Throughout the years, I have received comments from those around me about an issue that really needs clarification. In the Bible, the words actually spoken by Christ are, at times, placed on the level of supreme importance, outweighing all other parts of Scripture. (Note the “red-letter” editions of the Bible). Please keep in mind, because the Scriptures are ALL the inspired words of God… all of our other texts are, actually, of equally supreme importance for us all. We always need to be careful in thinking that, apart from the Words of Christ Himself, all other parts of Scripture are somehow inferior or of lesser importance.
I am not decreasing the importance of Christ’s words, I am simply explaining how all of God’s Word is of equally supreme importance to us all. This is why I never use a red-letter Bible, and I suggest strongly to those who are just beginning their Christian walk to refrain from using one as well. For me, seeing the red letter quotes of Christ sets them apart and emphasizes those passages and I have a tendency to degrade the other passages on the page. It is all just a psychological thing with me.
2Tim 3:16-17 (KJV) All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Thank you for letting me explain more fully my beliefs on an issue that pops up from time to time that troubles me and hinders the proper interpretation of Scriptures.. May the Lord bless you.