Is Offence spiritually pointing to the Church abandoning Christ in tribulation by going after false gospels?


Mt 13:21 Yet hath *he* not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word (Christ?), by and by he is OFFENDED.

Mt 18:9 And if thine *eye* OFFEND thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Mt 24:10 And then shall *many* be OFFENDED, and shall BETRAY one another, and shall HATE one another.

Mt 18:6 But *whoso* shall OFFEND one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Mt 18:7 Woe unto the world because of OFFENCES! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

Mt 16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an OFFENCE unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Mr 14:27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be OFFENDED because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.


Isa 8:14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of STUMBLING and for a rock of OFFENCE to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

1Pe 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of OFFENCE, even to them which STUMBLE at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

Mal 2:8 But ye are DEPARTED OUT OF THE WAY; ye have caused many to STUMBLE at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

Ro 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a STUMBLINGSTONE and rock of OFFENCE: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Ro 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother STUMBLETH, or is OFFENDED, or is made weak.

Jer 18:15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to STUMBLE in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;

Isa 3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee CAUSE THEE TO ERR, and destroy the way of thy paths.

Isa 9:16 For the leaders of this people CAUSE {them} TO ERRr; and {they that are} led of them {are} destroyed.

Jer 23:32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and CAUSE my people TO ERR by their LIES, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.


Ro 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the OFFENCE might abound. But where SIN abounded, grace did much more abound:

Ro 5:18 Therefore as by the OFFENCE of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

Ge 40:1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had OFFENDED their lord the king of Egypt.


Jer 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall NOT STUMBLE: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Mt 11:6 And blessed is {he}, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

Ac 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of OFFENCE toward God, and toward men.

Ho 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their OFFENCE, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Php 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without OFFENCE till the day of Christ;

2Co 6:3 Giving NO OFFENCE in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:


The Bible appears to be associating offence with the falling away of the church. Someone is offended or SINS when he or she embraces false gospels. The church is also said to cause the believers to offend or stumble in tribulation (cause them to err).