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Red letters in the New Testament help me see and “hear” what Jesus spoke to the people of His day and to me.

But, red letters in the New Testament have tempted many well-meaning Christians to limit Jesus’ words.  Jesus is the Word of Life.  He is the Way, the Truth, and the Light throughout all of Scripture.  He is the Word made flesh.  He is the Creator who spoke life into existence and then came to live with His creation.  Every word in both Old and New Testament is the Word of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus’ words printed in red letters are helpful for the reader.  But, when we are tempted to believe those are the only words of Jesus we Christians become more vulnerable.  At such times, we more easily compromise with the world.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).  All of Scripture is the word of Truth, Jesus Christ, given for our use in all circumstances.

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse!  The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and . . . He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which He is called is The Word of God.”

(Revelation 19:11-13)

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