Every shadow or doctrine must have at least two supporting scripture witnesses.
This means we cannot define a shadow (metaphor) or doctrine with a single verse. (This keeps us rigorous in methodology).
The principle of witnesses is that concerning things of life and death, every testimony must be established. Certainly the things of the gospel concern life and death:
- De 17:6 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.
- De 19:15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
- Mt 18:16 But if he will not hear [thee, then] take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
- 2Co 13:1 ¶ This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
- 1Ti 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
- Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
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