Approach: Reading with a focus on whose heart is hardened by God.

Hermeneutic objective: Carefully observing biblical passages within the context of the whole Bible.

Theological objective: God only hardens the hearts of non-Believers after they have hardened their own heart themselves.

Each person, whether Believer or not, is used in the fulfillment of God's promise to Abraham. And God anticipates who heart is intractably hard in the progression of His plan of salvation.

Hardening includes giving non-Believers "over in the sinful desires of their hearts."

When the Antichrist arrives, the hardening of non-Believers includes "a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth."