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What does it mean that God is Almighty?



    
    

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In Hebrew, the title "God Almighty" is written as El Shaddai and probably means "God, the All-powerful One" or "The Mighty One of Jacob" (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 132:2,5), although there is a question...

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
A quote on the subject of God's omnipotence by Christian author and commentator C. S. Lewis from his book The Problem of Pain:

"His [God's] omnipotence means power to do all that is intrinsically possible, not to do the intrinsically impossible. You may attribute miracles to Him, but not nonsense. There is no limit to His power.

"If you choose to say, 'God can give a creature free will and at the same time withhold free will from it,' you have not succeeded in saying anything about God: meaningless combinations of words do not suddenly acquire meaning simply because we prefix to them the two other words, 'God can.'

"It remains true that all things are possible with God: intrinsic impossibilities are not things but nonentities. It is no more possible for God than for the weakest of His creatures to carry out both of two mutually exclusive alternatives; not because His power meets an obstacle, but because nonsense remains nonsense even when we talk it about God.”

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