Omnipotence

Omnipotence is an attribute belonging to God alone. It speaks of His unlimited power (Gen. 18:14; Ps. 115:3; 135:6; Isa. 43:13; Jer. 32:17; Matt. 19:26; Mark 10:27; Luke 1:37; 18:27).

The Greek term navtoKpatMp, used ten times, is translated omnipotent only once (Rev. 19:6; cf. 2 Cor. 6:18; Rev. 1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 16:7, 14; 19:15; 21:22, where the translation is Almighty). In the Old Testament the wording El Shaddai meaning 'the Almighty God' is used forty-seven times (Gen. 17:1). God's limitless power is exercised under the control of His holy will. He may be expected to do, and for moral reasons will do, only that which is in harmony with His character. He will not do wrong nor act foolishly (Gen. 1:1-3; 17:1; 18:14; Isa. 44:24; Matt. 3:9; 19:26; Rom. 4:17; 2 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 1:11, 19-21; 3:20; Heb. 1:3). Note all passages wherein the word able appears, for example, "God is able" (2 Cor. 9:8). God can do all that He wills to perform, but He may not will all that He can do.

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