By Ellen G. White
The Bible points to God as its author; yet it was written by human hands, and in the varied style of its different books it presents the characteristics of the several writers. The truths revealed are all “given by inspiration of God” (2 Tim. 3:16), yet they are expressed in the words of men. The Infinite One by His Holy Spirit has shed light into the minds and hearts of His servants. He has given dreams and visions, symbols and figures; and those to whom the truth was thus revealed have themselves embodied the thought in human language.
The Bible, with its God-given truths expressed in the language of men, presents a union of the divine and the human. Such a union existed in the nature of Christ, who was the Son of God and the Son of man. Thus it is true of the Bible, as it was of Christ, that
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Ellen G. White (1827–1915) was a Christian author and speaker whose inspirational writings have been translated worldwide. Excerpted and adapted from The Great Controversy, “Introduction” and “The Scriptures a Safeguard.”