The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 5-1-2016. Text from: Romans 9:18
Since God hardened the heart of the wicked Pharaoh in the days of Israel's Egyptian captivity, does that make God the author or cause of sin in the world. We prove by the scriptures that God cannot cause or orchestrate sin, but rather the sin in this world is laid at the feet of man and his sin, as he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. On the contrary, the reason why there is an sliver of peace, love, or goodness in this world is due to the restraining hand of God, restricting the evil that wicked men can do here in this world.