1 Corinthians 8:11

And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
If you love the weak person less because of the moral failing that makes him weak, consider the One who died on his behalf.

Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
And again: "And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died; "

John Chrysostom

AD 407
For there are two things which deprive you of excuse in this mischief; one, that he is weak, the other, that he is your brother: rather, I should say, there is a third also, and one more terrible than all. What then is this? That whereas Christ refused not even to die for him, you can not bear even to accommodate yourself to him. By these means, you see, he reminds the perfect man also, what he too was before, and that for him He died. And he said not, For whom even to die was your duty; but what is much stronger, that even Christ died for his sake. Did your Lord then not refuse to die for him, and do you so make him of none account as not even to abstain from a polluted table for his sake? Yea, do you permit him to perish, after the salvation so wrought, and, what is still more grievous, 'for a morsel of meat?' For he said not, for your perfectness, nor for your knowledge, but for your meat. So that the charges are four, and these extremely heavy: that it was a brother, that he was we...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
There are two things which deprive you of any excuse in this mischief. The first is that he is weak, the second is that he is your brother. I should add a third excuse also, one which is even worse than the others. What is this? That whereas Christ died for him, you cannot even lift a finger to help him in the slightest. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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