The Bible - one book
The Bible - one book
|Bible characters LARPing (Live Action Role Play)
When you open the Bible and look at the Table of Contents, the Bible looks like a collection of books. The books of the Old Testament were written about some people that God chose to use, to tell a story. The people didn't know it, but they were like actors. They thought they were living their lives just like we do, but God worked behind the scenes, so that everything he needed to tell his story, happened. 
The result of the collaboration between free people and a sovereign God is that a book was produced which contains the literal-historical record of the people living their lives, and at the same time, an invisible layer was produced that says something the human authors were unaware of. The book itself is an analogy to the fish and the stream. The revelation of the invisible God was done... invisibly.
|God gave Hebrew
When God chose men to record the 'play'  he gave them a very special language. It is called 'Hebrew'. Hebrew is unlike any other language. Hebrew words get their meaning from the meaning of the letters.   And the letters get their meaning from the New Testament which was written about 4000 years after the first Hebrew word was written. 
Let that sink in. The letters get their meaning from something that wouldn't happen for 4000 years. This is proof that there is an invisible God, who no man has seen  , and that Hebrew is his language for revelation and the Bible is His book!
|Men wrote what God wanted written
As men recorded the 'play'; the history of people just living their lives, they actually wrote about Jesus and the cross. Every word they wrote participates in telling the story of Jesus.  His story is hidden in childish riddles and word-play. The history is also a mystery. 
God wrote his book this way as an analogy of how he works in the world. People live the way they choose to live, but God is invisibly and silently working behind the scenes to accomplish his will.
The Bible is one book, authored by God, and hidden in the writings of men.