(quote) Gary-916309 said:
agree with you on the age up to 45. I
was trying to make a point not a divinitive age, sorry for my quick writing but
40-45 somewhere in that range but not in the 20s was what I was trying to
point out My bad..
scripture clearly says we can cause a person to sin. I agree with you that we are to guard our own
eyes and we are accountable for our own sins.
However, IF we know that there are people who are weak in areas of
being holy and more prone to sin if they are exposed to things then we who are
trying to be Holy should out of charity never do anything knowingly to cause
another to stumble. So, for a woman who
knows there are men in the world that have a problem with their eyes, she has
an obligation to our Lord and her brother to dress appropriately. She can cause a man to sin if she does
not. For a woman who does not care about
this, she shows either an ignorance or lack of charity.
a good thing but look what the HS is saying here:
Cor 13: 8 Therefore, if food causes my brother to sin, I will never eat
meat again, so that I may not cause my brother to sin.
My example would be if I would not have a
drink around those I know who suffer with alcoholism. If I invited a friend over to my house I
would not have a beer if I knew he was a struggling alcoholic. If I knew that having a beer would cause him
to stumble then yes, I am guilty to some degree for his stumble.
St. Paul writes to the Romans via the HS.
for the Weak Conscience.
13 Then let us no longer judge one
another, but rather resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the
way of a brother.
14 I know and am convinced in the
Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself; still, it is unclean for someone
who thinks it unclean.
15 If your brother is being hurt
by what you eat, your conduct is no longer in accord with love. Do not because
of your food destroy him for whom Christ died.
16 So do not let your good be
17 For the kingdom of God is not a
matter of food and drink, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the holy
18 whoever serves Christ in this
way is pleasing to God and approved by others.
19 Let us then pursue what leads to peace and to building up one
20 For the sake of food, do not
destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for anyone to become a
stumbling block by eating;
21 it is good not to eat meat or
drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.
22 Keep the faith [that] you have
to yourself in the presence of God; blessed is the one who does not condemn
himself for what he approves.
23 But whoever has doubts is condemned if he
eats, because this is not from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.
1 Tim 2:9
[too,] women should adorn themselves with proper conduct, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hairstyles
and gold ornaments, or pearls, or expensive clothes,
rather, as befits women who profess reverence for God, with good deeds.
Temptations to Sin.
1 He said
to his disciples, Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the person through whom they
2 It would
be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into
the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
is a case of causing one to sin is a child but verse one speaks that we can
have the ability to cause one to sin.
know that un-modest dressing by a woman can cause men to be excited and we know
that far too many men do have a problem with this temptation, then a Holy woman
should always dress modestly and if she says the heck with this I want to look
HOT and SEXY, and this causes a man to stumble and sin, they she WILL be also
accountable for her actions. Notice, I
use words like if & knows etc. I
understand that ignorance is bliss but I am responding to you writing, that no
one causes another to sin, your statement is not in harmony with Gods word or
perhaps I am not understanding what you are saying but if I did perceive you
correctly, please rethink what you stated with my evidence. Perhaps I worded my writing not clear enough
before which could be so J I hope this helps
some sites for purchasing modest Prom dresses.
site I googled is this
Darrow on Catholic Answers
Gary, thanks for the links to "modest dress".
In regards to a woman dressing seductively even though she knows it will cause a man to sin, then yes, she too has sinned. However I believe that she has sinned even before leaving her house, because of her intentions. Thank you so much for the scripture references. You have covered the bases very well! I never thought of someone who would purposefully cause someone else to sin.