Perhaps you should read the New Testament or ask Christians about their religion before you would go off and pontificate about what the Christian religion teaches or advocates?
At least you decided to start a thread even though this thread is not about gaining a better understanding of another religion but your grade school attempt where you think you'll use your 'logic' to eventually smear it.
But since you asked, the death penalty could be said to have been effectively abolished (at least for 'sinful' behavior) by Christians in John 4, John 9, and Corinthians.
The New Testament, however, recognizes the secular state's right to implement punishments for criminals - it is, however, debatable whether Christians can serve as executioners, guards, etc within the secular state just as Church Fathers were against Christians serving in the military - similar to JW's today and during Nazi Germany where they were specifically targeted for their pacifist beliefs.
The point is that you stated that you would tell us these procedures in the thread about African Priests conducting witch trials (and exorcisms) - and were arguing they were 'doing it wrong'.
They are doing it wrong. There is no trial for the accused and witnesses are not presented to testify that they witnessed an act of sorcery, etc.
Again, a literal interpretation of the Old Testament is no different from Islamic Law.
Hence this thread - what is the 'correct' way to conduct a witch trial according to US Christians
The New Testament is the only book that addresses Christ followers, so I think it would be more logical to conclude on what the New Testament says.
Please show what the African Christian priests are doing wrong. (Is it just that they are carrying out Biblical punishments, whilst US Christians say these should be ignored?)
Was the woman killed in Gaza for being a witch killed unfairly based on what Islamic Law says?
Why don't you apply your gee whiz questions to Islamic Law before oversimplifying what the Bible says?
And we'll gloss over the fact that the Quran does not give any procedures for witch trials, or even any punishment for witches
We'll gloss over the fact I mentioned that this is what Islamic Law says. (But we can go ahead and point out that honor killings are mentioned in the Koran)
Then any conclusion for why a vigilante killing someone he believes is a witch is against Islamic Law where witchcraft is punishable by death.
We don't even need to bring up Islamic Law. Capital punishment is carried out in several US states. Can someone just kill an accused criminal for an offense the criminal has not been tried or convicted for?
but that's for a different thread. This thread is about you telling us the 'correct' Biblical procedure for witch trials.)
It's in the Bible, to be sure. But I've already pointed out that a trial and witnesses is no different from what Islamic law requires.