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!

God is Immutable [Lesson 1.1]

5 Jun

im·mu·ta·ble (adjective) Not subject or susceptible to change.

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

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When Lloyd C. Douglas, author of The Robe and other novels, was a university student, he lived an a boarding house. Downstairs on the first floor was an elderly, retired music teacher, who was infirm and unable to leave the apartment. Douglas said that every morning they had a ritual they would go through together. He would come down the steps, open the old man’s door, and ask, “Well, what’s the good news?” The old man would pick up his tuning fork, tap it on the side of his wheelchair and say, “That’s middle C! It was middle C yesterday; it will be middle C tomorrow; it will be middle C a thousand years from now. The tenor upstairs sings flat, the piano across the hall is out of tune, but, my friend, THAT is middle C!” The old man had discovered one thing upon which he could depend, one constant reality in his life, one “still point in a turning world.” For Christians, the one “still point in a turning world,” the one absolute of which there is no shadow of turning, is Jesus Christ.

Isn’t it nice to know that no matter how out of tune we may be, God is always the same?