Seventh-Day Adventist Beliefs: The Word of God
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.
--Fundamental Beliefs, 1
Next: The Godhead
I think the Bible is God's Word. I don't think every word of it can be taken as literal truth taken out of its own context--there are a lot of stories told as stories, for example, and some things use a
prophetic-symbolic style (like some parts of Revelation).
I know that a lot of things in it are unpopular now, but cultures change and have changed, hopefully for the better, with the inevitable side effect that looking back isn't always pleasant. And it may not be the best as a "history" textbook in the modern sense--especially as (if I understand correctly) the modern sense of history is really quite recent. (I could be wrong on that last bit.)