In respect and honour to our brother in Christ, the blog of TextsInContext, I’m going to re-blog this for that reason. Matthew 18:20 has been misused and taken out of context. When the truth is offered with corroborated verses that show cohesiveness and congruence, with praying to Jesus for understanding, you will come to understand the real and true meaning of that verse.
“Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses…” This verse is a portion of
Deuteronomy 17:6. One witness is never enough to judge someone to death, nor is it enough to judge another’s sin. However, “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” If you look at
Matthew 18:15-20, these verses pertain to “sin”, that if a brother sin’s against another, and if the sinning brother does not want to hear of this, then the brother should go and get one or two more witnesses so that justice will be meted out. As has been the case for so many years, Verse 20 has been taken out of context as you will see by reading and studying and praying for knowledge and understanding. “Wherever two or three are gathered together in the name of Jesus, He will be there in the midst of them.” This has nothing to do with two or three people coming together and conducting church as has been the case. As you are surely well aware, Jesus, through His Holy Spirit is found within each and everyone of us all the time. It doesn’t require two or three more for God to be with each one of us. The point being, that Jesus, by His power through the Holy Spirit will lend support to those witnesses involved in deciding the outcome. His Spirit will lead us to all truth!