Can God create a stone too heavy for him to lift?
What is the one thing Almighty God is not capable of doing? asked by Dave Mathews
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Over the centuries there have been many questions asked that make us stop for a moment and really attempt to evaluate what God is capable of and what he is not capable of. Can God create a stone too heavy for him to lift? If he can not his power is limited, if he can his power is limited as well; isn’t it? Is it possible for God to tell a lie or for him to sin? Can God learn something new; can he ever be wrong? If god wanted to could he make another God, or stop being God, or cease to exist all together? Could God answer all of your prayers if he wanted to? These are some of the most mind bending questions that have been pondered in regards to Gods abilities over the years. If God is capable of all things, couldn’t he create a stone too heavy for him to lift? Of course, that would mean that there was something he couldn’t do, but only after he has created the stone that he can not lift in the first place.
God Causes and Allows
Perhaps God can only cause and allow things to happen as they pertain to our world, maybe he does not directly do anything; in this light he is capable of all things. He can cause a stone to heavy for him to lift to exist, and he can cause or allow it to be lifted as well. He can cause and allow sin to come into the world, he has already done it. When God created Lucifer he caused and allowed sin to come into the world, but he did it for a purpose. What that purpose is can only be speculated but it must have had a purpose.
Why did God not create our world to be perfect and make certain that it stayed that way to begin with? I do not know, but have to trust that he has his reasons. As a science minded person I question everything, even the Bible and God, and especially other people, and traditional beliefs. I take nothing for granted, and certainly don’t go to church, listen to the preacher and just assume that his ideas are correct. The Bible that I have read several times, the HOLY BIBLE (KJV) has constantly warned me not to blindly believe what others have said and will say.
Seek the Truth
I believe that God wishes for me and everyone else to seek the truth, regarding everything. Many would have us believe that we aren’t supposed to question, just believe, but I feel that those who believe this are among those that the Bible warns us about. It is easy to recognize the atheist and other non believers, but the believers that claim to have an understanding are often the real threats. The Bible plainly states that each man is to do his alms in private, and if you research the word alms it may refer to prayer, study and or contribution. Another such misconception is that we go to church to learn. The truth is that we should go to church to keep our faith strong, not to learn or be misled by the beliefs of a commercial preacher that sins every Sunday by accepting payment for his services. If you want to learn you have to study and ask questions, and above all pray. Satan's greatest accomplishment may be convincing people that we are not to question things and just accept them.
I don't know if I buy into the ideas expressed in the video below, but it does make an interesting argument, so I decided to include it. It states that the very question of "can God create a stone too heavy to lift?' is non-since, therefore it can’t be answered and shouldn’t be asked. This is an interesting take, but I feel that it is a valid question for one to ask, so it is a logical question. It is the answer that seems to defy logic not the question. These are just my opinions, and I would appreciate any input on the matter from any of my readers. As always thanks for reading and have a fantastic day.