Panorama of the Scriptures
The Bible is a divine library of wonderful variety. Yet through this variety runs one coherent theme, one message, one story.
It moves to one point, and directs our attention to one Person. Men alone could never accomplish this. The Bible IS the Word of God.
The Bible is a divine library, written during the course of fifteen centuries, with over forty contributing authors. It is a book of wonderful variety — from beautiful love stories to political intrigue rivaling anything in our day. There are stories that make the blood run cold, and poetic passages which soar to the very heights. There are simple everyday occurrences, as well as narratives of intense and intricate plots, cryptic passages with weird symbols and allegories that are difficult to penetrate and comprehend.
Yet through all this variety there runs one coherent theme, and this makes the Bible greater than anything humanity could produce. For despite the tremendous diversity of human authorship over a vast span of time, these writers produced a book that has one message, tells one story, moves to one point, and directs our attention to one Person. Men could never take at random any collection of books, put them together under one cover, and ever expect to have any remotely related theme develop. It would simply be impossible. This only strengthens our confidence that the Bible IS the Word of God.