The Abilities of God

God is all-powerful and all-good. These two characteristics combine to place specific limits on how He chooses to interact with His creation.

Day One: Sinning
To answer this question, we must first consider who God is. The human mind, however, cannot adequately grasp who He is if it were not for the special revelations He has given us. One avenue of revelation is through God's creation...
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Day Two: Lying
The eternal God is holy (Isaiah 6:3). His holiness makes it impossible for Him to lie, for by "holy" is meant that God is absolute, transcendent purity. He does not conform to the standard; He is the standard...
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Day Three: Changing His Mind
Malachi 3:6 declares, "I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed." Similarly, James 1:17 tells us, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows"...
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Day Four: Making a Mistake
God makes no mistakes. His perfection and greatness disallow mistakes: "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." (Psalm 145:3). In the original language, the word translated "fathom" incorporates the thought of "possible to find out or enumerate"...
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Day Five: Knowing the Future
The Bible is always completely accurate, including its prophetic content. Consider, for instance, the prophecy that Christ would be born in Bethlehem of Judea, as foretold in Micah 5:2. Micah gave his prophecy around 700 B.C. Where was Christ born seven centuries later? In Bethlehem of Judea...
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Published 10-25-16