Green runs through the Bible like a vine. There are the Garden and Noah's olive branch. The oaks under which Abraham met with angels. The "tree standing by the waterside" in Psalms. And there is Jesus, the self-proclaimed "true vine," who describes the Kingdom of Heaven as a mustard seed that grows into a tree "where birds can nest." He dies on a cross of wood, and when he rises Mary Magdalene mistakes him for a gardener.
Now there is a Bible trying to make gardeners of us all. On Oct. 7, HarperCollins is releasing The Green Bible, a Scripture for the Prius age that calls attention to more than 1,000 verses related to nature by printing them in a pleasant shade of forest green, much as red-letter editions of the Bible encrimson the words of Jesus. The new version's message, states an introduction by Evangelical eco-activist J. Matthew Sleeth, is that "creation care"--the Christian catchphrase for...
Actually, AAC, even having a red-letter Bible puts emphasis on the Words of Christ, and all the words in the Bible are inspired.
John MacArthur wrote: That is why I don't like red-letter editions of the Bible. They imply that what Jesus said is more important than what any other biblical writer said. So is what Paul said equally as important as what the Lord said?...
Where does God say we can't write his words in different colors? And where does he command that we must always use black color?
Lots of colors makes the Bible easier to understand and helps people get saved. If people get saved the colors must be good. If they are blessed by reading their colored Bibles then why cause so much strife and division?
....'Arch-Bishop Tutu does the foreword', says it all.
'In the past, Tutu has expressed the opinion that Zionism itself is racist, and complained of âJewish influenceâ in the West. He was reported by the Hartford Courant as having said that apartheid is inherent to Judaism, as "proven" by the structure of Jewish service in Jerusalemâs Holy Temple.'
Here we go again another WWJD program. Where do these people come from. If they would put less effort in synchrotism with the world and more time actually reading, studying and applying the scriptures to their lifes they would not have time for this nonsense.
The goal and focus of this "bible" is physical conservation and not spiritual redemption, which is the real fruit Christ was looking for when He cursed the fig tree for lacking any. He'd curse this new bible too for much the same reasons I'm sure.