Bad Puppet!/Romans XXXIV

When Paul summarizes the objection that is mounted against what he is saying, our initial reaction to it is yeah! “What about that?” If God hardens some and has mercy on others, where does He get off blaming us for being hard? It is as though God commands the little wood puppet to avoid certain evil dances, then makes the puppet dance them, and then smashes the puppet to smithereens. “Bad puppet!” Before answering the objection, if your sympathies are there, whose side are you on? Paul’s or the apostolic critic?

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