Doxology or Devil?

A Case for the Longer Ending of the Lord’s Prayer

By Brett Mahlen and Christian McShaffrey

Published by the Puritan Reformed Journal

For millennia, Christians have been praying as Jesus taught them to pray: “Our Father, which art in heaven….” This prayer is so significant that the Heidelberg and Westminster Catechisms include detailed explanations of it. Millions of Christians have memorized both the prayer itself and the catechisms that expound on it. And yet, despite such universal acceptance and usefulness for piety, the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Matt. 6.13 KJV), does not appear in many modern versions of the Holy Bible… [keep reading]

Source: This article was first published in the Puritan Reformed Journal (Volume 13, Number 2, July 2021)