The self-manifestation of God by which His character, will, and presence are disclosed to humanity through the writings of the prophets, through the illumination of the intellect by the Holy Spirit, through the works of nature, and through providential experiences. The supreme revelation of the divine mind, will, and character came through the incarnation, life, ministry, and teachings of the second person of the Deity as Son of God and Son of man. God reveals Himself in order that sinful human beings may apprehend Him and be transformed into His likeness by a divine-human communion. Seventh-day Adventists have always held that the Bible in its entirety is the inspired, authoritative, reliable, and true Word of God, though expressed in imperfect human language ( see Inspiration ). However,...

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