If the God is almighty, can he create a stone, so heavy, that he could not lift it by himself?
great paradox - shows the nonsense of omnipotency off very well - God wiped out by his own cosmic logic
There is difference between what he can't do, and what he won't do... God can certainly do anything but he will not do tricks as creating a heavy stone or big rock etc because there is no point of doing so... He created this world for a certain purpose and he created us to discover this purpose and live by it..
God cannot create an action or a consequence that will Ungod God. He will always be almighty. From where we stand God is capable of moving back and forth in time from his present moment. Therefore it is impossible for him to contradict himself from what he has done in the past or even what he is going to do. Therefore for God everything happens in the most powerful moment of NOW. Therefore he is always coherent in his actions.
This is one of many paradoxes about God.
My favorite is the claim that God is omnipotent and omniscient. If omniscient, then God knows everything that is going to happen and if omnipotent, God can change or do anything. Does this mean that if God changes the future, God's original omniscience was wrong, because the future is now different? Conversely, if God knows all that will happen, God cannot make changes and thus isn't really omnipotent.
Alas, true believers don't need to contemplate these silly illogicalities! Rather it's much better to ignore all that threatens any belief that defies logic, reason, and the scientific method.
Jesus answered this question when He was accused of being satan. Jesus asked; How can satan cast out satan?
It's good to question the concept of God. You will eventually come to realize it's all superstitious nonsense.
A dictator that owns you forever. There is no such thing as God.
quite interesting to observe from the responses that the only feeble defense in the face of this paradox appears to be "god could do it, but he doesnt want to, so there!"
Foolish question but for God answer is everything is created by God he also can create everything without anything nothing was exists before him everything came after him and nothing will be accept him everything starts from him and ends by him he is almighty. our mind is very little to understand fully to God this is beyond our capability it has been told by God but we can understand little bit by looking around the universe with interest and through his message by the help of God .
The answer is YES. God could create a rock so big that He could not move it. Does this mean that He would not be God? NO! NO! NO! The fact that God would choose to voluntarily limit Himself does not make Him any less God!
For example. I am married. Does that mean that I could not have sex with other women? Of course not! I could have sex with anyone I wanted to, but I CHOOSE as an act of my will to limit myself to the wife I love. Does my self-limitation make me any less of a man? NO! I am still a man, even though I choose to limit my ability as a man for the sake of my wife.
By the way. There is a rock so big that God cannot move it. It is not a rock He created, but it is a rock He set in place. It is the rock of Jesus Christ. All who stand on this rock can not be moved, ever. God has chosen to allow His wrath to pass over this rock, and it and all who stand upon it will live eternally with God in Heaven.
When God comes down in human form, he mostly conforms himself to the limitations of the human physique. It is His will; his divine play. He does what he chooses to do and there is a reason behind it.
With that said, in Hinduism, there is Lord Krishna, who, as a little boy, is said to have lifted up a hill on his little finger to use it an umbrella to protect his clan from torrential rains.
The same lord, in his youth, had a tough war with a King called Jarasandha and fought the war for umpteen years without winning. He even shifted the capital of his kingdom to a new place to escape the onslaught of Jarasahdha!
"Who can ever grasp the divine play of God?" - Sri Ramakrishna.
That is a complicated question once you get to thinking about it seriously. I happen to think it is a good question. I wrote two hubs (part one and part two) a while back meditating on that very question. My conclusion was that it is possible for "God" to create a stone so heavy even He/She/It cannot lift it.
I wrote them from the perspective of a Westerner, an American -- and as such raised in the Judeo-Christian culture. I believe you might come to different conclusions depending on one's background.
Anyway, I answered in the affirmative -- it has to do with "God's" relationship to the universe and to himself/herself/itself (whatever "God" is). If you'd like to take a look....
http://hubpages.com/hub/Can-God-Create- … ot-Lift-It
http://hubpages.com/hub/Can-God-Create- … t-Part-Two
Take it easy.
Yes I believe God could create a rock that heavy... in fact God already created one such rock which has grown too heavy even for His own will power to lift and carry... and that piece of rock is called EARTH.
When God became flesh, how heavy do you think was it for Him to carry that cross on his back while he was on his way to his place of crucifixion in Calvary?
by crankalicious6 years ago
Could God create a rock so heavy he couldn't lift it?
by Kofantom6 years ago
If god is almighty, can he create a rock that is so heavy that he can't actually lift it ?
by Nose-in-the-News4 years ago
If there was an omnipotent God, would he be able to create a stone he couldn't lift?
by Mark6 years ago
If God did in fact create everything and nothing happens without his ok...Then wouldn't it stand to reason, that God created the devil and sin as well? This seems to say that all the sin in the world comes from God....
by daborn75 years ago
What do you say when your child asks, if God created everything, then who created God?
by wormdo16 months ago
I'll be the first to admit that it's been a long time since I read the Bible, and this forum is filled with people who know more about the Bible than I do. Which is why I come to you with this question:Satan is the...
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