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Nothing to do with religion / God / whatever, but there seems to be a fundamental flaw in your argument here. Event A causes event B within the universe. God decides that he does not want event B to occur so he stops event A from happening. Event A no longer happened and therefore God would never intervene in the first place. Go to 1. The ...


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A simple Bible search for 'almighty' would have given you more than enough passages about omnipotence. The first mention, for example, is: Genesis 17:1-2 (ESV) 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, "I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, 2 that I may make my covenant between me and you, and ...


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Short Answer: When we say "God is omnipotent" we mean "He has the power to do whatever He pleases". There are other definitions, such as "capable of doing anything man can think up", but by such definitions He would not be considered "omnipotent". Semantics As indicated in the wikipedia post you linked, there are many definitions for the word omnipotent. ...


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There are an awful lot of assumptions here. There is but one way to stop B There is no way to stop B if A has happened Etc But it mainly boils down to this main flaw in the logic: Event A no longer happened and therefore God would never intervene in the first place. Go to 1. Being all knowing God would of course be able to know the possibility of ...


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The question is based on a false premise, that omnipotence means the ability to do anything. Rather omnipotence means posessing infinite power: almighty or infinite in power, as God. having very great or unlimited authority or power. source Having infinite power does not give one the ability to do anything. It only gives them the ability to ...


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I believe you miss a few key points about the halting problem. Just because there is no algorithm that can decide for every input program if it will halt, does not mean that no algorithms exist for any given input. See: Are Impossibility Proofs Possible?- Halting Problem for examples. You assume that God would have to function over every single ...


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I'm sure there are other references, but for example: Omnipresence: Psalm 139:7-12 describes God being everywhere. Omnipotence: I can't think of a Bible verse that says, "God is omnipotent". But Deut 4:37 (and many similar verses) talk about God's "might power". Gen 17:1 and others refer to God as "Almighty". Job 11:7b "Can you find out the limits of the ...


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Because some things cannot be accomplished by the application of power. Suppose I asked you to draw a 4-sided triangle. You would presumably reply that this is impossible, because a triangle by definition has only 3 sides. Suppose I then say, Well, what if you had 10 really strong men to help? Then could you do it? Of course the logical reply is that it ...


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Your main dilemma here is on the authenticity of the Bible. On the authenticity of the Bible: It is indeed a complicated topic to discuss about the authenticity of the Bible. However, there are enough manuscripts available to produce the original text of the Bible. This question "How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?" may help you get a better idea on original ...


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Looking at the context, one can see that the weakness and foolishness are seemingly so from a perspective of Jews (for whom the weakness of the cross is a stumbling block--this seems to be implied in the mocking presented by the chief priests, elders, and teachers of the law in Matthew 27:41-43, that God would express his power by physically saving his ...


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The Catechism contains a definitive statement on this. Nothing is impossible with God, who disposes his works according to his will. [CCC 269] It references a number of biblical texts to support that statement: It was I who made the earth, and man and beast on the face of the earth, by my great power, with my outstretched arm; and I can give ...


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St. Thomas Aquinas holds that God can do anything except whatever implies a contradiction. Treating "Whether God is omnipotent?," he writes: [T]his phrase, "God can do all things," is rightly understood to mean that God can do all things that are possible; and for this reason He is said to be omnipotent. and [N]othing is opposed to the idea of ...


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Omnipotence means that God can do anything. But "anything" does not include nonsensical strings of words, like "kill God" or "round square" or "a rock so heavy that God can't lift it". C.S. Lewis once explained this point by saying that nonsense does not make sense just because we say "God can" in front of it. After this accelerated tour from atheism to ...


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What you are asking about is the rationale behind a doctrine called 'the preservation of Scripture'. The doctrine basically seeks to answer whether or not God will preserve his infalliable message, even though it is transmitted by fallable men. How are the Scriptures Transmitted? (A Primer on Preservation) A straw man would pit Jesus saying, "Surely I ...


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This verse is an excellent example of how certain elements of the Bible are not meant to be taken literally. St. Paul is using metaphorical language to convey the paradox of the Cross. It is crucial to look at the broader context of this verse in order to correctly deduce what St Paul is teaching. Notice the connection between verse 25 and verses 18-21: ...


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Two possible explanations. 1. God appears foolish to men: 1 Corinthians 1:25 (New Life Version ) God’s plan looked foolish to men, but it is wiser than the best plans of men. God’s plan which may look weak is stronger than the strongest plans of men. The very idea that we are all sinners and God Himself had to come down to earth in human ...


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The God of the Bible states "I declare the end from the beginning." In comparing God to an algorithm, you go against the fundamental claims of God --that is, you create a straw man to knock over. God is not an algorithm, waiting for an asynchronous user event or for some unseen input data. God is the author of the data and thus by necessity of being its ...


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You're assuming that self-reference is required somehow, that God has to "evaluate himself" (whatever that means) when making decisions, and that his decision-making is based solely on observation and not on any sort of predictive ability. There's a much simpler conceptual model: "Something important is about to happen. There are three possible outcomes. ...


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Any answer to this question will be pure speculation - the Bible doesn't say why there are these two "classes" (the question of the existence of said classes I'll leave alone for now), so we don't know. With that said, here are two potential reasons that are Scripturally based: God is sovereign over everything, and is pleased to work out his will through ...


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This question is almost more philosophical, than doctrinal. Personally, I see this untied easily. God is omnipotent, but God is also truth. Therefore, God cannot do what is untrue, or illogical, as that would contradict Himself. However, what is 'true' may seem 'illogical' to us. Our idea of what is logical is only a pale fragment of the 'logical sense' ...


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It is, I suppose, conceivable that God is not bound by the laws of logic. But if true further discussion is impossible, as how are we to consider the possibilities except by using logic? I can't imagine how I could prove this either way. Will I present a logical proof that logic always applies? But if logic doesn't apply, then the proof is invalid, and the ...


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It depends upon your definition of 'intrinsically impossible.' There are two standard ways to answer the question. The first relates to logical contradictions. God cannot make a round square not because he is incapable but because it is an inherent contradiction - the proposition makes no sense. The same is true for making a rabbit a giraffe or any other ...


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From the King James translation; There are several Scriptures which tell us that God is Omnipotent, Not the least of which is creation itself. Then the first time God brought rain upon the Earth He caused a flood which Killed all life except Those animals he saved and those eight people aboard the Ark. Beyond that we see God parting the red sea, for ...


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Thomas Aquinas states: All confess that God is omnipotent; but it seems difficult to explain in what His omnipotence precisely consists: for there may be doubt as to the precise meaning of the word 'all' when we say that God can do all things. If, however, we consider the matter aright, since power is said in reference to possible things, this phrase, ...


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These sorts of questions are always difficult to answer as they often require an understanding of God's sovereignty which in many ways is incomprehensible. What a wise being with infinite wisdom, knowledge of all and unlimited power can orchestrate, manipulate, foresee and advert etc. is impossible for us to ponder. In this sense virtually any external event ...


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A google search looking for a meaning/definition of the omni prefix will give you a bunch of references that saying it denotes an "all-" meaning. The suffix words can be defined as: Potency: power; authority. - Luke 1:37 Presence: the state or fact of being present, as with others or in a place. - Psalm 139:7-12 Science: the state of knowing. - Job 37:16, ...


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Jesus proclaims to John in the book of Revelation His own might and glory. Also, 2 Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is inspired by God (literally "God Breathed")..." That is why they quote other scripture because it is God using the words He gave to those who wrote the books to declare who He is to us. 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the ...


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He is definitely almighty. There are many psalms that praise his power, and say that there is no one like God. Revelations states: Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God OMNIPOTENT reigneth.(Emphasis my own) ...



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