J_Edwards said:
Is this rebuking of sin foreordained? Yes.

Thank you.

Yes, the fact that judicial hardening occurs means that it must of necessity occur according God's eternal purpose. But this rebuking of sin is not done for the purpose of causing sin or causing the damnation of anyone.

An example of judicial hardening in the NT is excommunication. Christ gave the Church the binding key in John 20:22, 23; Matt. 16:19 and Matt. 18:18. Sinners are delivered unto Satan not to cause sin or their damnation but that they may learn to blaspheme no more (1 Tim. 1:20).

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