How is God not omnipotent?
If the being can create a stone that it cannot lift, then it is not omnipotent because there is a weight threshold beyond its own power to lift. If the being cannot create a stone it cannot lift, then there is something it cannot create, and is therefore not omnipotent. In either case, the being is not omnipotent.
Does God have to be omnipotent?
According to traditional Western theism, God is maximally great (or perfect), and therefore is omnipotent. Omnipotence seems puzzling, even paradoxical, to many philosophers. They wonder, for example, whether God can create a spherical cube, or make a stone so massive that he cannot move it.
Can omnipotent be evil?
If there exists an omnipotent, omnibenevolent and omniscient God, then no evil exists. P2. Evil exists (logical contradiction). Both of these arguments are understood to be presenting two forms of the ‘logical’ problem of evil.
What is the trilemma of God?
One of the earliest uses of the trilemma formulation is that of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, rejecting the idea of an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God (as summarised by David Hume): If God is unable to prevent evil, then he is not all-powerful. If God is not willing to prevent evil, then he is not all-good.
Why is it called the inconsistent triad?
It is called the Inconsistent Triad because it is comprised of three states of existence (making three corners of a triangle) that supposedly cannot co-exist.
What is the trilemma of Jesus?
Lewis’s trilemma is an apologetic argument traditionally used to argue for the divinity of Jesus by postulating that the only alternatives were that he was evil or mad. One version was popularised by University of Oxford literary scholar and writer C. S. Lewis in a BBC radio talk and in his writings.
What CS Lewis said about God?
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only. I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
What was Jesus famous line?
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
What does CS Lewis say about trusting God?
To the contrary, he understood that genuine trust must always lead to obedient actions. Thus, far from advising that we abdicate action, Lewis believed instead that we must experience a change in attitude from one of self-reliance to one of profound trust in God in all that we do.