stone of stumbling


In 1 Peter 2, an expression borrowed from Isaias 8 (as in Romans 9); it applies to God in Isaias but to Christ in the New Testament Christ is the corner-stone of the Church; for those who do not accept Him as such and unite themselves with Him, he is a “rock of scandal”, that is an occasion for stumbling and falling. In the same sense, Simeon foretells (Luke 2) that the newly-born Saviour will be for the fall and resurrection of many.

MLA Citation

  • “stone of stumbling”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>