For those who are well versed in the NPP movement (which isn't new) and those who propagate such filth, I find this verse interesting. It almost seems like a refutation of one of the assumed key premises of the NPP charicature of Second-Temple Judaism (i.e. grace not works righteousness).
Any thoughts?Romans 9:30 What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith;
31 but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law.
32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,
33 as it is written, "œBehold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame."