Inspiration of Scripture

In their statement of fundamental beliefs Seventh-day Adventists set forth their position on the inspiration of Scripture as follows: “The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments, are the written Word of God, given by divine inspiration through holy men of God who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. In this Word, God has committed to man the knowledge necessary for salvation. The Holy Scriptures are the infallible revelation of His will. They are the standard of character, the test of experience, the authoritative revealer of doctrines, and the trustworthy record of God’s acts in history ( 2 Peter 1:20 , 21 ; 2 Tim. 3:16 , 17 ; Ps. 119:105 ; Prov. 30:5 , 6 ; Isa. 8:20 ; John 17:17 ; 1 Thess. 2:13 ; Heb. 4:12 )” ( Church Manual [1990], p . 23). SDA s do not believe ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.