Why would God lead us into temptation?

Gerald R. Baron
12 min readMar 2, 2023
Image: Wikipedia. Painting by Caravaggio of Abraham and Isaac

The eighth in the series on the Jesus Prayer, otherwise known as the Lord’s Prayer. We’ve been analyzing the prayer by assuming three different interpretations of Jesus: political revolutionary, great moral teacher and the Son of God. Here we study why Jesus advised his followers to pray that God, their Father, not lead them into temptation. We find this a difficult teaching which may depend on proper translation.

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Gerald R. Baron

Dawdling at the intersection of faith, science, philosophy and theology.