John L. Dagg
President, Mercer University
was spoken and written by inspiration, came with as high authority
as if it had proceeded from God without the use of human instrumentality.
Their peculiarities of thought, feeling, and style, had no
more effect to prevent what they spoke and wrote from being the
word of God, than their peculiarities of voice or of chirography.
The question, whether inspiration extended to the very words of
revelation, as well as to the thoughts and reasoning, is answered
by Paul: "We preach, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth,
but which the Holy Ghost teacheth."
--Manual of Theology (1857)