Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Hardening of Pharaoh’s Heart

An excellent article on the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart can be found here:


Anonymous said...

So can we confidently conclude that by his own freewill , Pharaoh softened his own heart and released the Israelites after the 10th plague?

Onesimus said...

The answer to that is in the revelation God has provided in scripture by his Holy Spirit.

If you took the time to seek God instead of following Calvin's disciples you would have a greater chance of discovering the truth.

You can continue to harden your heart against God if you choose.

Kevin Jackson said...

Thanks for the link Onesimus.

Onesimus said...

No worries Kevin.

Onesimus said...

I have said elsewhere that comments promoting the false doctrines of Calvinism will not be posted. I have more than adequately said all that needs to be said about those doctrines.

Anonymous said...

C'mon , is that the best you do!.You put up these articles, are you expecting a friendly debate on how to ice cupcakes. If arminism is what you really believe in , then why not defend it instead of hiding.

Here's another glimpse of one of those nasty proof texts that calvinists are so fond of putting up.

Eph 2:8
For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves : it is the gift of God.

Choice, freewill , nah, don't think so , even the faith to believe is a gift from God.

Onesimus said...

I’ll let that one through, but merely to point out again that I am no more an Arminian than I am Calvinist. I have no interest in man-centred arguments over man-made theologies. I made that clear in another thread you have frequented.

Yes, your “nasty proof text” – pulled out of context like all of them. Yes salvation is by God’s grace – but it is received through faith. It is not dispensed arbitrarily to create an elitist group of “the (Calvinist) elect”.

How about you read ALL of scripture instead of focusing on proof texts that have been turned into twisted Calvinist clichés? Then try understanding those verses in a way that does NOT contradict the rest of scripture.

Salvation is His gift; grace is His gift, the faith to believe is a gift of God – all given to achieve HIS purposes. But contrary to your theology He has not been sparing or arbitrary with His gifts.

If you choose to believe that God desires to save a few unwilling people who He has to force to love Him – then you clearly do not know the one true God revealed in scripture. The God who desires ALL to repent, ALL to come to a knowledge of the truth, ALL to be saved. The God who desires a genuinely willing people who has gives us all the freedom and ability to turn to Him.

Even you have that freedom to turn to Him and seek seek His mercy.