More than one witness was required in criminal cases (Deut. 17:6; 19:15). They were the first to execute the sentence on the condemned (Deut. 13:9; 17:7; 1 Kings 21:13; Matt. 27:1; Acts “7:57, 58). False witnesses were liable to punishment (Deut.” 19:16-21). It was also an offence to refuse to bear witness (Lev. 5:1).

“(Rom. 8:16), the consciousness of the gracious operation of the” “Spirit on the mind, “a certitude of the Spirit’s presence and” “work continually asserted within us”, manifested “in his” “comforting us, his stirring us up to prayer, his reproof of our” “sins, his drawing us to works of love, to bear testimony before” “the world,” etc.”

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