Jesus Christ is the center

My favorite sentence in the 1963 Baptist Faith & Message is not in the 2000 version. It says:
“The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.”
Some, like me, now call this Red Letter Christianity. (The words of Jesus are printed in red in many Bibles.)
We begin to understand God’s will, God’s way, and God’s Word when we view everything in the light of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection — especially His words.
I’m a 1963 Baptist, not a 2000 one. I’m a Red Letter Christian.
I do not want people to think I am some other kind of Christian in a day when the label is often connected with unChristlike attitudes and actions.
(Public domain photo by Jedidja.)

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