In the Lord’s Prayer, we read in Matthew 6:13,
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
What is or who is this “evil”?
In Romans 1: 24 – 32, we have an answer (Easy-to-Read Version):
24 People wanted only to do evil. So God left them and let them go their sinful way. And so they became completely immoral and used their bodies in shameful ways with each other. 25 They traded the truth of God for a lie. They bowed down and worshiped the things God made instead of worshiping the God who made those things. He is the one who should be praised forever. Amen.
26 Because people did those things, God left them and let them do the shameful things they wanted to do. Women stopped having natural sex with men and started having sex with other women. 27 In the same way, men stopped having natural sex with women and began wanting each other all the time. Men did shameful things with other men, and in their bodies they received the punishment for those wrongs.
28 People did not think it was important to have a true knowledge of God. So God left them and allowed them to have their own worthless thinking. And so they do what they should not do. 29 They are filled with every kind of sin, evil, greed, and hatred. They are full of jealousy, murder, fighting, lying, and thinking the worst things about each other. They gossip 30 and say evil things about each other. They hate God. They are rude, proud, and brag about themselves. They invent ways of doing evil. They don’t obey their parents, 31 they are foolish, they don’t keep their promises, and they show no kindness or mercy to others. 32 They know God’s law says that anyone who lives like that should die. But they not only continue to do these things themselves, but they also encourage others who do them.
In the book, we proposed a method of identifying a verse. It is called the Method of Verse Identification.
METHOD OF VERSE IDENTIFICATION (MVI) Let Q be a set of verses in the Bible. An identifier I of Q is either (i) the total of the sum of book numbers, the sum of chapter numbers and the sum of verse numbers of all the verses in the set Q, or (ii) the total gematria (Hebrew and/or Greek) of the verses in Q.
Applying the MVI to Romans 1: 24 – 32, we have an astounding result: all the traits of the anti-Christ 666 are listed in the verses!
Conclusion: The “evil” in the Lord’s Prayer is the one that or who leads the people to want only to do evil.