1 Pet 2:8 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. The early church followed the apostles doctrine or teachings Acts 2:42 42And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. one of which [ apostles] was Peter, who was steeped into predestination Acts 2:23 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Acts 4:27-28 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And remember, they were only continuing what Jesus at first began to teach them in His public ministry with them per Acts 1:1 1The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Remember Jesus taught that his death was determined..Lk 22:22 And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed! Now Peter in His epistle the 1 st letter is confirming the truth that within the scope of Gods determining counsel, He had appointed some to be disobedient to the Word.. 1 Pet 2:8 8And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. The word here for appointed is the greek word: tithēmi: to set, put, place as in appointment of something..as in appointment to punishment..i.e 1 Thess 5:9 9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, So in contrast, some God hath appointed to wrath and consequently disobedience.. 1 Thess 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospell of our Lord Jesus Christ: Remember they stumble at the word 1 Pet 2:8 ..now peter was specifically speaking of the jews of the time of their earthly ministry with Jesus christ..and He was the Word made flesh.. since then, those appointed to disobedience are offended by the preached word. Matt 13:21 21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. But those such offended, had been appointed to this disobedience by God..wether jew or non jew, god for His purpose, has appointed some to disobedience, to be children of disobedience per Eph 2:2 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: You see that ? Children of disobedience, thats their lot in life, and will be their ruin everlastingly..of which they have been appointed..