Concordia Theological Monthly

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evil, deliver, Lord's prayer, seventh petition, deliverance, greek, luther

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


Jesus acknowledges the existence of evil and the reality of deliverance from it. Since the Father is to be implored, it follows that there is deliverance with Him and that He is not involved in, but ever opposed to, the evil. The Deliverer is mightier than the evil. This petition would have no purpose if His children were not exposed to the evil, to its influences and effects. Jesus introduces three factors: the Father, His children, and the evil. The evil is aggressive, God's children are endangered, and the Father is the Defender and Deliverer.


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Matthew 6:13; Luke 11:4; Psalm 38:19-22; Matthew 27:43; Luke 1:74; Romans 7:24; Romans 15:31; 2 Corinthians 1:10; Colossians 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:2; 2 Timothy 3:11; 2 Timothy 4:17-18; 2 Peter 2:7; 2 Peter 2:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars