ordaining sin and creating sin and authoring sin and the ultimate cause of sin. Please focus this thread to this question. Primarily for Calvies God ordained all that came to pass, therefore: (1) in some sense then he is the ultimate cause of sin (whether the remote or proximate cause, if that even alleviates the tension) (2) If he ordained it and is the ultimate cause of sin, what is the difference then saying he scripted (as in authored) it? (3) If he is the author of sin, then is he not its creator? To say God ordained something is to imply that he ultimately created it, no? Is it legit to say that God ordained sin and evil making use of remote or secondary causation thus not tainting his holy character??? Or is that simply a philosophical posit that puts our minds and theology at ease?