30 What then shall we say?
That the Gentiles,
Who did not Pursue Righteousness, have Obtained it,
A RIGHTEOUSNESS THAT IS BY FAITH;
31 But Israel, who Pursued a Law of Righteousness,
HAS NOT ATTAINED IT.
32 WHY NOT?
BECAUSE THEY PURSUED IT NOT BY FAITH
BUT AS IF IT WERE BY WORKS.
THEY STUMBLED OVER THE 'STUMBLING STONE.'
33 As it is written:
'See, I lay in Zion a Stone
That causes men to Stumble
And a Rock that makes them Fall,
And the one who Trusts in Him
Will never be put to shame.'
(Romans 9: 30-33)
Christ and His gospel are the 'Stumbling Stone.'
Virtually the entire World will Stumble into Destruction;
Only those, who Receive the Good News
And walk in that Good News will be Saved;
Only those whose names are written
In the Lambs Book of Life. (Revelation 13:8)