… And lead us not into temptation

The pontiff of Rome, Francis, is contesting that Matt. 6: 13, which traditionally reads, “And lead us not into temptation”, should rather be read, “And do not allow us to fall into temptation”. The reasons given suggest that we’re responsible for entering into temptation and not God. This seems to agree with James 1: 13-14. When commenting on this, Doug Batchelor, an Adventist preacher on Amazing Facts television broadcast

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Is “He” A Pastor or Bishop? Question on Church Leadership

The leadership construct in the Old Testament (OT) is obviously unlike that of the New Testament (NT). And both differ from our contemporary understanding of leadership in the church. The OT leadership was mostly on absolutes, whiles the NT model appears more subjective. Check the difference:

OT Leadership
Kingship (dynastic)
Priesthood (Levitical succession)
Prophets (School of prophets or special call)
Sages (Family heads and prominent persons)

NT Leadership


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Was Jesus called “Yeshua Hamashiach” on Earth?

Jesus is the Messiah because the Bible testifies so (Matt. 16: 16-20). However, He was never called or accepted to be addressed by that title in His lifetime on Earth.

Whereas the name Jesus Christ is recurrent in the New Testament, the phrase “Ἰησοῦς ὁ χριστός” i.e. “Jesus the Christ” or in Hebrew “Yeshua Hamashiach” seems to appear only once in the New Testament–depending on which cordex you use.

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