If God can do anything, can God create a task so difficult, not even He can complete it?
C.S. Lewis states and i quote "C. S. Lewis argues that when talking about omnipotence, referencing "a rock so heavy that God cannot lift it" is nonsense just as much as referencing "a square circle." So asking "Can God create a rock so heavy that even he cannot lift it?" is just as much nonsense as asking "Can God draw a square circle?" The logical contradiction here being God's simultaneous ability and disability in lifting the rock (the statement "God can lift this rock" must have a truth value of either true or false, it cannot possess both). Therefore the question (and therefore the perceived paradox) is meaningless. Nonsense does not suddenly acquire sense and meaning with the addition of the two words, "God can" before it. "
Yes he can create that task. If he did then there would be a task he could not perform. If he did perform that task it would be logically impossible. God cannot turn the truth into a lie. God cannot sin, He cannot lie. He cannot do anything that is contrary to his holy power. Common mistakes athiest make is the meaning of omnipotence. (bein all powerful) Saying that omnipotence requires the ability to do logically impossible things is stupid. Being all powerful; does not include being able to do the impossible
Through this Question is Old I will answer, if I define omnipotence as "Being able to do anything that is logically possible" Then the paradox dies. Instead of "Being able to do anything" Which would imply that such situations like "the omnipotence paradox" could happen if this being existed. Paradoxes are generally ignored in the logician community since Paradoxes are illogical in nature. This doesn't necessarily mean that the event that caused this paradox could not happen.
Omnipotence is the power to do anything not the power to do what is logical and saying it is not is just a lack of understanding of the word nothing more. When applied to god. Your saying its logical that one person made the whole Universe and everything in it that is logical but to be able to invent a impossible task for god that is not logical?
There are possible things and impossible things. No triangle can have 4 sides. It's just not gunna happen. Either the triangle is no longer a triangle or 4 now means 3. In the same way, If God can make a task so difficult that he can't do it, either he is not God or that task was possible to begin with.
To all those people such as animus, your arguing semantics (The Study of language) and we all should know that there is NO universal definition of a word such as omnipotence. It depends on the Worldview in question.
asking God to create something he cannot do is like asking Him to make a square circle. inherent contradictions and logical impossibilities do not fall under the omnipotence of God.
How about being holy yet wanting to live together with man (heaven)? For God loved the world just so he would give his only begotten son. The cerse is often misread.
nothing is ever impossible for God. He can create things that can be difficult, but it would never be too difficult for Him
read genesis 6 days 6 tasks and i think lord is still dealing , i guess until the end of days , i mean the judgement day
some imaginable tasks are not possible for such a coherent omnipotence to perform without compromising its coherence.
I agree with merlin. Saying that omnipotence requires the ability to do logically impossible things is stupid
Then it is impossible for god to make a task impossible for god. That is one thing he cant do?
that makes no sense. I am talking about if God were to make a task for Himself.
GOD means he have the ability to do any thing possible , i think so
He did, he gave man choice and has to allow them to complete it.
He can invent a task impossible for him.. read my answer above
The same old useless omnipotence paradox.
That is ridiculous.