The Two-Witness Rule under the Microscope

not provide a clear-cut exception to the two witness rule, and is itself debatable. 14. Implementation of the two witness rule as interpreted by WT has caused harm and has prevented perpetrators from being held accountable. 15. If the two witness rule is not currently in effect, reasons for claiming this are hard to convincingly establish scripturally. 16. Efforts to question the two witness rule can lead to counter-intuitive results that imply the Bible is incomplete or incorrect, which adherents of the Bible would reject out of hand. 17. The Bible establishes that the Christian arrangement is the end of…

Applying the Two-Witness Rule Equitably

the youth was repentant, but they were not allowed to judge the repentance they witnessed. According to the rule, they had to judge whether he was repentant at the time of the original hearing. Since they were not there, they had to rely on witnesses. The only witnesses were the three elders of the original committee and the young man himself. Now let’s apply the two-witness rule. For the appeal committee to accept the young man’s word they would have to judge that the older men of the original committee had acted improperly. They would have to accept an accusation…

Theocratic Warfare or Just Plain Lying?

Theocratic Warfare or Just Plain Lying?

…world’s media that we do harm by sticking unbendingly to the “two-witness rule”. In line with the theocratic warfare mindset, he withholds a number of truths from the audience. He reads from Deuteronomy 19:15 to support the Organization’s position, but doesn’t go on reading the next verses that discuss how Israelites were to handle situations where there was only one witness; nor does he discuss Deuteronomy 22:25-27 which provides an exception to the two-witness rule. Instead, he cherry-picks a verse from Matthew 18:16 where Jesus speaks of two witnesses, claiming this allows a transition from the Mosaic Law into the…

The Australian Royal High Commission on Child Abuse – What you need to know

abuse, it should be, should it not, that a witness to an opportunity for the sexual abuse to have taken place would be the sufficient second witness? A. Yes, if it’s – if there is no – what does it say here? Q. “Extenuating circumstances”? A. Under improper circumstances. Q. So a second witness to circumstantial or corroborating evidence would be sufficient to fulfil the second witness requirement? A. That’s a very large question and I think it’s something that we would need to consider carefully. Q. Well, it’s just important as to whether the second witness has to be…

Love and Justice in Ancient Israel – (Part 1 of 4)

when required. And that has been replaced by the Kingly Law of Love, (James 2:8) which is supported and has Gods backing. As already brought out by the comments of others, righteousness is proved by the works or results. The results of the 2 witness rule are horrendous! Anyone supporting it and adding to the horror surely must bear responsibility before Jehovah. I would now like to discuss Matthew 18:15-17. With reference to the JW broadcast VDO doubling down on the 2 witness rule and used as evidence that the 2 witness rule in the Mosaic Law is re-stated for…