be tempted, but that God will give us strength to stand up against temptation.

After all, Jesus was tempted, yet lived without sin. Sinlessness is not the absence of temptation, but the active resistance against it.

What do you understand this piece of the Lord’s Prayer to mean?

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Jesus as the Son of God and Disciples as Real People (Movie Review)

Jesus Son of God Movie Review

To answer the question many people are asking:
Yes the Son of God movie is comprised mainly of scenes from The Bible TV series. However, there are also additional scenes added, some scenes extended, and a few scenes which were removed from the footage shown in The Bible TV series. All in all, I feel even if you watched the entire The Bible TV series, Son of God is worth the watch.

The range of people who received an expression of individual personality is the highlight of this video presentation of the gospel message for me. There is so much more depth to the historical records and teachings in the Bible that we often do not take the time to think about. This movie helps us to think of Jesus and the people he walked with as actual individuals.

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