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Offence


1. Occasions of, must arrive. Mt 18:7.

2. Occasions of, forbidden. 1Co 10:32; 2Co 6:3.

3. Persecution, a cause of, to mere professors. Mt 13:21; 24:10; 26:31.

4. The wicked take, at

a. The low station of Christ. Isa 53:1-3; Mt 13:54-57.

b. Christ, as the corner-stone. Isa 8:14; Ro 9:33; 1Pe 2:8.

c. Christ, as the bread of life. Joh 6:58-61.

d. Christ crucified. 1Co 1:23; Ga 5:11.

e. The righteousness of faith. Ro 9:32.

f. The necessity of inward purity. Mt 15:11,12.

5. Blessedness of not taking, at Christ. Mt 11:6.

6. Saints warned against taking. Joh 16:1.

7. Saints should

a. Be without. Php 1:10.

b. Be cautious of giving. Ps 73:15; Ro 14:13; 1Co 8:9.

c. Have a conscience void of. Ac 24:16.

d. Cut off what causes, to themselves. Mt 5:29,30; Mr 9:43-47.

e. Not let their liberty occasion, to others. 1Co 8:9.

f. Use self-denial rather than occasion. Ro 14:21; 1Co 8:13.

g. Avoid those who cause. Ro 16:17.

h. Reprove those who cause. Ex 32:21; 1Sa 2:24.

8. Ministers should

a. Be cautious of giving. 2Co 6:3.

b. Remove that which causes. Isa 57:14.

9. All things that cause, shall be gathered out of Christ’s kingdom. Mt 13:41.

10. Denunciation against those who cause. Mt 18:7; Mr 9:42.

11. Punishment for occasioning. Eze 44:12; Mal 2:8,9; Mt 18:6,7.

12. Exemplified

a. Aaron. Ex 32:2-6.

b. Balaam, &c. Nu 31:16; Re 2:14.

c. Gideon. Jdj 8:27.

d. Sons of Eli. 1Sa 2:12-17.

e. Jeroboam. 1Ki 12:26-30.

f. Old prophet. 1Ki 13:18-26.

g. Priests. Mal 2:8.

h. Peter. Mt 16:23.