Of the External Causes of Sin
We must now consider the external causes of sin, and
- on the part of God;
- on the part of the devil;
- on the part of man.
Under the first head there are four points of inquiry:
- Whether God is a cause of sin?
- Whether the act of sin is from God?
- Whether God is the cause of spiritual blindness and hardness of heart?
- Whether these things are directed to the salvation of those who are blinded or hardened?