Subtle is defined as cunning, wily, or crafty. It can also be defined as requiring mental acuteness, penetration, or discernment. When you read the bible you need to be very careful to understand not only the immediate context but how that verse relates to the entire bible. God is not a God of confusion.
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV) “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed by thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
THE DOUAY BIBLE
13 And lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from evil. Amen.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
Note both NIV and Douay finish the Lord’s Prayer with evil
They both omit “Thine be the glory” etc.
Constantine, Jerome. (Origen, Augustine.)
It is claimed that St. Jerome omitted the half of Matt. 6:13. He with, Origen and Eusebius. They taught that the world was getting better.
They taught they were entering into the millennium. The kingdom was being set up on earth. The Douay, (Roman Catholic) has this note. Dan. 2:44.
Ver. 44. A kingdom. The kingdom of Christ in the Catholic Church, which cannot be destroyed.
Both St. Jerome and Eusebius were greatly influenced by Origen. History claims that Origen “Did most to create and give direction to the forces of apostasy.” Origen wrote “The Scriptures are of little use to those who understand them as they are written.” “McClintock and Strong.” Article, Origen.
The Scriptures warn “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy.” Origen ignored God’s warning, and while professing to be a Christian, worshipped Greek philosophy. Philosophy was his supreme authority, where scripture got in his road he changed it to suit his pagan philosophies.
In “Early Writings”, p. 220 Sister White makes this illuminating statement:
“I saw that God had especially guarded the Bible, yet when copies were few, learned men had in some instances changed the words, thinking that they were making it more plain, when in reality they were mystifying that which was plain, by causing it to lean to their established views, which were governed by tradition.”
St. Jerome was greatly influenced by Origen and so was Bishop Eusebius. Both of these men were the servants and devoted followers of Constantine. Changing Scripture meant little to these men. They were church leaders and lived in the time when Sunday took the place of the Sabbath. The cross began to be used, and placed on professed Christian Churches. This is repeatedly stated by Catholic Authorities.
See “The Cross. Should we display a cross?” by G. Burnside.
This “Fourth Century” was famous for the climax of apostasy. It was in this century that Sunday was exalted. The Sabbath of our Lord pushed into the background. In this same fourth century the pagan symbol of the cross was made a symbol of Christianity. This was the century when the “Vulgate” was compiled by St. Jerome. This contained ‘many errors” G.C.245. This was due to the corruptions, omissions and changes by such men as Origen and Jerome.
This was when “many errors” came into the catholic versions. These omissions and errors have been passed on to the N.I.V. and the other modern versions which are based largely on the Vaticanus and Sinaitus, both Catholic Manuscripts.
The parallel, for instance between the N.I.V. and the Jesuit prepared “Douay version” is too close for comfort. The parallel is no mistake. They come from a common source.
Remember!! They both end the Lord’s prayer with evil.
They both omit the words of our Lord.
Thank God, the Spirit of Prophecy still upholds and exalts these words of Jesus.
The Mount of Blessing
“THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY.”
THE last like the first sentence of the Lord’s prayer, points to our Father as above all power and authority and every name that is named. The Saviour beheld the years that stretched out before His disciples, not, as they had dreamed, lying in the sunshine of worldly prosperity and honor, but dark with the tempests of human hatred and Satanic wrath. Amid national strife and ruin, the steps of the disciples would be beset with perils, and often their hearts would be oppressed by fear. They were to see Jerusalem a desolation, the temple swept away, its worship forever ended, and Israel scattered to all lands, like wrecks on a desert shore. Jesus said: “Ye shall hear of wars and rumors. of wars.” “nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom ; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” Yet Christ’s followers were not to fear that their hope was lost, or that God had forsaken the earth. The power and the glory belong unto Him whose great purposes would still move on unthwarted toward their consummation. In the prayer that breathes their daily wants, the disciples of Christ were directed to look above all the power and dominion of evil, unto the Lord their God, whose kingdom ruleth over all, and who is their rather and everlasting Friend.
“Thine, 0 Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is Thine.
. . . In Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.’’
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20