God is Omnipotent [Lesson 1.2]

7 Jun

om.nip.o.tent  (adjective)  – Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=omnipotent

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A few years ago, I felt I needed some mental stimulation. Succumbing to my nerdness, I enrolled in some advanced mathematics classes at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. It was in a Discrete Mathematics class that I was asked a question that would keep me contemplating the answer for the last 10 or so years. Discrete Mathematics includes a study of reasoning (logic). On the first day, the professor asked us:

Assume that God can create anything. Also assume that God can move anything.
Can God create something that He cannot move?

As intriguing as that question is, the answer is found in the Bible. It’s actually quite simple. Are you ready for the answer? We know that God is Omnipotent. He has unlimited or universal power. We also know that God cannot do things that are absurd, ridiculous or unreasonable. God also cannot do something against His character. For instance, He cannot lie.

So, can God create something that He cannot move? Absolutely NOT! That would be unreasonable.

You know, now that I think about it…. The professor never did tell us the answer. Thank God I have the ultimate text book!

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