In his testimony before the Royal Commission Geoffrey Jackson said he did not have the answer to the question posed to him regarding Deuteronomy 22:25-27 and was unable to ask Jesus at this time.
Two things stand out to me about this piece of Jackson's testimony.
1. He said he could not ask Jesus.
2. In his high capacity that he kept emphasizing over and over about about doctrinal guardianship and spiritual matters, his ineptness of something easily debunked from a logical scriptural perspective.
Of not being able to ask, my wonder is whether Mr. Jackson believes in prayer!!! He said he could not ask Jesus. Why can't he ask Jesus in prayer?!!! More importantly, why has Mr. Jackson not already asked Jesus for an answer to this issue in prayer?!!! He is, after all, part of a supposed guardian of doctrine! What is keeping this man from asking Jesus?
Of the issue put before him, the issue as presented represents a false dilemma. The dilemma is premised on a notion that a man accused by a woman of raping her in a field without witnesses would be put to death without any evidence other than the woman's accusation. The text does not say a man would be put to death based on the witness of a single person (the victim). It says a man would be put to death for raping a woman in a field where no one could see or hear what was going on other than the woman and the rapist. This does not suggest a man would be or, under Mosaic Law, could be put to death purely on the word of the woman alleging rape. The text at issue (Deut. 22:25-27) does not address what evidence would suffice to convict the criminal, or how that evidence could be obtained. It speaks only of the situation. It astounded me to listen to Jackson respond to this false dilemma without recognizing it as a false dilemma. For a would-be guardian of doctrine his skills of critical thinking are rusty to say the least.