This hasn't stopped many from trying to add to or remove from the Word of God the parts that didn't fit their own private interpretation. 2 Peter 1:20 For example, Luther wanted to remove the books of Hebrews, James, Jude, and Revelation because they went against certain doctrines, such as "Only Faith." Interestingly, the question of faith by works has been argued all the way back in time since the Apostolic Fathers wrote the final books of the Christian Cannon. And, the books agreed with the earliest works in basic doctrinal intent. As I heard mentioned today in church, God didn't decide to suddenly do salvation differently. He had a plan from Creation, and everything that happened fit in to His plan. The sacrificial practices of the Jews saw their fulfillment in the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus on the cross at Calvary. The Word of God, in written Biblical form, is a unified whole.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Harrison and Römhild
Bible Cross References Visualization
"The bar graph that runs along the bottom represents all of the chapters in the Bible. Books alternate in color between white and light gray. The length of each bar denotes the number of verses in the chapter. Each of the 63,779 cross references found in the Bible is depicted by a single arc - the color corresponds to the distance between the two chapters, creating a rainbow-like effect." Source - Chris Harrison
✯For a brief overview of some of the theories of Creation taken from the Genesis record, see my slideshow "The Living Pentateuch."
✯ For the basics of the relationship of the Old Testament to the New Testament, see the article below on my Kid's Animated Faith Zone Site:
✯ For more about the integrity and verifiability of the Genesis account of Creation, see the previous R2BH blog link at bottom.