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Is He All Powerful?

  1. josh3418 profile image71
    josh3418posted 4 years ago

    If God is all-powerful, why did He allow His son to die on the cross?

    1. Living Well Now profile image79
      Living Well Nowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Which god?

      1. josh3418 profile image71
        josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The God I believe in from The Bible;  the only God

        1. Living Well Now profile image79
          Living Well Nowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Prove it.

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            Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Prove what?  He's making no assertions, he's asking a question.  Expressing his 'belief' does not require him to prove anything to anyone.

            1. Living Well Now profile image79
              Living Well Nowposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Nonsense, his question has a number of assertions. He made the assertion "the only God", that the god he believes in is the only god and that god is the god of the Christian bible. If he asked, "Why is the earth flat?" I'd ask him to prove that too.

            2. josh3418 profile image71
              josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you motown

        2. DoubleScorpion profile image86
          DoubleScorpionposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If this is the case? Then why did you ask your question to begin with...You should already know your acceptable answer to this question...

    2. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Because he could simply bring him right back again. And again, and again.....


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    3. autumn18 profile image70
      autumn18posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it was the plan for his son to die on the cross.

      1. josh3418 profile image71
        josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        @autumn, it was his plan. I jet to hear peoples take on tube issue. For everyone commenting, what I mean by this question is that because He is all powerful He could of obviously done it another way. But rather, he chose to send Jesus His son as opposed to having his persecutors, the Romans killed. So my question is why did God choose this method?   I have my answer, I just want to hear what you have to say.

    4. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you go by what the bible describes it's G/god, then yes Omnipotent is the word to measure it.

      What does his power have to do with Jesus dying on the cross?

      Why are attempting to make a connection between these two things? There's not one.

      1. josh3418 profile image71
        josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What I mean,  is that He could of chosen another way than to send His son to die on the cross, because He has the power to do anything.  The answer, at least in my mind, is that He chose this method, because us, as sinners needed a way of atoning for our sins.  The only way for this to be possible was for Him to put the sins upon His own son.  Because, Jesus is, was the only perfect being, and that was the only way for our sins to be atoned for.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wisdom would say that power has it's uses at a specific time and for a specific reason. And power had nothing to do with which would solve the issue.
          If having a conscience is a sin, then I find it funny and no solution. And, last time I checked, all a person has to do is "repent" their sin and they are forgiven. So, what exactly did Jesus dying on the cross really do?
          Punish his own son for the sin(actions of other people) to make up for the sins of the sinners? It's absurd and not rational.
          Perfect? Yeah right.

          1. josh3418 profile image71
            josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That is my belief, you can agree to disagree, that is all right by me.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, I know that's your belief and it is irrational. If you're irrational making these kinds of beliefs, based on the book you read and/or study, and no rational thought, then you do yourself more harm than you could ever realize.

              If you want to continue to be your own problem and not care, then it my duty as a person living in this world to inform you that you're a problem in other people's life as well.

              Since you choose to be a problem to yourself, it will translate in your actions that will be problems or create problems with other people.

              I'm just pointing it out. wink

              1. josh3418 profile image71
                josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                So are you saying that I have not thought rationally about this?  I graduated with a degree in Science and Bible, and have spent countless number of hours in research.  Yes, it is my belief, but is backed up with rational thought as well.  But, thanks for your willingness to be honest and confrontational.  I highly respect that, it is very rare these days.

                1. Cagsil profile image60
                  Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  And apparently failed basic logic rules, which the G/god of the bible seems to not be held to. You do know that mysticism is dishonest? Right?
                  It's not backed by rational thought. It's egotistically justified as rational. Thus, you deceive yourself. Good job. You learned exactly what the bible wanted to teach you. To not know yourself.
                  Confrontational? And why do you see it as confrontational? I am merely addressing irrationality. And, I was being honest.
                  Good to know. wink

                  1. josh3418 profile image71
                    josh3418posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    So do you believe the Bible is mystical then?

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    I don't understand what the one question has to do with the other. Would the death on the cross somehow limit the power of a god?

 
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