Published January 1, 2000
by Zondervan .
Written in English
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Evidence for the Bible's Unity The goal of this book is to discover and express the basic theme that gives coherence to the Bible's teachings. It seeks to put the Bible together so that people can make better sense out of it as a : Zondervan Academic. Among all the books ever written, the Bible is absolutely unique. Actually, it is not just a book—it’s 66 books. And one of its most remarkable qualities is the complete unity of the overall message despite having so many different authors writing over many centuries on hundreds of controversial : Tim Chaffey. The theological unity of the Bible celebrates the diversity of the Bible but does so with the conviction that even though that unity can be tested historically, ethically, and otherwise, it has not detracted from the central case for the theological harmony that is found in the text/5(9). A systematic study of the 66 books of the Bible quickly reveals an amazing unity between these books when they deal with such narratives. Noah’s Flood. The historic narrative detailing the events of the global Flood of Noah provides an excellent example of the Bible’s unity.
Unity in Books. The Bible is one book, but it is made up of many books. It has 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament. It is one in theme; it is one in purpose. Every book of the Bible has a unique message of its own. Every book of the Bible makes a unique contribution to the overall purpose of the Bible. THE BIBLE HAS THIS UNITY. It came from one Spirit, as one whole, with one design. Every part has vital connection with every other and with that design. You cannot tear any portion out without vitally hurting the integrity and authority of it as one Book. Hence it is what it is declared to be, the indestructible" Word of God.". CT: The Bible is a collection of 66 books. What do you mean by the "Hidden Unity"? Pieter: There is a unity across all of these books that is visible in certain places where people quote openly from the scriptures. But there is much more unity than that. It is important to understand that there are two types of unity in the Bible. In Ephesians , Paul says that we are to be “diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” The unity of the Spirit is already a fact for believers, but we must be diligent to preserve it.
The Thematic Unity of the Bible. There is a unity of theme that saturates the divine oracles. The Bible is the story of one problem — sin — with one solution, Jesus Christ (Geisler & Nix, ). In Genesis, Christ is the promised seed (Gen. ). In Exodus, he is the Passover lamb (Ex. 12). Unity Books publishes the defining voices in spiritual transformation today. Unity Books authors write on New Thought, spirituality, personal growth, spiritual leadership, mind-body-spirit connection, and spiritual self-help. These examples demonstrate the unity of Scripture, and are proof of God's inspiration of the entire Bible as the complete Word of God. In the book of Isaiah, God provides us with the standard by which to seek Him and understand His Word, as well as to discern those who speak the truth: "To the law and to . It is the wonderful unity of the Bible: one book, Genesis through Revelation, but it is also sixty-six books—thirty-nine books in the Old Testament and twenty-seven books in the New Testament. It is a compilation of books written by at least forty authors, and perhaps more. These people lived in a period of time that would span at least.