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The Omnipotence Paradox: SOLVED?!

The Omnipotence Paradox: SOLVED?!

The omnipotence paradox which states that If an omnipotent being is able to perform any action then it should be able to create a task that it is unable to perform. Hence, this being cannot perform all actions. Can God create a rock so big that He cannot move it, can He create a being more powerful than Himself, can He create a prison so secure that He cannot escape from it?” If yes: than God’s power is limited because it cannot lift the stone or escape from the prison or another being is more powerful than him. If No: than again that being’s power is limited, because it cannot create them

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<p>So it seems that omnipotenc...

So it seems that omnipotence is an inherently paradoxical idea. How are we meant to comprehend divine omnipotence in a way and avoid these paradoxes? First, we need to ask ourselves, “Can God act in ways that are contrary to his own nature?” Like, could God create another God and prostrate and worship him? Could God commit stealing, adultery or lying? These are obviously not things that God could do. God can't act contrary to his own nature. So such actions are usually exempted from divine omnipotence. To say that God is omnipotent or almighty doesn’t mean he can contradict his own nature.

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Omnipotence doesn’t mean breaking the laws of logic

Omnipotence doesn’t mean breaking the laws of logic

Problems with Omnipotence Paradox

Most prominent theists respond that God’s power is exercised only through His nature, and God will never violate his nature. There are certain things which are logical impossibilities? And it is absurd to ask God to do such things. Like can God make a square circle? Can God make a married bachelor? Can God make a round triangle? These sorts of things are also usually exempted from God’s omnipotence. Indeed, when you think about it, these really aren’t things at all.

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<p>There isn’t any such thing ...

There isn’t any such thing as a married bachelor. There is no such thing as a round triangle. These are just combinations of words which, when put together, are incoherent combinations. They are just logical contradictions. Therefore, to say that God cannot do logical contradictions is not to say that there is something that God can’t do because these aren’t really things at all. Thus, to say that God can’t bring about a logical contradiction is not really to inhibit God’s omnipotence at all.

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Resolution

Resolution

If God can do absolutely anything, then God can remove His own omnipotence. If God can remove His own omnipotence, then God can create an enormous stone, remove His own omnipotence, then not be able to lift the stone. This preserves the belief that God is omnipotent because God can create a stone that He couldn't lift it. Therefore in this theory God would not be omnipotent while not being able to lift the stone.

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