God hardens the hearts of those who have hardened themselves?


Moses_and_Aaron_before_Pharoah_BBL34-129[1]According to Armenian, defenders of free will, God harden the hearts of those who, by choice, do not accept. Things are really so?

First, it makes no sense logically say "God hardens whom hardens by itself" because those who hardens alone is not accepting God, He would not need to be hardened further by God!

Second, in the Bible we find that God is to harden the hearts of the people according to His will so that they do not know the Truth.

But I will harden Pharaoh's heart and I multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. Pharaoh will not listen, and I will lay my hand on Egypt; I will make out of the land of Egypt mine armies, my people, the Israelites, by great acts of judgment. Exodus 7:3-4

Ma Sicon, re di Heshbon, would not let us pass through his country, because the LORD, your God, He had hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, to put it in your hands, Today as you can see. Deuteronomy 2:30

«He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so that they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn back, and I should heal them ". Giovanni 12:40

For he saith to Moses: "I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion". Romans 9:15

So then he has mercy on whom He wills and It hardens those who want. Romans 9:18

Israel was deliberately hardened by God to extend salvation to the Gentiles:

What then? What Israel seeks, It not got it; while they got the elect; e the rest were hardened, as it is written: «God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes not to see and ears to hear, to this day». Romans 11:7-8

I tell: perhaps because they have stumbled fall? Certainly not! But because of their trespass salvation has come to foreigners to provoke them to jealousy. Romans 11:11

As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake; but with regard to the election, they are loved because of their fathers; because the gifts and calling of God they are irrevocable. As in the past you have been disobedient to God, and now you have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have these also now not believed, so that, for the mercy shown to you, also obtain mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, have mercy on all. Romans 11:28-32

As you have to see this last all? God saves all? Here we are talking about the difference between Jews and Gentiles, and this is the context, all It is intended as peoples, all people and not all individuals. God has consigned all peoples (Gentiles and Jews) under sin and allows the salvation of all peoples (Gentiles and Jews), not all individuals. You are talking about peoples (groups) and not of the individual.

How to explain, then the next step?

The coming of the lawless one will be, after the working of Satan, with all sorts of miracles, and signs and lying wonders, with all kinds of deception and unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth to be saved. Therefore God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; so that all those who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness, they are judged. 2Tessalonicesi 2:9-12

Because "they received not the love of the truth to be saved?"The defenders of human free will explain this verse saying that the men were not to open the heart and for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they may believe a lie:. But this bad performance does not account for many other passages of Scripture to the contrary, where God is sovereign and chooses whom to harden.

What sense would say "Oh thou hast hardened alone and do not believe me, then I send you a delusion, to make you believe the lie "? If you are already hardened you are already in a lie, because you have faith and do not know the Truth. The not "having open heart" is just a result hardening which operated God in the hearts of these individuals and not the cause. The consequence of hardening of God is that they believe the wicked and the opponent's spirits. E Dio, who it is in control and allows it to happen all that has established, according to his divine plans.

Third, Grace Grace means, that is, God chooses and gives faith and, Consequently, the grace. He softens our heart and removes the veil from the eyes to be capable of receiving it! That would grace if he needs our approval? Does God need our approval? Faith is a gift of God and a gift should not be asked, and a gift when you receive it do not shoot back, then salvation is not lost:

For by grace you have been saved, by fede; and that not of yourselves:; it is the gift of God. It is not by works, lest any man should boast Ephesians 2:8-9

According to the Apostle Paul's faith it is a gift of God and not by works,, but you get free from God. Now, if we say that we are to accept this faith, we are saying that salvation is by works, as our work / action / skill would be to be so good spiritually saying Yup to this gift of God. But if we are good spiritually by those who depend? And 'God has taken away the veil! it is not our work or skill. But you can never refuse a gift from God? You may possibly reject the faith when God has opened our eyes and softened the heart? Of course not! Maria could perhaps say NO to the angel who announced she is pregnant of the Holy Spirit? God need to get our consent or does as he pleases? How can we deny a truth that once we have ascertained? It will never go back but we proceed forward only. So we do not even deserve this, We only received the grace of God and we thank him immensely for having elected to salvation.

But we must always thank God for you, brothers loved by the Lord, because God from the beginning there has chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief in the truth. 2Tessalonicesi 2:13

It makes no sense to say "God hardens whom has set itself" then. Those who deny this biblical truth, not only he is doing bad theology trying to scrambling to restore accounts that do not add up, but it is also diminishing the sovereignty of God, and this is a sin! With God we meet not halfway, we are all under sin, spiritually dead, and unable to find their own way even half, is he himself who comes to us, He takes us and leads us in His Kingdom.

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  1. Alessio Rando dice

    Dear ChristianFaith not understand why God hardened the hearts of the people

  2. ChristianFaith dice

    We can not know us, God decided to give salvation to the elect only, not to everybody, this we find throughout the Bible, It is the famous predestination or election. To those that He has decided to save from the beginning, He removes the veil from the eyes and gives faith for salvation, to those who would not save hardened heart for him not to have faith. In fact, let us case: many true believers in faith are born again you know? I do not have many.
    "Poiché molti sono i chiamati, ma pochi gli eletti". (Matteo 22:14)

  3. sandro dice

    What shall we say then? C'è ingiustizia presso Dio? Certainly not!. For he saith to Moses: "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion ". So then neither by those who want or exertion, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "That's why I raised you, to show in you my power and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth ". So he has mercy on whom He wills and hardens those who want. You will say to me then,: "Because he still finds fault with? For who hath resisted his will?». Rather who you are, or man, that against God? The thing formed say to him who formed it: "Why did you make me like this?». Non ha il vasaio autorità sull'argilla, to make of the same pasta a vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor? And what if God, SHOW wanting his wrath and make his power known, ha sopportato con molta pazienza i vasi d'ira preparati per la perdizione? And this FOR make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy, that he has already prepared for glory, even us whom he has called, not only among the Jews but also of the Gentiles? As he saith also in Hosea: "I will call my people, which were not my people, and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall be, where they were told: "Voi non siete mio popolo", They shall be called sons of the living God ". But Isaiah cries concerning Israel: «Anche se il numero dei figli d'Israele fosse come la sabbia del mare, only the remnant will be saved ". For he will finish the work decision by Justice, because the Lord will send to effect and will speed up the decision on the earth. And as Isaiah had foretold: "His Excellency the Lord of hosts had left us a seed, we would have become like Sodom, and been made like unto Gomorrah ". What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, who did not seek justice, They have attained to righteousness, the righteousness which is by faith, while Israel, after a law of righteousness, It did not arrive at the law of righteousness. Because? Because he sought it not by faith but by the works of the law; essi infatti hanno urtato nella pietra d'inciampo, as it is written: "Here, io pongo in Sion una pietra d'inciampo e una roccia di scandalo, but whoever believes in him shall not be ashamed ". (Romans 9:14-33)

    Have a nice Sunday!

  4. ChristianFaith dice

    Thank you very much Sandro 🙂
    Good Sunday to you!

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