If there was an omnipotent God, would he be able to create a stone he couldn't l

Jump to Last Post 1-11 of 11 discussions (18 posts)
  1. Nose-in-the-News profile image74
    Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years ago

    If there was an omnipotent God, would he be able to create a stone he couldn't lift?

  2. glynch1 profile image63
    glynch1posted 5 years ago

    There is an omnipotent God and always has been. However, He would not sacrifice one attribute (wisdom, onniscience) for the sake of another (omnipotence). Advice: You should ask serious questions that deal with the eternal issues of the soul and salvation, not try to disprove God's existence with puerile enquiries.

    1. Nose-in-the-News profile image74
      Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am an atheist but I had no hidden agenda in asking this question. I thought about putting it in the philosophy section as I was curious as to what answers I would receive. I enjoy reading them. I do not have an interest in disproving God.

  3. profile image0
    christiananrkistposted 5 years ago

    I love this question,  because it shows how desperate people are to disprove God. Its in the same category as can God make a square circle. The category is "illogical". The simple answer to this is no, God can't make a boulder so big he cant lift it. This has nothing to do with a limitation on his power. No amount of power can make an illogical question, logical. One more point about God's power. People think there is nothing God cant do. This isn't true though.God cant sin, God cant go outside his nature, God cant do illogical things.

  4. profile image50
    shamsAlAriyafposted 5 years ago

    Yes he can. He doesn't have to lift it, he can crush it to pieces then lift each piece! He's smart, you know!

  5. quildon profile image78
    quildonposted 5 years ago

    This question reminds me of the scientist who argued with God that he could make man. God said, "Okay, go ahead." The scientist said, "Let me go and get some dirt first." God said, "Oh, no. Make your own dirt." God is omnipotent, but He won't waste time doing foolish things, just as Jesus (and He is God) refused to throw Himself down from the mountain or do any of the foolish things the devil tempted Him to do.

    1. profile image50
      shamsAlAriyafposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If Jesus is God, why didn't he save himself from those bastards who crucified him?  Not sure what God is anymore.

    2. Mitch Alan profile image80
      Mitch Alanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      He didn't save Himself because he came here with the purpose of dying for out sins. He was not taken by surprise by the cross, as it was His purpose for taking on flesh.

    3. lambservant profile image91
      lambservantposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a great little story quildon and really drives home the point that no one can create what God creates and no one is greater than God.

    4. BuffaloGal1960 profile image69
      BuffaloGal1960posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you Quildon.  And Shams:  I don't know if the soldiers who crucified him knew their parents or if they were illegitimate, but had He called the 10,000 angels He could have called, there would not be salvation.

    5. willrodgers profile image70
      willrodgersposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ShamsAlAriyaf: nice try to sneak in a reference to the book Sun of Gnosis [2012]. Mohamed used falsification of the Judio -Christian Bible.  He was an uninformed reader of the Bible who tried to rewrite it for his own purpose. Jesus Death is clear

  6. lambservant profile image91
    lambservantposted 5 years ago

    As God is creator of ALL things, the obvious answer is no. God is all powerful, he can do whatever he wills to do. That being said, I think the omnipotence of God is not so much about physical ability or inability, it's about being able to do all things - he can heal the body, the heart, and the mind; he does miracles, he can do anything. But since you're talking about creating, God created the human mind, the brain, which is so complex and so synchronized man has not been able to tap into more than 10% of it, and that 10% is mind boggling. Creating the heavens, the planets, solar systems and all those unusual phenomenon; and all the unique animals, the list goes on. I would encourage you to read the creation story in Genesis 1 and 2 and read more of the Bible too.

  7. Bibowen profile image95
    Bibowenposted 5 years ago

    First, any stone that you would pick would have to have a weight to it. There is no such thing as an "infinite stone" if it's a material object. So, whatever weight God assigned the stone, He could also lift it. So, I think the most straightforward answer is that, no matter what weight the stone possessed, an all-powerful being could not only lift it, he could change its weight, or simply will it out of existence. More profound, I think, is that an omnipotent being is that by which "power" is even possible. The idea that God would be limited by any physical mass is inconceivable since He is that which makes materiality possible.

  8. Dr. Haddox profile image68
    Dr. Haddoxposted 5 years ago

    No!
    Given, that an all powerful god can do anything.
    Regards,
    Dr. Haddox

  9. BuffaloGal1960 profile image69
    BuffaloGal1960posted 5 years ago

    There IS an omnipotent God.  He created you and He created me. He SPOKE the world into existence so he could SPEAK a stone into the sea.  HE IS ALL POWERFUL AND ALL KNOWING.

    Speech is a POWERFUL thing.  He created that too and He will strike those who mock Him, if not today, then tomorrow.

    Sleep well tonight.

    1. Nose-in-the-News profile image74
      Nose-in-the-Newsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought God was also benevolent? If so, why would he strike me to cause me emotional harm? If by 'striking me' you mean that he would cause irregular and unsightly events in my life, then bring it on. Life is life; good or bad.

  10. C.V.Rajan profile image60
    C.V.Rajanposted 5 years ago

    It is up to Him to create a stone and pretend not able to lift it up. It's all His sweet will.

  11. Ericdierker profile image44
    Ericdierkerposted 5 years ago

    I think this is a very sentient question. God made me and sometimes He cannot lift me up. But I am His Stone and I must lift myself to Him. God makes thinks not meant to be lifted. We are called to leave them be. And go lift another.\

    Many Christians, for instance think they are tasked with lifting all. Judging others and deciding good and bad. That stone is to heavy to lift.

    My stone is light and made of love, tho' I am heavy and to hard to carry. It is a dichotomy.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)