Will We Always Be in the Image of God?
Unfortunately, just as Adam and Eve sinned for
the first time in the garden, Jesus says that "it
is inevitable that stumbling blocks come," even
to children that are old enough to believe (see
says in Matthew 18:5-7: "And whoever receives one
such child in My name receives Me; but whoever
causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to
stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone
be hung around his neck, and that he be drowned in
the depth of the sea. "Woe to the world because of
its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that
stumbling blocks come;
but woe to that man through
whom the stumbling block comes!" Matthew 18:5-7 (NAS)
According to Matthew 18:5-7, what is the result
when a child (who is old enough to believe, or a
"believing child") stumbles?
- Not a big deal. Everyone makes mistakes.
- Everyone inherits sin from parents anyway.
- So terrible that the person who causes a
believing child to stumble is better off having
a heavy millstone hung around his neck and
drowned in the sea.