The early twentieth-century evangelist, Billy Sunday portrayed the awesome Word of God as a magnificent palace. He wrote, “I entered through the portico of Genesis and walked down through the Old Testament’s art gallery where I saw the portraits of Joseph, Jacob, Daniel, Moses, Isaiah, Solomon, and David hanging on the walls. I entered the music room of the Psalms, and the Spirit of God struck the keyboard of my nature until it seemed to me that every reed and pipe in God’s great organ of nature responded to the harp of David, and the charm of King Solomon in his moods.
I walked into the business house of Proverbs, and into the observatory of the prophets. There I saw photographs of various sizes, some pointing to far-off stars or events – but all concentrated on one great Star which was to rise as an atonement for sin.
Then I went into the audience room of the King of kings, and got a vision from four points – from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. I went into the correspondence room and saw Peter, James, Paul and Jude, penning their epistles to the world. I went into the Acts of the Apostles and saw the Holy Spirit forming the Holy Church, and then walked into the Throne Room and saw a Door at the foot of a Tower, and, going up, I saw One standing there, fair as the morning, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And I found this truest Friend that man ever knew; when all were false I found Him true.”
(Billy Sunday Speaks [New York: Chelsea House, 1970] p. 23)