Scriptures rarely mentioned
Makes you wonder why they even bothered to advise reading the entire Bible cover-to-cover back in the day...
You can understand why the Churches back in the day didn't want the bible in our hands but only the leaders of the church. If we knew what was in it, we would be like WHAT!!!!!
Deuteronomy 18:20-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
20 But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, [a]that prophet shall die.’ 21 [b]You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
Deuteronomy 17:8 - A caveat to the two witness rule.
If a case arises in one of your cities that is too difficult for you to judge, whether it is a case involving bloodshed+ or a legal claim that has been raised or a violent deed that has been committed or other matters of dispute, you should rise up and go to the place that Jehovah your God chooses.+ 9 Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge+ serving in those days, and make your inquiry, and they will hand down the decision to you
Criminal cases do not mention second witnesses as the absolute and only means of establishing matters. Provided we also understand that Israel was a sovereign nation back then and therefore their "priests" or judges were the oficial judicial authorities of the time. Such is not the case anymore and was not the case when the Jews where in captivity. Roman authorities were consulted when they could not solve crimes. The same should be done today.
Exodus 15:3: The LORD is a warrior; Yahweh is his name! - NLT