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LETTER: Red ink doesn’t mean Jesus said the words

To the Editor:

In the book of Matthew, there are many verses that are written in the Bible in red letters that are supposed to be what our Lord Jesus Christ said. I tell you this is a lie. Jesus did not speak the English language at the time. He spoke in the Hebrew language.

In the book of II Corinthians, chapter 3, verse 6, it’s written that “The Lord who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit; for the letter killeth, but the spirit gives life.” This was a real head scratcher for me. I didn’t understand what it meant. This led me to an understanding that I want to share with you all.

Many people say that the writing that was above Jesus Christ’s head which was written in Greek and Latin and Hebrew said “this is the King of the Jews.” This is another lie. Letters don’t say anything at all.

Even though we put letters together to influence us to believe they are words, they are not words, they are not audible.

A writing that I would like you to try and understand is the writing in John 3:12, which has the influenced meaning of “If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you heavenly things?” Even though our Lord Jesus Christ did not say these things in English at the time He walked the earth. These red letters do influence us deeply and emotionally, but I don’t believe we should say the red letters are what He said, because it is a lie.