Corroborating Scriptural Witness
The Nineteenth of Deuteronomy required multiple corroborating witnesses to testify against an accused person, and in all cases refused the hearing of accusatory testimony if but a single witness was available. If a witness was found to be lying against the defendant, then that witness was to receive whatever punishment was prescribed for the crime of which the defendant was accused. This Mosaic principle helps us to understand the Savior’s meaning at Matthew Seven. There, He warned that the judgment we measure out to another would come upon us again. The beam in our own eye as we judge another’s mote may be the lack of corroborating Scriptural witness.
Written by David Hayes Prophater