Who hardens the minds of men?

eternomade

Well-known member
"But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed."
2 Corinthians 3:14‭-‬16 ESV

I believe it was the Lord who hardened their minds. The law is for those whose mind is veiled(Romans 3:19-21). This is to show that man is totally depraved.

Verse 16 is often taken out of context by those who wish to distort the Gospel. They believe that one can turn to the Lord on their own will. They refuse to acknowledge that only by regeneration is one able to repent and turn to the Lord. This is a false Gospel, one that God abhors.

The true Gospel states that Jesus Christ alone fulfilled all conditions of salvation. Anything added to this or taken away from this would be a false gospel.
 
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TomFL

Guest
"But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away. Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed."
2 Corinthians 3:14‭-‬16 ESV

I believe it was the Lord who hardened their minds. The law is for those whose mind is veiled(Romans 3:19-21). This is to show that man is totally depraved.

Verse 16 is often taken out of context by those who wish to distort the Gospel. They believe that one can turn to the Lord on their own will. They refuse to acknowledge that only by regeneration is one able to repent and turn to the Lord. This is a false Gospel, one that God abhors.

The true Gospel states that Jesus Christ alone fulfilled all conditions of salvation. Anything added to this or taken away from this would be a false gospel.
Both God and man himself

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Acts 28:27 —KJV
“For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”

Hebrews 3:8 (KJV)
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:




Hebrews 3:15 (KJV)
15 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.




Hebrews 4:7 (KJV)
7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
 
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