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KnoWhy #180 - Why Was Seantum Convicted Without Any Witnesses? (Helaman 9:35-36)
|Title||KnoWhy #180 - Why Was Seantum Convicted Without Any Witnesses? (Helaman 9:35-36)|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Assassination; Chief Judge; Laws; Legal; Murder; Nephi (Son of Helaman); Seantum; Seezoram; Witnesses|
The Law of Moses dictates that people only be condemned to death if there are two or more witnesses, yet Seantum was condemned to death upon his own confession. Although this seems illegal at first, the Old Testament shows that there were some occasions where this could be legal. If, as in this case, God was involved in bringing the person to justice, the condemnation was legal. The fact that God was involved in bringing this criminal to justice is a good reminder that God is in control, no matter how hard people try to hide their crimes.
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