Omnipotence

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'''Omnipotence''' is the state of being "all-powerful," a term that is usually applied to [[God]].  
 
'''Omnipotence''' is the state of being "all-powerful," a term that is usually applied to [[God]].  
  
==Problems with Omnipotence==
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==Problems with omnipotence==
  
 
The concept of omnipotence is philosophically troublesome and potentially self-contradictory.  These problems are explored in the [[omnipotence paradox]].
 
The concept of omnipotence is philosophically troublesome and potentially self-contradictory.  These problems are explored in the [[omnipotence paradox]].
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If God is not only omnipotent but also [[omniscient]] and [[omnibenevolent]], then this is the foundation for the [[problem of evil]].
 
If God is not only omnipotent but also [[omniscient]] and [[omnibenevolent]], then this is the foundation for the [[problem of evil]].
  
==Biblical Contradictions==
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==Biblical contradictions==
  
Fundamentalist Christians believe in the infallibility of the Bible, yet there are arguable contradictions to the issue of God's omnipotence.  
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[[Fundamentalist]] [[Christian]]s believe in the infallibility of the [[Bible]], yet there are arguable contradictions to the issue of God's omnipotence.
  
 
{{Bible|Mark 6:5}}:
 
{{Bible|Mark 6:5}}:
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: And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
 
: And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
  
(more at: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/cando.html)
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==External link==
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*[http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/cando.html Can God do anything?] at the Skeptic's Annotated Bible
  
[[Category: Philosophical issues]]
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[[Category:Philosophy]]
[[Category: Religious mythology]]
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[[Category:Religious mythology]]

Revision as of 13:29, 10 December 2008

Omnipotence is the state of being "all-powerful," a term that is usually applied to God.

Problems with omnipotence

The concept of omnipotence is philosophically troublesome and potentially self-contradictory. These problems are explored in the omnipotence paradox.

If God is not only omnipotent but also omniscient and omnibenevolent, then this is the foundation for the problem of evil.

Biblical contradictions

Fundamentalist Christians believe in the infallibility of the Bible, yet there are arguable contradictions to the issue of God's omnipotence.

Mark 6:5 Bible-icon.png:

And he could there do no mighty work.

Hebrews 6:18 Bible-icon.png:

It was impossible for God to lie.

Judges 1:19 Bible-icon.png:

And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

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