[Ads-l] stumbling stone

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Fri Dec 15 16:07:52 EST 2017


Not just Catholicism.  The Protestant church I was raised in taught the same thing - that Jesus as revealed in the NT was the fulfillment of the OT.  

But my general point still stands -- If a Kentucky farmer makes a reference to a "stumbling stone", to the extent that his religious upbringing influenced his choice of words, it was far more likely to be from the NT references to a "stumbling block" than to the (single?) OT reference.   I was told often as a youth to be pure in thought, word and deed, lest my malfeasances influence another to stray, and I become a stumbling block on his soul's path to heaven.

> 
> > a Kentucky farmer is far more likely to be influenced by the use of
> > the
> phrase in Christian
> > doctrine than in Jewish doctrine.
> 
> You never know. In Catholicism - and Catholics are traditionally supposed not to be Bible-readers - the Old Testament is held to be full of
> "foreshadowings" that demonstrate the truth of the New Testament, hence the truth of the One, True Faith. The OT, for all practical,
> theological purposes, has nothing to do with Jewish doctrine. Rather, it's the backstory of the NT. And, if there's anything in the OT that is
> even tangentially relevant to Christian doctrine, it was noticed and noted a thousand years before Luther. Cf., e.g. Melchizedek.
> 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melchizedek
> 
> Old Testament lines matter.
> 
> On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil>
> wrote:
> 
> > >
> > > Isn't "stumbling block" in the Old Testament, too? (Leviticus 19:14)
> > >
> >
> > Yes, it is, but I'd bet a Kentucky farmer is far more likely to be
> > influenced by the use of the phrase in Christian doctrine than in
> > Jewish doctrine.
> > Which is why I only mentioned the New Testament.
> >
> >
> > > DanG
> > >
> > > On Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 11:21 AM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV
> > > USARMY
> > RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > >
> > > > > ----
> > > > >
> > > > > A farmer in Kentucky tells CNN's Poppy Harlow that too many
> > > > > people are
> > > > putting "stumbling stones" in the path of the president.
> > > > >
> > > > > JL
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Probably related to the "stumbling block" of the New Testament.
> > > >
> > > > 


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