What is God Like? – God is Omnipotent

As I stated in a previous blog, I am reading Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics every Christian Should know by Wayne and Elliot Grudem. Here of are some of main points of  Chapter 2 titled “What is God Like.”

God is Omnipotent

He is all powerful, able to do all His holy will. There are no limits on what He decides to do.

  • Ah Lord GOD ! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm ! Nothing is too difficult for You, (Jeremiah 32:17)
  • Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, (Ephesians 3:20)
  • And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”(Matthew 19:26) * By the way the focus on God, not us.

There are some things that He cannot do. He can neither will nor do anything that denies His own character.

Examples: He cannot lie.

  • in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, (Titus 1:2)

He cannot be tempted with evil.

  • Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God “; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. (James 1:13)

He cannot deny Himself.

  • If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. (2 Timothy 2:13)

When we imitate God by using the limited power He gave us to accomplish what He desires us to do, we show a faint reflection of His infinite power, and bring Him glory.

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