1. The Bible is both the biography and autobiography of God.
2. We are intro’d to the Bible as having two major parts, the OT and the NT.
~ I have been toying with the following idea:
The Bible comes in 3 major parts:
(1) The Gospel Implied: The Old Testament
(2) The Gospel Supplied: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
(3) The Gospel Applied: = the NT – (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
(1) The word “implied” does not quite get at what I want to… but I cannot think of a better term. So anyway… what I am referring to by the Gospel Implied is the Old Testament. What I mean by it is that the OT consists of Gospel-Sightings. These come in the form of types, figures, foreshadows, prophesies about the coming Messiah, Messianic Psalms, etc.
(2) By Gospel Supplied I am referring to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Basically these are the 4 Gospel accounts. What are the Gospel accounts btw? The Gospel is a biography of Jesus Christ detailing His life, death and resurrection.
(3) By Gospel Applied I am referring to all of the NT books sans the Gospel accounts. I think that we can think of these books/letters as being amplifications, commentaries, expositions, illustrations, explanations … of the Gospel.