For Thine is the Kingdom

I was listening to a Scott Hahn talk, and he mentioned, "For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory" part of the Our Father. Something which outside of Mass, Catholics usually don't pray. However mnay protestants do.

The epilogue is actually not scriptural. It is not found in any early copy of Matthew or Luke. It was added to later versions.

I just thought it was an interesting example of Catholics relying on Scripture and prtestants relying on tradition.

Posted bypiscotikus at 4:57 PM  


Andy said... 6:59 AM  

That is interesting indeed...I've not heard anyone say those words in a protestant church exactly like that, but we should be praising and worshiping God...thats why he made us...

In the book of Galations, Paul refers to himself being overly reliant upon traditions in the past when he persecuted the church:

13 For you have heard of my former conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it. 14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

piscotikus said... 8:09 AM  

Not Calvary Chapel, but other protestant churches use it a lot.

Enbrethiliel said... 8:53 AM  


I know this comment is late, but I wanted to thank you for your insight, Piscotikus. This is very interesting!

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