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What Can God Do

Do you believe that God can do everything and there is nothing that God cannot do?

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So few people really know God. No one can understand Him. God does as God pleases. Your mouth would fly open at God and His ways. Sometimes they don't even seem right. I don't think I'll put that.
---catherine on 3/5/09

Is this your God?
What God creates He also sustains. The Universe is not only dependent upon God for its origin, it depends upon God for its continuity of existence. The Universe can neither exist nor operate by its own power. God upholds all things by His power. It is in Him we live, and move, and have our being.
God, the Great Creator of all things, does uphold, direct, dispose and govern all creatures actions, and thing, from the greatest even to the least, by His wise and holy Providence, according to His infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of His own will, to the praise and glory of His wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy. Amen.
R.C. Sproul
---MarkV. on 3/4/09

Of course, he is God, who created the heaven and earth, who created you and the bible says knows every hair on your head. All things are possible. God says in Mark 16, All those who beleve in him, shall cast out demons, lay hands on the sick and speak in tongues. Some people don't think God can heal everyone. but in the bible he said he healed them all, not some, but all of them. God say if you say to this mountain, be thou removed and believe in your heart, and DO NOT DOUBT, then you shall receive whatever you ask, it doesn't say you may get it. You will. Either you beleve Gods' word or you call him a liar.
---Janine_Henschel on 3/2/09

God can NOT do anything and everthing!
He is not a man that He should lie.
He does not give the spirit of fear II Tim 1:7
He limits His actions to His word.
He does not kill, steal and destroy.
He put man in a paradise garden and gave him
(man and worman) feudian slip sorry, freedom of will. They stepped over the line and God who is just...had to mete out justice.
Also God dont make change or change..No He can't.....Malchi says this
But rest assured He can make some thing from nothing....and He can create.
---Tommy on 3/2/09

I can share an out of body experience God gave me at 16 yrs old- I know for a fact and am a witness that the Lord God Truely lives and is ever so merciful- His love is unmatchable by any of us- Great is his mercy and love- My faith was weak at 16 yrs old and I rejected being with him when I had the chance- He is gaiving me another chance he said- I assure you,he truely is the ALMIGHTY, and nothing is impossible for him-
---venessa on 3/2/09

Yes. God is all-powerful. He created everything, and everything is subject to Him.
---Betty on 3/1/09

Warwick ... There certainly is to me, in the UK, a different feeling about debate and argue.

We would say, if a discussion gets out of hand, "Let's not argue about it"

That does not mean, "let's stop debating, or discussing" but rather "let's get back to talking about this is a more civilised way"

"Argue" has that air of anger about it, which leads to a form of aggression.

That's how it is here, anyway.

It's interesting to see the variations in word usages in different countries
---alan8566_of_UK on 2/5/09

I started to look up this subject of what "God can do"! I felt sluggish. So I put down the book, and asked God, "Why I can not just bury myself in studying"? He said, "Because you need to get ready for other things". I said, "Well, I don't see what that has to do with me burying myself in studying, now". He said, "You will see". Then I said, " I just wanted to tell these people what you can do". God said, "Tell them everything". I chuckled.
---catherine on 2/5/09

Warwick ... You see even about a small word like argument, it is possible to disagree as to meaning!

The OED is perhaps the best authority, at least in the UK, the birthplace of the English language!

"argument n. 1 ... a heated exchange of diverging or opposite views ... 2 ... a set of reasons given in support of something"

And for argue: "1 to exchange ... views heatedly" .. 2 to give reasons"

But in your home/culture, clearly it means something different.
---alan8566_of_UK on 2/5/09

Alan, arguement simply means debate. That is why we say a heated argument or a violent argument, as the word does not on its own mean anything other that an exchange of views.
---Warwick on 2/4/09

Warwick ... The fact remains that I never said that God had a beginning.

You thought I did, so you misunderstood me.

My dictioary defines argument as "set of reasons put forward" but when people have an argument it is "a heated exchange of ooposing views"

Just shows how different people can read things differently!
---alan8566_of_UK on 2/4/09

Alan the word argument simply means debate. A reading of the NT shows Paul, for example, spent lots of time arguing with gentiles. Often with violent outcomes. No violence here.

I don't believe your explanation is accurate but suggest that nothing is to be gained from continuing this. Let us agree to differ on this point.

I would have to agree however it is not hard to missunderstand what a person has written.
---Warwick on 2/3/09

Warwick ... I think what may have happened is something like this.

I said something ... that "in the beginning" God had existed from eternity (which has no start).

You misread that and thought I had said that God had a beginning. You quite rightly rejected this.

But I thought you were rejecting what I had actually said (that God existed from eternity), whereas you were rejecting what you thought I had said (that God had a beginning)

I think it shows how easy it is to jump to the wrong conclusion as to what the other person is saying.

---alan8566_of_UK on 2/3/09

Warwick ... I never suggested that God had a beginning. How could I beleive that? ... who would have created Him? All along I said that God had always been there.

My suggestion was that that particular use of the word "beginning" (in addition of course to talking about the Creation) was a reference to something else, not a point in time, nor happening, but to the eternal period before the Creation, when God had always been there.

I still cannot see why you find this unbiblical.

But perhaps you do not, and our argument (for it has sadly degenerated into that) is based on your early misunderstanding of what I had said? I hope so, and that we can put this behind us.
---alan8566_of_UK on 2/3/09

Alan you wrote 'I agree Warwick, you did not use those words, but you said it was unbiblical to say God existed before Creation, which means much the same thing.'
---alan8566_of_UK on 2/2/09

No Alan I never said any such thing. This issue came up when you proposed that 'beginning' in Mark 10:6 & John 1:1 referred to God's 'beginning.' I replied that God does not have a beginning, being eternal.

In this Scripture Jesus says man was made at the beginning of our creation, that in which He and now we live. This not after vast periods of time, as some, in contradiction of Scripture, claim.

I trust this is clear. As a Bible believing man, from cover to cover, I obviously accept that God is eternal.
---Warwick on 2/2/09

Mark V. ~ Yes, I've read those verses countless times. True, many are not receiving the truth and not obeying the Bible in it's entirety, but preferring to have pleasure in unrighteousness.
---Anne on 2/2/09

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Anne, 2, now listen to what continues. God was not obligated to save everyone that gets pleasure in unrighteousness, but the next verses speaks of those whom God did have pleasure in saving, verses 13-14, "But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, this are the saved because Paul mentions Brethren) brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the Truth." Here the ones that believe the gospel are mentioned as been saved from the beginning by the Spirit and belief in the Truth. Where the others who are perishing did not receive the Spirit and belief in the Truth or they would belong to this bunch.
---MarkV. on 2/2/09

#3. Faith comes from hearing the gospel, faith did not come to those who rejected Christ. It did not come because God did not bring the gospel to them in the power of the Holy Spirit as He did to those who from the beginning God chose. This is not Calvins or Wesly's words but Gods. 2 Thess. 2:14, "To which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ." God did not cause those parishing to obtain of the glory of our Lord. This passage proves the opposite of what was mentioned.
Rev. 12:17, Only those who can hear will come, for they will thirst for Christ, that is what the Spirit of God says. All lost don't thirst for Christ, they cannot hear.
---MarkV. on 2/2/09

MarkV, that sounds like those of the Word of Faith Movement, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Myiles Munroe, Mike Murdock, Paula White, T.D. Jakes, Frederick K.C. Price, Eddie L. Long, Etc, Etc.

You can not reason with or share scripture from an open Bible with those who follow these people because they have been brainwashed.
---Rob on 2/2/09

1. 2 Thess. 2:10, Talks about the AntiChrist, verse 9-11, "The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, v.10 "and with all unrigheous deception, among those who perish, (now listen to this words) because they did not receive the love of the Truth, that they might be saved" This people did not receive the gospel Truth. The one's that did receive it were not mentioned here yet. Now listen to what happens to these people, v. 11, "And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe in a lie, that they may all be condemned, who did not believe the Truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
---MarkV. on 2/2/09

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Mark V.~ Yes, I believe God is perfectly fair in choosing exacly the way He did...I find His wisdom to be utterly amazing! Yes, I do believe God chooses certain people & /or certain groups of people to fulfill His will (Paul, Ruth,Moses, David, Israel etc.) I believe certain people like Paul etc. are elect according to the foreknowledge of God of our choice as expressed in I Peter 1:2.

However, I don't agree with the 'Westminster Confession of Faith' where it says: "By the decree of God...some men and angels are predestinated unto everlasting life, and others fore-ordained to everlasting death." I explained why in the post below, with some scripture.

---Anne on 2/2/09

Anne, the answer is yes. I believe He is fair and Just and holy, and sovereign. It all depends what you call fair. By your standards He is not the God of Scripture.
Was it fair for God to choose Israel, to give them the previlge of the gospel and not other nations? Was it fair that He choose Paul a murderer and not Pilate? Was it fair that God showed love for Jacob over Esau before they were born? What about the extermination of the Canaanite children. It was fair and was not only an act of mercy and love to the world at large, but it was also an act of love and mercy to the children themselves. What awaited these children, if they had been allowed to live, was something vastly worse than death. Is He fair? Yes.
---MarkV. on 2/2/09

Mark V.~ Don't you believe in a merciful, fair God at all? Your god condemns people to hell, not based on fair, just judgment but based on his mean-spirited authoritative pre-determined ways. That is not the God of the Bible. The God of the Bible is fair, just, knows our hearts through and through, and He can discern the wicked from the righteous.

I don't believe in a god who predestines some for heaven and others for hell with the individual having no choice in the matter, and neither does the Bible...

Some perish because they refuse to love the truth and be saved. (II Thes. 2:10)

Some are saved because they did so freely (Rev. 22:17) "Whoever desires let him take the water of life freely."
---Anne on 2/2/09

Anne, you said, Mark V.~ Remember Paul also said in Romans that God gave each of us a conscience that either 'accuses us,' or 'excuses us,' in the decisions we make concerning 'right,' and 'wrong.'
Of course I remember. The lost are without excuse, thier conscience condemns them. God's justice is always holy.
To the believer who is righteous because of faith, it excuses them.
Your next passages of Romans 2:-7-16, you should have read the whole context from verse one, for the context explains what the subject is about. Paul is talking about the conduct of the Gentiles who judge others. This people are not saved for he says, "But to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness"
---MarkV. on 2/2/09

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I agree Warwick, you did not use those words, but you said it was unbiblical to say God existed before Creation, which means much the same thing
---alan8566_of_UK on 2/2/09

JohnnyB: "It is a very sad and discouraging teaching..." Worse than that, it is a damnable, non-biblical heresy! I've read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation many times. The bottom line.......God wins! As for Satan sharing eternity with God, my Bible says of Satan that he has a date with the lake of fire (Mat 25:41, Rev 20:14) and "never shalt thou be any more." (Eze 28:19)
---jerry6593 on 2/2/09

According to normative American Evangelical Christian teaching, there is one vitally important thing that God cannot do, and that is, win the battle with Satan for souls. Satan will win that battle since countless times as many souls will be pulled down to hell for an eternity with Satan than will be lifted up to an eternity with God. It is a very sad and discouraging teaching...
---JohnnyB on 1/31/09

Alan you wrote 'Warwick ... You said I was unbiblical in saying God is eternal.'

'Can you explain?'

I sure can Alan and have done so before .

I never said any such thing. This is not the truth.
---Warwick on 1/31/09

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Yes! There is something that God cannot do. He can't LIE (Titus 1,2)! When He wrote the Ten Commandments with His own finger in stone, He meant it. He did not change His mind later in the New Testament and allow trangression of that law as long as we have "love."
---jerry6593 on 1/31/09

Warwick ... You said I was unbiblical in saying God is eternal.

Can you explain?
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/30/09

God does what God pleases. Who can understand this mighty, all-powerful God? Who can understand why He puts up with so much junk down here? Junk that are said about Him and about His people. I have no answers. Ah Jesus+
---catherine on 1/30/09

Mark V.~ Remember Paul also said in Romans that God gave each of us a conscience that either 'accuses us,' or 'excuses us,' in the decisions we make concerning 'right,' and 'wrong.'

Paul also said that God 'wrote' the work of the law in our hearts with our conscience bearing witness. So God will judge the secrets of all men (whether they heard the gospel or not.) Those who are **doers** (not merely hearers) of the law will be justified. There is no partiality with God.

"Eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory and honor, but indignation & wrath to the self-seeking and unrighteous."

See Romans 2:7-16 and beyond.
---Anne on 1/30/09

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Mark V.~ Sorry I misunderstood you about the 'self-righteous' part. I agree 100% that apart from God's Spirit guiding us we are rotten and worthless. I think Alan agrees with this point too.
---Anne on 1/29/09

My dear sister Anne, I no where stated that Alan was self-righteous. My example, that man have to humble themselves and let go of all their self-righteousness when they stand before God is for everyone including me. We don't come to him with anything that is worth anything. Not even our good habits or our clean clothes.
I am speaking of anyone that comes to God.
Paul said there was nothing good in us. Not one thing good, and if there was one thing good then he was wrong and everyone has something to contribute.
---MarkV. on 1/29/09

Mark I've been watching Alan, and communicating with him for ages. He has a few evasion techniques. He will pose the idea that part of Scripture doesn't mean what it appears to mean. I then give Scriptures which support the straight-forward meaning but he ignores them or missinterprets the obvious meaning. He tries to lead the discussion away from the point as he's endeavouring to do by falsely saying I don't believe God is eternal.

None of us have the whole truth and all of us can have wrong ideas. However those who love God let Scripture interpret Scripture. Alan and others reject any Scripture which goes against their pet man-made theories.

It isn't a matter of hating but of correcting error, as we are commanded to do.
---Warwick on 1/29/09

Anne to M ... "I don't think Alan actually 'dislikes' you as a person, but he simply can't make sense of your logic according to God's word"

No, I don't dislike M. I can understand his logical process. Although I don't fully agree with his final conclusion, that does not concern me.

Neither am I concerned that W and I have different understandings.

What does concern me, and causes me to pity them both and to pray for them, is their demonstrable need to make untrue allegations as to what I (and others) have said.

And I am still bemused as to why Warwick said I am unBiblical in believing that God was around before Creation.
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/29/09

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Absolutely. The Bible says, "I do as I please". Praise God. We do not but God can do. I bless those who I want to bless. And I curse those who I want to curse. Straight out of the good book. I do not believe that I got a chuckle from God on that one. Straight out of the good book.
---catherine on 1/29/09

Warwick, I wanted to answer Alan a long time ago as I do with you and others. It is impossible to discuss things with him because he gets defensive. Immediately he says you call him a liar. Then it goes on for a long time and then you see him in other blogs throwing stones at you but not naming you. This happened to me before with him until it stopped. Now again the same thing. I Just saw one comment so far, but I am sure I will see more, I hope not. I have seen others do the same thing. Sometimes others change their name so you won't know it is them. I am sure he does not do that. I know I am not along in these assessment, and know others feel the same.
---MarkV. on 1/29/09

Warwick ... Between you, you and Mark have made at least 4 false statements about what I have said.

You have each refused to substantiate or withdraw any of them. Why?

You said I was unbiblical in saying God is eternal, and Mark condemns me as unbiblical for beleiving God is great enough & free to allow choice.

Both of you refuse to show how it is unbiblical. Why?

Indeed I do laugh off you allegations that I am not a Christian. And I am pleased to report that your falsehoods do not make me hate you.

How extraordinay that you think that believing God existed before Creation is an "alternative reading of scripture"!
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/29/09

"I defend the truth"

When did defending the truth involve and justify posting untruths?
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/29/09

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Mark V.~ I understand you have certain convictions. But I believe what Alan (and I) are trying to convey is that we see God as equally sovereign as you do. We don't see man as having the upper hand on God for one second. We see God as Ruler and Lord of all too. Yes, we too believe that men are like ants (or like David said 'vapor')next to Almighty God. We are nothing, and it is almost incomprehensible why God is mindful of us.

I don't think Alan actually 'dislikes' you as a person, but he simply can't make sense of your logic according to God's word. You say his way of thinking is a form of self-righteousness, but God has always allowed men to be faithful or stray because He does not exert His power over all our decisions.
---Anne on 1/29/09

Anne, thank you for your answer. I do not write very graciously as some do, with great words as preachers, and maybe because I don't give in to someone just to make him my friend. I defend the right of God not only as Ruler but as Lord of all. There is very few who believe that God is Sovereign. They think He can be sovereign and not sovereign at the same time. How rediculous that is. Man who fails every second having the upper hand on Almighty God. They are like ants in the side of God. The word of God says, that one needs to humble all the way. All self-righteous has to go down the gutter. I don't see that happening and because I defend the Truth, I am not well liked. That is ok with me.
---MarkV. on 1/29/09

Alan I agreee with Mark you do seem to be bent on looking for alternative interpretations for Scripture. You apparently seek anything other than the straight-forward meaning,the meaning Jesus and the apostles took.

While you continue to do this those who trust that God has written the truth, from the beginning, as He says, will defend Him against your ideas. This is what Christians are commanded to do.

It is very easy to suggest that someone is less than a Christian, as some have said regarding me. I laugh it off because I trust and believe 'all Scripture' from 'in the beginnig' to the 'amen' of revelation. Conversely you don't so it is fair for me to doubt the depth of your faith, or if you are a Christian at all.
---Warwick on 1/29/09

Mark ... If you were confident, you would answer my questions. Perhaps I can repeat them ... they are quite simple, and very quick to answer, if you chose.

How is my post of 1/26 unbiblical?

Where have I said God "does away with any of His attributes or His nature just to please man"?

Where does the Bible say that God does not have the power to allow choice?

If you research the middle question, you will find I never said this.
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/29/09

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Mark V.~ Silly, you are not hated.

Alan~ You're a cool guy and don't stop makes us all think. I love to question people too.
---Anne on 1/28/09

Alan, what you say gives the intend you question the word of God. I don't have time to go around looking for every thing you said, for I don't have time for that. I read what you say to many here about Genesis and other topics.
I feel the same way Warwick and some others. Maybe I am wrong but that is only my opinion. I have learned not to confront you, I know what happens when I do, done that and been there. So I try my best not to address you. I don't mind you not addressing me. You can just quote something about what I said as Kathr does. She has no problem coming at me from the outside. I already know how much hate Christians can display, for I know how many here hate me for defending the Sovereign right of God as Ruler.
---MarkV. on 1/28/09

Mark ... Please tell me what it is in my post of 1/26 that is unbiblical.

And where have I said God "does away with any of His attributes or His nature just to please man"?

I have said that God is so great He does not need to dictate those things.

Where does the Bible say that God does not have the power to allow choice?

Are you still maintaining that God witholds light from people?
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/28/09

Mark V.~ Yes, God does intervene with His grace which convicts our hearts and makes us want to repent and to turn to Him with all our hearts and to no longer be slaves of sin. But God did NOT create us as mindless robots...He gives us understanding. We can resist this miraculous gift of grace and follow in our selfish sins if we so desire. Just like the Parable of the Sower...some adore God's convicting message for awhile, but in time they fall away and follow love for this world instead of complete love for God, or they fall into temptations that lead to ongoing sin.
---Anne on 1/28/09

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How much can you figure out when you are a slave to sin? Not much but sin. All your own efforts will never release you from that slavery. All the talk and all the idieas only brings them more sin. Nothing but sin.
If God did not intervine the lost would remain in complete darkness a slave to sin. Look for other excuses if you can find them, the one's given are just not biblical.
God does not drag people to heaven, when He brings light to them and they are released from sin, given a new heart, their minds will change and they will love to go to heaven.
---MarkV. on 1/28/09

Alan~ I think what you said made a lot of Biblical sense. God has allowed people to make choices from Adam to today. He allows them the choice to be faithful, or to stray and they will in turn be rewarded or punished.

God allowing choices does not take away from His sovereignty. Nothing takes away from His almighty power. Puny man and vile Satan are all under His 'thumb,' and He could crush us now if He wanted to, but He is 'bigger' than that.

If God did not allow choices, it would take away from God's claim to be just. He is not a rash dictator, but a longsuffering patient God contending with obstinate sinners resisting His grace, and His 'knocking at their heart's door.
---Anne on 1/27/09

God is not going to drag people kicking and screaming into Heaven. He limits his own power deliberately to give you whatever you want for yourself. If you don't want God, you don't get to be with him forever, but you go to be with the devil and his angels in Hell which was made for them. God wants you to choose Him, but he is not a Tyrant. He is not going to mind control you into accepting Him. He gives you a brain to figure things out. I figured things out starting with newspapers, and finally listening to the real people I met, their stories. You have to do the giant jigsaw puzzle and figure out the truth. It is a challenge, but God equipped us to do it. People who don't believe the truth, just don't want to.
---frances008 on 1/27/09

What I think God is doing with the world is want your idols like President you will have them. BO is against Christ, and against humans and he has been up front, but you still wanted him to lead you. This is what happened in the O.T when people wanted their kings. God let them have them. Then he will use these authorities to punish us all and when we are all brought to despair and death, we will understand our sins. We did not care about others, that was our motivation in voting for these morons. God may spare those who did not vote for them. On the other hand many will probably have to sacrifice their lives like the Jews did during WW2, and thousands of other innocents.
---frances008 on 1/27/09

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Alan, I'm not implying anything that the Word of God has not said. If you had taken time to know who God is, maybe you would not be making comments that are not biblical. No where in Scripture does God mentions He does away with any of His attributes or His nature just to please man. It's all in your mind. I am with Warwick in that you speculate things you do not know, and in so doing you many times oppose the word of God. You might not realize it but you do.
He has given you Scripture, so have I. And many times you don't give any Scripture just what you think that things should be. But what you think and what Scripture tells us are two different things.
---MarkV. on 1/27/09

Mark ... It is you who is stripping God of His powers, for you are implying that because He can do everything, He has to do everything that He can do.

Mark, God could have destroyed the whole universe yesterday ... but He chose not to do so.

And He could "make our decisions", "make us do the right thing", and "force people to accept what He is offering through His son Jesus Christ"

But He does not.

That makes Him greater than you can imagine.
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/26/09

Alan, there is many ways to turn the word of God around to make it fit anyone's purpose. The duty of many is to strip God of His powers and restrict Him to man for their own convinence.
There is nothing that restricts God in the matters of Life, All things hold together by His word. "And all the inhabitants of the earth are inputed as nothing: And He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand, or say to Him, what doest Thou?" His power is never confined by men or place, as it is eternal, not measured in time
---MarkV. on 1/26/09

Tom & Tanner & Sally

"There is only one thing that God can not do.and this is make your decisions"

"He can not sin nor can He make us do the right thing"

"There is nothing that God cannot do, except sin and force people to accept what He is offering through His son Jesus Christ"

Actually, He can do these things, but the proof of His true Sovereignty is that He chooses not to. As Shawn says:

God can do everything and there is nothing that He cannot do, but remember "CAN DO" and "WILL DO" are two very different questions!!!!?
---alan8566_of_UK on 1/25/09

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Athiest, you have a good question there. God formed this plan we are in before the foundations of the world, and He already knows the ending, for all is in His sight. He is not waiting to see what we will do next, He already knows what we will do. There is several things God cannot do, He cannot lie (Hebrew 6:18). He cannot die. He cannot be eternal and created. He cannot act against His nature. He cannot be God and not be God at the same time and in the same respect. What Omnipotence means is that God holds all power over His creation. No part of creation stands outside the scope of His sovereign control.
---MarkV. on 1/25/09

you know I believe that this fact that God can not lie has somehow slipped by most people.if even as believers we could really let this sink into our minds and hearts,faith might not be an issue.yes i know just living can beat you down,but take a lesson from the apostles and early christians,their lives were far from safe and secure, or even comfortable for their faith.
---tom2 on 1/23/09

there is only one thing that God can not do.and this is make your decisions,he has left this up too each one of us,and rightly is we who choose our fate.God can and does do everything else.there is ABSOLUTELY nothing that GOD can,t do besides this.
---tom2 on 1/22/09

G-d has done everything. He only asks us to be obedient to the commands, laws, and precepts that He has placed. He can not sin nor can He make us do the right thing, nor can He can He deny Himself, His word, or His Spirit. When we speak His word He hears it. When we follow His commands He sees and Blesses. When we have faith in Him He honors us. He can not do for us something that He told us to do. If there is a command or precept that we can do, His power and authority rests on whether or not we keep/do what He has already said. G-d Bless
---Tanner on 11/28/08

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Some skeptics ask silly questions like, "If god can do anything can he make a rock he cant lift. But if he can do anything then he could lift it."

These omnipotence paradoxes misunderstand what is meant by "omnipotence". An all powerful God can do or make anyTHING, but a logically contradictory state of affairs is not a thing at all, but NOTHING. A square circle is thus not a thing. An omnipotent being is hardly obliged to make a nothing.

A rock too heavy for God to lift is really a rock too heavy for a being who can lift anything, so it is a self-contradiction, so a nothing.

Thus the sort of argument in the question commits the Fallacy of contradictory premises.
---Ktisophilos on 11/27/08

God is all knowing,has all power,created everything.Does that answer your question?
---shirley on 11/27/08

There is nothing that God cannot do, except sin and force people to accept what He is offering through His son Jesus Christ, an eternal life.
---Sally on 11/27/08


---Shawn_M.T. on 11/27/08

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Shawn, I actually gave my opinion (from my understanding in the bible) about the original question in my previous posts. Anyways, no problem bro., here again is what I believe.

I don't believe that God can do everything. There are things which God cannot do. One of these is to LIE.

"That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie..." (Heb.6:18)

"In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began," (Tit.1:2)
---manny on 11/25/08

--Manny:***John 1:3 "all things were made BY him..." In other bible versions it is worded as "all things were made THROUGH him***

First of all I'd like to say thank you for your edifying words.

Translations aside though, What does "BY" or "THROUGH" have to do with, answering this question, if the Father, Son & Holy Spirit are all one in God?

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

So what say you to the original question?
---Shawn_M.T. on 11/25/08

Shawn, John 1:3 "all things were made BY him..." In other bible versions it is worded as "all things were made THROUGH him" and this is the more accurate translation based on the original text of the verse.

Who is this, THROUGH which all things were made? It is the Word -- it is Jesus Christ not the Father. Everything was made through the Son because Christ is the power and the wisdom of God.

"but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God."(1Cor.1:24) This just further cements the fact that Christ has been in existence before the creation.

But the original question pertains to God - the Father. Is there anything that He CANNOT do.
---manny on 11/4/08

To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

John 1:3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

God can do everything and there is nothing that He cannot do, but remember "CAN DO" and "WILL DO" are two very different quistions!!!!?
---Shawn_M.T. on 11/3/08

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What is he waiting for?
atheist on 10/18/08

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits, that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

This could be you! Just you, the last one!
Remember I said could be
Atheist, have you read Revelation?
If you have or do, please let us know what you think of it.
I have a reason for asking you!
---Frank on 11/1/08

atheist, hi and Go bless you! You asked,
What is he waiting for?

God is waiting for us to ask.
The things in this world happen because of man's freedom of choice that God blessed us with.
We can choose our way or God's way.

When we choose man's way, they world gets the way it is now.

when we choose God's way, prosperity abounds.

Example: look at how blessed our country used to be. Until we started removing God from everything.
Look at the schools, and our justice system.
Satan has reveled in the removal of God.
---miche3754 on 10/31/08

athiest, that is a question that you need to ask God yourself. I don't know what God is waiting for.

But I do know this. If you love Him with all of your heart and soul, obey His Word at all cost, forgive your enemies from your heart, turn the other cheek, give and it shall be given unto you, love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, show mercy and you will receive mercy, etc., He will abundantly bless you.

YOU ASK: Why would god need to "consider" anything carefully. Because God is not an eradic God, throwing out blessings to everyone and anyone. If you love me, you'll obey me is what Jesus told us. Love and Obedience bring about blessings in your life-carefully consider that like God does.
---donna8365 on 10/29/08

Think from your heart before you speak
You all know in your heart he can do anything everything, he is God! Right!

But now you put your limitation on my God. Why is this going on in your heart?
Look at what you are saying. He can not lie not he will not lie to you!
So if you want to put limitation on my God go ahead, knowing what I know! Thank him, for even this will be forgiven you. For my God is an all forgiving God.
Why else would he send is word to be destroyed for you. I know you dont see this.
But know this, the day is coming when you will have to stand on his words or your.
---Frank on 10/24/08

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The Bible tells us that God is Almighty, that is "ALL" Mighty: The Bible does Not tell us that Gos is "some" mighty, no, not at all, but instead God is "ALL Mighty", what does this mean? This means that God is All Powerful, he can do absolutely any thing he so chooses because he is God "Over All", else he would not be God.
---Eloy on 10/23/08

---kathr4453 on 10/22/08

Trav, what are you trying to say?
---atheist on 10/20/08

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