Here’s another edited exchange between myself and an opponent from the distant past.
My opponent had written:
I think you are limiting God’s power more than one who says he could save all of us.
I am not limiting God’s power. I am proclaiming it by saying that God shows His power in showing mercy to whom He wills, and also in hardening whom He wills (see Romans 9:18).
Take a look at Romans 9:17. This passage of Scripture shows that one purpose (not the only purpose) for which God created Pharaoh, was to destroy him. God raised him up in order to demonstrate His power and wrath.
By the way, for those who use the tired argument regarding the so-called problem of evil: There is no problem. Why does evil exist? Answer:
“But if God, desiring to demonstrate His wrath, and to make His power known, endured in much long-suffering vessels of wrath having been fitted out for destruction, and that He make known the riches of His glory on vessels of mercy which He before prepared for glory” (Romans 9:22-23).