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Appointed to Stumble, not to Disobey The focus of 1 Peter 2:4-8 is the relation of believer and unbeliever to the "stone" or "rock" (identified here as picturing Jesus Christ). A series of parallels are in the passage. Since you note the ESV, I will use it for demonstrating these parallels (emphasis added): 4 As you come to him [the Lord, v.3; but cf. 1 ...


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"Mr. Jones, you have an appointment . . .." First, other versions of 1 Peter 2:8 translate the verse differently. The NASB Updated Version translates it as follows: [Speaking of those who reject Jesus as the cornerstone:] ". . . for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed" (my bold print). (By ...


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This may be the wrong question to ask of the passage. One major theme of 1 Peter is responding correctly to unjust suffering: to being accused of doing wrong, and even punished, because your holy lifestyle doesn't fit with the culture of the society you live in. You can see this clearly in 2:12, 2:18-24, 3:14-18; and it makes good sense as the unifying ...



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