Did God Harden Pharaoh’s Heart?

Dec 19, 2023    Michael Weidman, Bailey Mullens

This video examines the biblical story of God hardening Pharaoh's heart and not allowing the Israelites to leave Egypt, questioning God's fairness and goodness. It analyzes the original Hebrew terms translated as "hardened" and notes they have nuances around being harsh, heavy, dull or strengthened. The hosts suggest God did not override Pharaoh's free will but allowed him to make stubborn choices while strengthening his resolve, using his disobedience over time to display miracles and glory, though God would have preferred obedience. This highlights God's patience in enduring those who oppose him to achieve greater purposes, magnifying his power and goodness.