A few weeks ago, I preached on 1 Peter 2:6-12 and my preparation raised two controversial issues. Incidentally, I decided to address these issues in my sermon. In hindsight, I think my sermon got bogged down in answering these difficult questions and perhaps suffered as a consequence. You can listen to the sermon here, if you’re interested. Anyway, here are the two controversial issues: 1 Peter 2:8 raises the question of predestination in relation to the reprobate, while 1 Peter 2:6, quoting Isaiah 28:16, poses a difficulty in how New Testament writers......