18 May 2008

Red Letter Christians from Red Letter Bibles

Some interesting thoughts on both red letter bibles and red letter Christians can be found here and here. Personally, I have to agree with Carson that these are foolishly printed bibles, well intentioned perhaps, but very foolish. There is no scriptural warrant to elevate or separate any part of scripture for any use. As 2 Timothy 3:16-17 reminds us, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." Thoughts anyone?

1 comment:

ReformedChristian said...

I agree with Russ they are well intended but foolish. I remember getting very confused by a red letter Bible in Revelation. Where the Angel forbids John from worshipping him, the editor had decided that most of the words of the Angel were Jesus but not these words. They had made a decision that wouldn't be open to those who read the red comments and thought Jesus must be the angel.