HOT TOPIC: God's Nature vs His Character

michael_legna's picture

In another thread we veered off ending up discussing the Nature of God esepcially His omniscience and omnipotence.

I hold that God is ALL powerful and ALL knowing and He just chooses not to do somethings and to not know certain things when it suits His plans.

The other side of the argument is that there are certain things God cannot do, like sin. That it is not just Him choosing to not sin but that He is completely incapable of sin, that it is an actual limit to His omnipotence and omniscience.

This thread is meant to give all an opportunity to present arguments for either side.

I will begin by posting a few responses to the last few posts of one other poster in the previous thread.

michael_legna's picture

I compose all mine in Word and then paste them

I have lost enough of mine over the years I copy the other person's post into Word - do my composing there in answer to each section and then paste it back into CCEL. That way I can take longer to think it over and not worry about time outs [some of my long winded responses take more than an hour to write :)] and if I do lose it I still have it in word to try again.

For shorter ones I sometimes skip the step of working in Word and I often regret it.