The scriptural approach to Scripture is, thus, to regard it as God’s written testimony to Himself.  When we call the Bible the Word of God, we mean, or should mean, that its message constitutes a single utterance, of which God is the author.  What Scripture says, He says.  When we hear or read Scripture, that which impinges on our minds (whether we realize it or not) is the speech of God Himself.

From: “Fundamentalism” and the Word of God: Some Evangelical Principles by J. I. Packer (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1958), p. 89.

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