Does unbelief limit the works of God?
Jeffry Woolston Jesus went into a certain city and did not many Miracles there because of their unbelief.
Ed Brewer You’re assertion is based on a logical fallacy – God’s omnipotence is not subjugated to his omniscience or vice versa – to attribute such impulsive vicissitude to the ultimate unmoved mover is to diminish one transcendent attribute in favor of another – to even intimate the nuance of effected vacillation upon the sovereign almighty is to forget the lesson of Shinar’s plain from 4300 years ago concerning the comparative abilities of creature and creature. Bottom line….the reason people struggle with God’s ability to be both omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and a whole list of other ‘Omni’s’ is not that they don’t think He’s big enough – they suggest He’s not smart enough! He knows the answer to every question before it’s posited, and every thought of man is fully evident to His unlimited intellect. Our Hebrew brothers grasp this when they call Him the ‘self-existent’ one – He alone chooses, limits, and dictates by His own sovereign will.
Gary Stacey I love all the great theological terminology. Perhaps I am not thinking correctly (faulty logic). I readily confess God is smarter than me. No doubt His plans and His ways are beyond my understanding. Perhaps not your’s. However, the distance between lofty idealism and painful experience sometimes seems a gulf too far to bridge. Why would I deny God’s superiority? And yet, we find quick quotes that eliminate God’s astonishing involvement in ordinary lives.