Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:59 AM

Can God Do the Impossible?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:59 AM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 4:59 AM

The Bible says that God can do the impossible. Doesn’t that mean he is not bound by logical limitations? God can do what is humanly impossible, but not what is actually impossible. Some things are impossible because of our human limitations, such as walking through walls, raising the dead, and being in two places at once. But these things are possible for God, who has no body, is the giver of life, and is always everywhere. He is not subject to human limitations. But this does not mean that God can literally do anything—including what is actually impossible. Hebrews 6:18 says that it is impossible for God to lie. James 1:13 says that God cannot be tempted, and 2 Timothy 2:13 says that it is impossible for him to deny his own oath. These things are impossible for a perfectly good God who cannot do evil.[1]


[1] Geisler, N. L., & Brooks, R. M. (1990). Come, let us reason : An introduction to logical thinking (18). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House.

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