Christ said: "But if a man is a cause of stumbling to one of these little ones who have faith in me, it would be better for him to have a millstone hung round his neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea. Alas for the world that such causes of stumbling arise! Come they must, but woe betide the man through whom they come!" (Matt 18:6,7 NEB).
"Let us therefore cease judging one another, but rather make this simple judgement: that no obstacle or stumbling-block (1) be placed in a brother's way." (Rom 14:13 NEB).
"Now I exhort you, brothers, to keep your eye on those who cause divisions and occasions for stumbling contrary to the teaching that you have learned, and avoid them." (Rom 16:17).
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