This is an issue which presents a conundrum for theologians of all persuasions. Why does God blind people (talking about spiritual blindness)? If men have free will, doesn't this blinding render them unable to exercise their free will? If men are unable to repent by their own nature, why does God blind them, seeing they are already condemned by their own unbelief? If men are born spiritually blind, does God render them "doubly" blind. If so, what purpose does that serve? If men are not born spiritually blind, why would God render them blind, if what He really wants to do is save them? This should be a real scrambled egg. Shortcut to my belief: I believe in reprobation of the non-elect. All men are blinded first by their own fallen nature, but the non-elect are additionaly blinded supernaturally so as to mark them against the work of the Spirit, and the aid of angels. Any thoughts?