Summary of text [comment] pages 53 and 54
Does God affect sin? Does God cause it, since he is the universal cause?
In Scripture, Yahweh hardened the Pharaoh’s heart. Yahweh inspired David to hold a census, then punished David for it. Paul noted that God can harden the heart of whoever he wills.
In the Lords prayer, we recite “lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil”.
In contrast, the epistle of James claims that God cannot tempt.