RED LETTER EDITION
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 14:37, II Corinthians 13:3
Many Bibles come in a special edition with Christ's words printed in red. While this may be useful for quickly distinguishing our Lord's words from the narrative or words of others, it has led to confusion and misunderstanding of Scripture. For one thing, it causes some people to assume that the words of Christ spoken while on the earth were somehow more inspired or more important than the words He revealed to the apostles later. This is especially dangerous when it comes to the writings of Paul, the apostle of the Gentiles.
Paul repeatedly claimed that the words he spoke and wrote as an apostle were not his words at all, but rather the words of the Lord Jesus Christ. He made a special point of this to the carnal-minded Corinthians: "If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord" (I Corinthians 14:37).
In his second epistle to this church, Paul said that if he came to them again, he would not spare, "Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you" (II Corinthians 13:3).
If "red letter editions" were truly consistent, they would have to print all of Paul's epistles in red, for Paul's words are the words of Christ too. "For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ" (Galatians 1:12). Furthermore, they are the words of Christ to us today!
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