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Christ the Stumbling Stone

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"And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken."  Isaiah 8:14-15   
"They stumbled at the stumbling stone..." Romans 9:32
"Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,  And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto also they were appointed". 1 Peter 2:7-8 
Donald Grey Barnhouse wrote:
"Christ is the stumbling stone. This is an astonishing figure of speech until we look at it closely. They we realize how God presents Christ to us, and how that presentation offends everything that is in the natural heart. Men are willing to accept a Jesus of their own…