An overriding supernatural harmony is evident in the single-minded consistency of Scripture over thousands of years. The ancient prophets and Bible writers did not have computers, books, mass communications, or even a common culture, language or even live in the same generation. Still, all writers over thousands of years reached the same conclusions about God’s holiness, character, truths, ways, plans, purpose, promises and love for mankind – in all sixty-six books of Scripture. The Bible reads like it was composed by a single author because it was!
- Overriding, single-minded harmony is evident throughout Scripture
- Forward, backward and Sideways Harmony of Scripture
- The harmony of recurring Bible themes across Scripture
- The harmony of Christ’s teachings with recurring Bible themes
- Harmony of the Gospel events and miracles in Christ’s life.
The Bible is one harp, with a thousand strings
“The Bible is a harp with a thousand strings. Play on one to the exclusion of its relationship to the others, and you will develop discord. Play on all of them, keeping them in their places in the divine scale, and you will hear heavenly music all the time.”
William P, White–Theologian, Author
From top to bottom, the Bible’s interwoven harmony is evident
“Its stories, images, conceptual patterns, and turns of phrase permeated the culture from top to bottom. This was true even for illiterates and those who did not go to church, for knowledge of the Bible was transmitted not only directly by its reading, hearing, and ritual enactment,but also indirectly by an interwoven net of intellectual, literary, artistic, folkloric, and proverbial traditions. There was a time when every educated person, no matter how professedly unbelieving or secular, knew the actual text from Genesis to Revelation”
George Lindbeck–Theologian; former Yale Professor of Theology
Scripture Harmony is like building a cathedral over thousands of years
The harmony of Scripture is no less remarkable than if forty people separated by different cultures, languages and a thousand years felt individually compelled to build pieces of some amazing project. A thousand years later all of the pieces were brought together and assembled Into a modern cathedral that perfectly fit on a prepared foundation. Yet, none of the builders knew they were building a structure in concert with other builders. Even the most casual observer would intuitively know that a designer had somehow orchestrated and communicated a master plan across the ages.
The harmony of universal laws reveal God
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe–a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. “In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the supportof such views”
Albert Einstein–Scientist, Physicist – 1879-1955; Theory of Relativity
The Bible is for good and bad times
“Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments and in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.”
Helen Keller–Author, Activist (1880-1968) (Blind and deaf from birth)
The Bible is intellectually irrefutable
“After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn’t, I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God’s Son”
The ability to perceive truth comes from God
“The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power”
Nikola Tesla–Scientist- Alternating Current contributor
The entire Bible is focused on Christ
“The whole meaning of Spiritual understanding is that we see whatthe Spirit has always meant. A law of interpretation that the wholeBible is focused in Christ, and that the work of the Holy Spirit in everydispensation relates to Christ.”
Austin T. Sparks–Author
The harmony of universal laws reveal God
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe–a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. “In view of suchharmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But, what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views”
-Scientist, Physicist – 1879-1955;Theory of Relativity
Doctrinal, moral, ethically, historically unified Scripture record
Incomprehensibly, all sixty-six books of the Bible from Genesis to Revelationare doctrinally, morally, ethically, and historically unified. They also form acohesive, beginning-to-end historical record of God and mankind. Nothingfurther will be added or taken away from God’s inspired Scripture.
Old Testament Prophets were in Harmony with New Testament Disciples Old Testament Scripture writers
prophesied hundreds of times about a coming messiah who would save and deliver mankind. Five-hundred to a thousand years later, Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled detailed prophecies, providing incontrovertible evidence God’s messiah had come. Today, accurately fulfilled End Time signs provide compelling evidence that Christ may be on the verge of returning in power and glory. —- There is a perfect harmony between the Old Testament laws, covenants and sacrificial system and the New Testament covenant of “salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.” The Old Testament reveals that sinful rebellion existed from the beginning and can never be resolved by human works or rule-keeping. The New Testament offers God’s forgiveness in Christ and reconciles sinful man with Holy God.
OT Slavery and deliverance are like modern bondage to sin and Salvation 1875 BC to 1445BC
God told Abraham his ancestors would be enslaved and mistreated for400 years and would then be freed and inherit a great possession (2080 BC;Genesis 15:14-15). Moses later led the people out of Egyptian bondage (1445 BC). For 400 years the people died in bondage and would have continued to do so without God’s Passover deliverance (Those passing under the blood of the sacrificial lamb over the doorposts in Egypt, were “passed over” by the Angel of Death, while the firstborn of other households in Egypt died)(Exodus 12:7-13, 23, 29)
NT Sin Bondage and Salvation Parallel: People are enslaved (in bondage) to sin from birth until they are freed by Jesus Christ (“the Savior and Lamb of God”) who sets the captive free from sin and death (John 8:31-32). All who believe God and trust Christ are covered by Christ’s (The lamb of God) blood and escape Spiritual death, passing into eternal Spiritual life (John 1:29). Without a saving belief in Jesus Christ,people die in their sin (John 8:24).
The New Testament affirms the Old Testament
There is no “angry God of the Old Testament and loving God of the New Testament.” God is timeless and unchanging. Jesus Christ and His Apostles directly affirmed Old Testament Scripture 300 times, showing God’s Old Testament’s authority in New Testament times and today. Almost ten percent of the New Testament alludes to Old Testament teachings. Jesus Christ repeatedly affirmed the timeless, unchanging harmony of Scripture:
Harmony of Old Testament and New Testament Themes
The harmony of Scripture is evident in major recurring themes across thousands of years, widespread generations, different cultures, languages, political and social situations. Some of the major themes that are consistently and persistently repeated hundreds of times are:
 God is Sovereign, holy, faithful and righteous
 God Loves mankind and desires relationship
 Human sin and rebellion separates people from God
 Repentance and salvation restores sinners to God
 Blessings and Spiritual life come to the faithful
 Love and obey God and love others
 Life in God’s eternal Kingdom
 Judgment, Spiritual death and separation from God
 The coming Messiah/Deliverer
The sideways Harmony of Scripture
Christ’s Parable Teachings, Life and Miracles are seen in the Gospel writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. All events and teachings in the life of Christ were “parables” because, while they pertained to events two-thousand years ago, they are also applicable to all people of all times. The Bible writers knew they were writing the divinely inspired words of God, but not that their writings were in harmony with many other Scripture writers, or that they would survive thousands of years and influence billions of people. But, God knew!
Only computers could detect a half-million cross-references
Twentieth Century Computer technology has uncovered a previously unseen harmony between 340,000 cross referenced themes, words, events and people. Bible Hub’s multi-Version Bible Concordance claims 564,640 entries from 29,275 words indexed from 12 translations (including Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Modern computers have also detected an inexplicable hidden harmony of numeric and word patterns. There is simply no rational basis for any notion that Scripture was compiled or altered by “ignorant, superstitious ancients.”