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.
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.
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.