Words of Christ in Red

So, what’s the big deal, those words attributed to Jesus Christ being in red? Does it mean that we should pay more attention to them, simply because they are spoken by one who is fully divine and fully human? Or, does it, as many Christians believe, give the impression that the rest of Scripture, not being in red, is, somehow, not quite the word of God?

The usual verse cited by those who argue that all of Scripture is of equal weight is 2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness

A bit of a tautology here, don’t you think? Paul wrote in a letter to his good bud Tim that everything he wrote is golden. No exceptions. Says so right here, in 2 Timothy 3:16.

I beg to differ. All Scripture may be inspired (lit. breathed) by God, but I still have to give more weight to what Jesus said than what Paul or John (or any other author who is less than divine) said. Just logical. Let’s just say that with Jesus’ words there was less likelihood of an error in understanding the message through what we might now call a transcription error.

It’s the same in every endeavor. You want to know the truth, go to the source. In this case, Jesus remains the Source, and it very much pleases me to see His words given pride of place.

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