In nature, there is no such thing as a "living stone." There are igneous stones; there are sedimentary stones; there are metamorphic
stones; but there are no living stones. Coral is stone that was once living but is now dead.
So the Bible speaks of something that is beyond nature when it describes Christians as "living stones...built into a spiritual
house" (1 Peter 2:5). The making of such living stones constituted a new act of creation, surpassing in magnitude the first
2 Cor. 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become