First, the part I bolded was not in my post and is wrongly quoted. Please fix that.
I cannot see how that is. It says very plainly in all those quotes provided by Aaron123 and me that yhwh hardened pharaoh's heart. What you are saying here is a post hoc rationalization to avoid dealing with the idea that yhwh was not a nice guy. Yhwh tortured the Egyptians just to make itself famous. But don't worry. No real Egyptians were harmed. It is just a story.
You obviously have your mind made up and are going to dismiss outright any alternate interpretations.
And frankly, I wouldn't trust you very much knowing you would happily tell the truth to Hitler's Nazis about the location of the Jews in your attic, thus resulting in their murders.
That's because you're willing to lie and I'm not. We have opposing viewpoints on when it is okay to lie. We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one. I am of the belief that it is never okay to lie and to trust God in my obedience.....you are okay with telling what I think we refer to as a "little white lie."
And considering my family does the same thing I do and even taught me to do this, I can assure you, they wouldn't think it to be wrong.
Most people don't think it's wrong but that doesn't make it any less of a lie. People try to rationalize their lying ways all the time. Where do you draw the line?
I would follow my compassion, which dictates that I lie to the Nazis. If you consider "God's sovereignty" to agree with the slaughter committed by the Nazi regime, then that speaks poorly of "God's sovereignty".
You lack a basic understanding of the Biblical account regarding mankind's descent into depravity and how God's providence is at work.....or, you are familiar with it and have chosen to disregard it.
I accuse them of being wrong based on my own moral code. Are you going to tell me that my moral code is worthless because I don't believe that an omnipotent being supports me or created them, or that I won't exist forever?
1. You say the Nazis were evil and wrong for the torments they inflicted upon the Jews.
2. The Nazis, at the time, felt they were acting rightly by exterminating a certain race.
3. Since morality is subjective (as you said), then how is it possible that either of you are wrong ?
Morality is either subjective or it isn't. You're saying it's subjective EXCEPT when it involves......
Why don't you tell everyone you know that you'd rather let them die than tell a lie. "Insane dumbass" will be one of the nicer things you'd hear.
Same as above- You lack a basic understanding of the Biblical account regarding mankind's descent into depravity and how God's providence is at work.....or, you are familiar with it and have chosen to disregard it. Our duty is to obey God. If the consequences of that obedience are disturbing to you then you have already written off God's existence and there is no way to counter that.
I'm be sure your friends and family would be happy to know that they can't trust you to protect them because you're a dumbass. You value your own ego over their lives.
Ego is not at work here. In the hypothetical that was given, my admission of the hidden Jews would have likely resulted in severe punishment, perhaps even death, to myself as well.
Speaking of ego, isn't it you who are subjectively creating your own moral code to suit your own egotistical and selfish desires? You can call me foolish or whatever you choose. I call it being principled and committed to a belief system which is ordained by the God of the Bible.