God through Moses gave Israel eight vital principles for the proper handling and correct understanding of His Word. They apply just as much to Christians and the Church in our time.
How should a Bible believing Christian witness to an unbeliever? We need to let the Word of God do its supernatural work.
The Word of God is what it is because the God of the Word is who He is.
Sinful man's judgments are subjective and thus deeply flawed. But Scripture is the supernatural, objective, flawless critic of man's beliefs and motives.
Scripture is supernaturally incisive. It cuts through outward appearances, and exposes inward reality.
The word "powerful" in Hebrews 4:12 speaks of the effectual, living, supernatural power of Scripture to save souls, sanctify the saved - and to condemn those who refuse to believe.
Only a Book that possesses this characteristic can do what Scripture does.
Scripture defines the term very specifically. It is a definition to which every Christian and church must carefully submit.
In the post-evangelical church, most pastors and seminary professors have lost any grasp they may have had of Scripture as the only supernatural Book.
The Apostle Paul tells us that it is through the endurance of Scripture that we have hope.