“At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.” (Deuteronomy 17:6 KJV)
In America today, for those remaining states who have a death penalty, it is usually a grand jury of 12 that the case is brought before to obtain such a judgment. In obvious addition to the actual witnesses, the attorneys, the judge, and other court staff. The case is replayed as best as the evidence can allow. It is rethought, looked at over and over, and cumulatively a decision is reached. There is something that the evidence, the witnesses, and the circumstances have to flesh out in order to bring forth a genuine judgment. Paul reminds us in Romans, that sin links to death. “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23 KJV) In this same verse, Paul also links God’s gift to life which is found in Jesus. Ironically, the same processing over and over something takes place to be sure of the life that Jesus gives. What part of Jesus’ presence is present when two or more come together in His name? It is the confirmation of similar judgments that more than one person has independently made in their own heart. It is the linking of His common and Holy Spirit that shines when it comes in contact like two particles that produce nuclear energy when close. It is a joy both unspeakable and full of glory that radiates knowing that the really big decision has been reached in each heart.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20 KJV)