Seventh-day Adventists should believe words in Bible are from God

In the Spirit of Prophecy (Ellen White’s writings), there are at least 6 instances where it says the exact phrase: “inspired words”, and “words inspired of God” is used once. Thus we see the lone dissenting quote “It is not the words of the Bible that are inspired, but the men that were inspired.” in 1Selected Messages p. 21 is spurious.

The Bible (or portions of it) are said of in the SOP: “The scribes of God wrote as they were dictated by the Holy Spirit, having no control of the work themselves.” and: “He who is the father of lies, blinds and deceives the world by sending his angels forth to speak for the apostles, and make it appear that they contradict what they wrote when on earth, which was dictated by the Holy Ghost.”

Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary says:
DICTATE, verb transitive [Latin , to speak.]

1. To tell with authority; to deliver, as an order, command, or direction; as, what God has dictated, it is our duty to believe.

2. To order or instruct what is to be said or written; as, a general dictates orders to his troops.

3. To suggest; to admonish; to direct by impulse on the mind. We say, the spirit of God dictated the messages of the prophets to Israel. Conscience often dictates to men the rules by which they are to govern their conduct.

Of course the Bible itself calls the words in it the “words of God” 6 times. Many times it says “your words”, and “my words” referring to God’s words written in it.

This is basically what it seems to boil down to:
“The effect of inspiration was to move the authors so as to produce the words God wanted. In this view the human writers’ individual backgrounds, personal traits, and literary styles were authentically theirs, but had been providentially prepared by God for use as his instrument in producing Scripture”.

The Holy Bible is not only infallible, but inerrant. It is not only “The Word of God”, but “The Words of God”. It is NOT our uncles’ words, but God’s words, as written by our uncles.

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