You have it backwards. God hardened Pharaoh's heart - i.e. He deliberately interfered with Pharaoh's natural conscience.
You miss the whole point of course, as unbelievers must. The point is that whatever we do by our own natural inclination is the same thing as God's doing it in us. Because He is the one "in whom we live and move and have our being." We cannot contradict God and God cannot contradict us because all our power to do anything at all comes directly from Him. I know it's hard to wrap your mind around but that's why you and other unbelievers have such a terrible time understanding Calvinism. Now you are going to think of all the pedantic nitpicky ways this seems wrong to you and just get me tearing my hair out.
Re: Jesus' mission not limited to individual salvation
Notice the date of his post, GDR. jar has not yet returned.
Chance as a real force is a myth. It has no basis in reality and no place in scientific inquiry. For science and philosophy to continue to advance in knowledge, chance must be demythologized once and for all. –RC Sproul "A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." –Mark Twain " ~"If that's not sufficient for you go soak your head."~Faith
You can "get answers" by watching the ducks. That doesn't mean the answers are coming from them.~Ringo
Subjectivism may very well undermine Christianity. In the same way that "allowing people to choose what they want to be when they grow up" undermines communism.~Stile
You miss the whole point of course, as unbelievers must. The point is that whatever we do by our own natural inclination is the same thing as God's doing it in us.
Do you have any support for that idea from the actual text of Exodus ? And isn’t it also your belief that we have a natural inclination to sin? Do you really want to say that God makes us sin ?
We understand that God's causing Pharoah to commit the sin of hardening his heart against the Israelites was not His committing the sin Himself. He's the source of power for everything we do but He doesn't share in our motivations.