An omnipotent God?
Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:54 PM
I think that if anything, Jesus keeps saying how much disappointed He has been for being unable to save Jerusalem (Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how I longed to bring you like a hen....) or how the Pharisees rejected/frustrated God's plans for them (Luke 7:30). I haven't read anything (unless I missed it) that Jesus said that implies omnipotence
Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:17 PM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 09:18 PM
To me God is all-powerful omnipotent but he does not work against our will even though he can.
In the Risen Christ.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:21 AM
The omnipotent God CHOOSES to NOT act in a unilateral manner, even though He certainly can do so.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:36 PM
Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:39 PM
On the making and fall of man, St. Theophilus of Antioch writes, ‘If God had made him immortal from the beginning, He would have made him God. On the other hand, if He had made him mortal, God would seem to be the cause of his death. Rather, He made him neither immortal nor mortal, as we said above, but capable of being either one in order that, should he incline toward things of immortality and keep the commandments of God, he would be rewarded by Him with immortality and become god. If however he should turn to things of death by disobeying God, he would be the cause of death to himself. For God made man free and sovereign.’
This could have been almost a direct quote from Plato's Symposium.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:37 AM
Who is sovereign here, Potiphar or Joseph?
3 When his master saw that the LORD was with him and that the LORD gave him success in everything he did, 4 Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. 5 From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the LORD was on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. 6 So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate. (Gen 39)
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