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Can God create a rock too bigger than He can move?

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I don't know if God would create a rock too big for Him to move. But can He? Yes.

God can do anything so how can He create the rock that He cant move and still be able to to create such a rock? God can create the rock, reduce his own power and not be able to move the rock at that time, then God can return to His full power and move the rock. Therefore God can create a rock too big for Him to move then move the that rock.

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I don't know if God would create a rock too big for Him to move. But can He? Yes.

God can do anything so how can He create the rock that He cant move and still be able to to create such a rock? God can create the rock, reduce his own power and not be able to move the rock at that time, then God can return to His full power and move the rock. Therefore God can create a rock too big for Him to move then move the that rock.

 

I think what you're touching upon is that God can through the incarnation make a rock simultaneously too heavy for Christ to lift, but through the Father move the immovable?

 

I think this misses the intent of the question though. The question begs whether God can do something outside his character. Whether God can lie etc, if not He cannot do anything, therefore omnipotence is called into question.

 

An article of similar interest: https://www.christforums.org/forum/c...or-him-to-lift

 

God bless,

William

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I think what you're touching upon is that God can through the incarnation make a rock simultaneously too heavy for Christ to lift, but through the Father move the immovable?

 

I think this misses the intent of the question though. The question begs whether God can do something outside his character. Whether God can lie etc, if not He cannot do anything, therefore omnipotence is called into question.

 

An article of similar interest: https://www.christforums.org/forum/c...or-him-to-lift

 

God bless,

William

 

Good answer William. God cannot deny Himself.

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That question can be slightly rephrased as, “Can God create a rock too heavy for an omnipotent being to move?” Since a rock too heavy for an omnipotent being to move is a self contradictory concept, the question is semantically gibberish, although syntactically correct. Much in the same vein as a square circle.

 

That is not to mention that the question presupposes a god (small g) who apparently has muscles and is subject to gravity.

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That is not to mention that the question presupposes a god (small g) who apparently has muscles and is subject to gravity.

This (of course) is a true point, but it reminds me of some of my favorite verses regarding the fact that the LORD's arm is not shortened! Is 59:1 and Nu 11:23 I like when God uses words we can understand to describe Himself, even though such descriptions are not physically correct.

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What the heck, I will take a shot. Seems like a 'fun' question.

 

Given:

1) God is infinite

2) There is but one infinite Being, therefore there is but one God. There cannot be two infinites. Do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord?' Jerimiah 23:34. If there be one infinite, filling all places at once, how can there be any room for another infinite to subsist?

 

Hmmm, seems I proved God is bigger than any rock that can be created. (1 Kings 8:2)

Hmm, the work "lift" is a relative term; 'raise to a higher position or level'. Seems this big rock would be bigger than a black hole and the lifting is just the manipulation of gravity (separation of two objects). God created and upholds gravity (Col.1:17) so "lifting" really isn't much of a problem.

 

Where was I ... oh yeah, a conclusion. I would say (not that it matters), God can create a BIG, BIG rock but not an infinite rock and since he controls gravity He can 'lift it' (so to speak).

 

Aside: I like William's answer #2 better though

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God could make a rock so big there was nowhere to lift it to, then to prove nothing is too difficult for Him, He could make more space "above" it.

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