How came it (the Bible) to be written? God inspired holy men to write it. Did they write it exactly as God wished? Yes; as much as if He had written every word himself. Ought it, therefore, to be believed and obeyed? Yes; as much as though God had spoken directly to us.
–A Brief Catechism of Bible Doctrine
James P. Boyce
First President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
President, Southern Baptist Convention, (1872-79,1888)