Omnipotence

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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]].
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==Biblical Contradictions==
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Fundamentalist Christians believe in the infalibality of the Bible, yet there are arguable contrictions to the issue of God's omnipotence.
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Mark 6:5
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    And he could there do no mighty work.
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Hebrews 6:18
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    It was impossible for God to lie.
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Judges 1:19
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    And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain;
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    but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
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(more at: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/contra/cando.html)
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[[Category: Philosophical issues]]
 
[[Category: Philosophical issues]]
 
[[Category: Religious mythology]]
 
[[Category: Religious mythology]]

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Omnipotence is the stating 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 infalibality of the Bible, yet there are arguable contrictions to the issue of God's omnipotence.

Mark 6:5

   And he could there do no mighty work.

Hebrews 6:18

   It was impossible for God to lie.

Judges 1:19

   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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