For in the Scripture it says:
'See, I lay a Stone in Zion,
A chosen and Precious Cornerstone,
And the one who Trusts in Him
Will never be put to Shame.'
Now to you who believe, this Stone is Precious,
But to those who do not believe,
'The Stone the Builders Rejected
Has become the Capstone,' and
'A Stone that Causes men to Stumble
And a Rock that makes them fall.'
THEY STUMBLE BECAUSE THEY DISOBEY THE MESSAGE--
WHICH IS ALSO WHAT THEY WERE DESTINED FOR.
BUT YOU ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLE,
A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION,
A PEOPLE BELONGING TO GOD,
THAT YOU MAY DECLARE THE PRAISES OF HIM
WHO CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS
INTO HIS WONDERFUL LIGHT.
(1 Peter 2:6-9)
Before Creation God knew who would Stumble
And who would not.
The World was Destined to Stumble.
Because under the Blinding Influence of Satan,
They Disobey God's Message
Which was sent in the Form of Christ Jesus
And His Gospel, the Good News.
This Good News was Extended to All people,
But only those who accept it are Saved;
The rest, the World, Stumbles.
Today, we see a World that is Stumbling
Over the Good News that Christ Jesus brought;
Rejecting it for their Man-made Religion.