All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
When the popular chat app 2go was still in vague I remember having a discussion a Muslim then, he asked me various questions which I answered, one of the questions he asked me then was ;
Why do you guys have many books in the Bible named after different people like Mathew, Job, John etc unlike we that have just one Quran?
This same question is not a question that can be overlooked as it is a question that most times is been used to test out knowledge of the written word we carry all about and it is so unfortunate that most people in the church today do not have an answer to that same question.
To everyone out there, either a believer or not, know for sure that the written words of God which was handed over to us though containing many books (as supported by the fact that we mention them as ‘The Book of….. ‘) in is one unified book and not 66.
In the Scriptural Verse used at the beginning of this post, Apostle Paul was telling Timothy that the whole scriptures is God inspired and not a compilation of the philosophy or writings of some folklore writers and this confirms the uniformity of the Scriptures. Paul also stressed that these words are to be used for various things that shows the intent of when he inspired people to write these books and this was the criteria for which the books of the Bible both the Canonincals and the deutrocanonicals Justified before they could be handed over to us.
Apart from the fact that all the books of the bible are spirit inspired it is crucial to note that both the old testament and the new testament are one even though the represent two separate and conflicting covenants.
Then Old Testament is the New Testament revealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament Contained.
Jesus himself said this during his earthly ministry that even the prophets right from Moses spoke about him and a critical look into the Pauline Epistles proves this truth. Apostle Paul as noticed in his works especially the book of Romans is seen Quoting scriptures from the Old Testament especially from the psalms in order to buttress his points which is why the book of Romans can be described as an explanation of the new testament using the old testament, likewise is the book of Hebrews. Below is a verse from the book of Romans that is actually an accurate quote from the Old Testament:
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.
Romans 4:7-8 KJV
The except above Is an excerpt from Paul’s later to the Romans where he was speaking about justification, these two verses are quotes from the book of Psalms Chapter 32 vs 1&2 which says:
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Psalms 32:1-2 KJV
Also in the book of Ephesians, most of Paul’s quotes were also from the book of Psalms likewise the book of Hebrews. These and many more verses of the scriptures show that these books are interrelated.
Another major thing that shows the uniqueness and oneness of the whole scriptures is Christocentric nature of the Scriptures Which mean the whole Scripture Right from Genesis to Revelation is Christ centered.
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
Romans 3:21 KJV
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
Jude 1:14 KJV
Both Paul and Jude in their writings expressed the fact that the scriptures point to one thing, person and personality which is Jesus the crucified but risen Christ. A critical look at the happenings right from Abel in Genesis to the Book of Revelation shows that every part of the Scriptures; the Torah (Law), Writings (Nebim), The Prophets (Ketubim), the Gospel, Epistles and Revelation all point to Christ who is the center of al. The Scriptures. Therefore the Bible is one book bound together by nothing but Jesus Christ our Lord. SHALOM.