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What is the Biblical basis that God "cannot" act against his nature?

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (11th ed.) defines "nature" as "the basic or inherent features, qualities, or character of a person or thing." For God to act against His nature would mean, ...
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What is the origin of 'omnipotence' as an attribute of God in the ecumenical councils and other Christian authorities?

The omnipotence of God is affirmed in the Creed set forth at the first Ecumenical Council in Nicea in 325: "We believe in one God, the Father Almighty [παντοκράτορ - pantokrator] ..." As the Creed ...
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How do Arminians reconcile free will with God's omnipotence logically?

Arminians and other varieties of non-Calvinists reconcile the all-powerful nature of God with His allowance of free will to men, within the limits of physics he has given them, as God constrains ...
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What is the Biblical basis that God "cannot" act against his nature?

I believe that your question, although well intentioned, is irrelevant and unanswerable. II Peter 3:8 eludes to the truth of the matter: But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the ...
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How can the Father, Son, and Spirit all be omnipotent?

How can the Father, the Son and the Spirit all be omnipotent? I write from a Trinitarian perspective. If the OP has been guilty of "overthinking" then he is far from alone. In the opinion of ...
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Jesus and Contingency

God cannot do everything. The Bible says God cannot lie. Numbers 23:19 King James Version (KJV) 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, ...
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Jesus and Contingency

Not in the slightest. The Incarnation does not involve the assumption of contingency. The Incarnation adds nothing to the person of God the Son, only to creation (inasmuch as the human nature of Jesus ...
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From a Catholic perspective what does it mean for all creatures to fulfill God's will whether they know and want to or not?

God is omnipotent. Nothing can hinder the fulfillment of His holy will. St. Thomas Aquinas answers the question "Whether the will of God is always fulfilled?" (Summa Theologica I q. 19 a. 6 ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses is Jehovah God omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent?

According to the https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005167 article by the Jehovah's Witnesses God is not omnipresent, but God is omnipotent and omniscient. ”The Bible’s Viewpoint Is God ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses is Jehovah God omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent?

I will return later to flesh this out and look forward to your requests for clarification We don’t teach that Jehovah is omnipresent. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005167 https://wol.jw.org/...
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If God knows which people will go to Heaven, why not only create those people?

I applaud you for asking tough questions but there is a logical break in your question that I would like to try and point out. "He could instantly implant all the spiritual growth, experiences, ...
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Acording to Orthodox Christianity does God know the future?

Eastern Orthodox doctrine holds that "the knowledge of God is vision and immediate understanding of everything, both that which exists and that which is possible, the present, the past, and the ...
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What is the Biblical basis that God "cannot" act against his nature?

God can do whatever he wills or wants to do . Anything and everything one could think of ! However, because everything possible is not included in his nature ( God telling a lie, to not be all ...
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If God knows which people will go to Heaven, why not only create those people?

The question of whether God could simply "fast forward" earth and simply create free creatures who obey Him was recently asked on this site, so for the sake of answering the first part of ...
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Is Jesus God or a Human?

Here's how a Trinitarian answers your questions. First a few foundational concepts: Jesus is the human being of God. Per Chalcedon definition he is BOTH God and human: one person in two natures (...
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Is there a way to prove that God’s foreknowledge is incompatible with genuine human freedom?

Open Theists say that God's knowledge of the future is incompatible with libertarian notion of human freedom. Their solution is to limit God's omniscience so God does not know the future. Their ...
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How do Catholics traditionally understand the divine omnipotence?

By intrinsically impossible, Aquinas means that the thing meant to be brought about is logically impossible, ie it entails contradiction, as Rob has stated. Before Aquinas, Augustine gave us more or ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, is it theoretically possible for God to incarnate as a human and live a holy and humble life?

My guess is there is no single answer on this for all Biblical Unitarians, but given what I understand of Biblical Unitarianism, the answer is probably: No. "God is Spirit." (John 4:24) '...
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Is it possible for God to allow or tolerate something that he never originally intended? If yes, does that still make him omnipotent?

From a Calvinist point of view there are two wills of God, his Secret Will and his Revealed Will. As it says in Deuteronomy 29:29: The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that ...
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Jesus and Contingency

"Do we have to accept that God - in his omnipotence, must be able to create the logically impossible, in order to believe in something like the trinity?" In a word, no. In the person of our Lord ...
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Jesus and Contingency

You haven't specified any particular denomination, so I'll stick with a view that is Biblical without any later doctrinal additions. That there is "no need for the idea of the trinity", is fine. ...
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Acording to Orthodox Christianity does God know the future?

1 day is a thousand days in his sight and a thousand days = 1 day, this means time is irrelevant for God. God knows the future from the past and vice versa. The question you have is does Gods ...
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Why are some miracles hard to explain and some are not?

Consider the six days of creation, which in itself is a miracle. God spoke things into existence that did not exist before. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of ...
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Why are some miracles hard to explain and some are not?

Not all miracles can be explained by natural causes. A magician can bring a rabbit out of a hat as long as he has three things: some jiggery pokery, a hat, and a rabbit; but only God can bring an ...
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