Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
1 John 3:14
as for us, we know, that we have passed from a state of death to that of life, because we love our brethren: he that does not love his brother, is in a destructive state.
Jesus said therefore to those Jews who believed on him, if you adhere to my doctrine, then will you be my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth,
let us not judge one another any more: but rather come to this determination, not to put a stumbling-block, or any thing in a brother's way, that may make him fall.
2 Peter 1:10
Wherefore be the more diligent, my brethren, to secure your vocation and election by your virtuous actions, for by so doing, you will never relapse:
Occasion of stumbling
but having no root in him he has only an occasional faith: for as soon as any oppression or persecution arises upon account of the gospel, he presently relapses.
wo unto the world, because of such scandals: tho' it cannot be, but that such occasions of relapsing should happen: yet wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh.
Then said Jesus to his disciples, it is impossible but that discouragements should come: but wo to him, who is the occasion of them.
why? because they sought it not by faith, but indeed by the works of the law: for they stumbled at that stumbling-stone;
that being capable to distinguish what is best, you may remain stedfastly sincere until the day of Christ,
but if a man travels by night he stumbles, because there is no light for him.
by this mutual love shall all men know that you are my disciples.
this is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Let brotherly love still reign.