But It does not follow that the word of god would be IMPERFECT, if your God IS PERFECT right? It does not that your PERFECT GOD would divinely inspire MORTAL MEN to be his AUTHORS, his biographers, if you will, and they get it WRONG, producing an IMPERFECT document
If your god is perfect, then it follows that his words are perfect. And if his words are perfect, and the bible is a collection of his words, then it follows that the bible is PERFECT.
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
In Orthodox we do venerate the Scriptures, but not in the typically Protestant way. Firstly, we equally venerate the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Tradition as two halves of the same coin, so we do not rely solely on "the Bible" for our guidance, and we do not only define our worship and our Church by the Bible, but we combine a unison approach to both the Bible and the Tradition. Both illuminate each other, and you can not understand either without the other. The Bible without the Light of the Tradition is a Mystery, and the Tradition aside from the Bible is only theater. Together, they are the Divine works of God in our midst. But you cannot separate either, just as you cannot separate Christ's Humanity or His Divinity.
This Bible is not literally the words of God, as Islam interprets the Koran to be, but rather is the divinely inspired words of God, as given through the mechanisms of human beings and the Tradition is the same. We do not base our interpretations and understandings of these texts and Traditions solely on the literalism or historicity, rather we prefer to rely upon the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We turn to God directly on these matters, and in Orthodox the Church defines the Bible according to the active and powerful Will of God in our lives, we do not search for the Will of God in the Scriptures, rather we use the Will of God to understand them. God determines the Scriptures meanings, the Scriptures do not literally interpret the meaning of God. This is why Jesus said, "Search the Scriptures supposing to find eternal life, but only if you would just turn directly to Me, who they refer to." (paraphrasing)
Most importantly, while in the Protestant background the Word of God is considered to be the Bible, this is not the case in the Church. The Scriptures are the word of God (not uppercase), where as only Christ Himself, in the Eternal Flesh and Blood is the true Word of God. The Word of God is not a book, it is a living Man and God! We do not search for words written down to find, know and experience Jesus Christ, rather we come to Him directly, in person, here and now! It is a fundamentally different approach and understanding. Having been raised a fundamentalist Baptist, I can understand and have experienced both concepts, but truly the Orthodox is real and Divine, whereas the Protestant literalists are similarly confused at times as the Pharisees or the Gnostics, who spent more time reading books and scriptures to find God then actually searching for Him in the active life of worship. This is not to discredit the faith of Protestants, or to say the God does not operate in them, but it is my analysis that the Protestant tradition makes it a bit harder to find God, as it is often looking in the wrong places.