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Doesn't Doctrine of Immutability FORCE God To be Infinite In All things?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by JesusFan, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. JesusFan

    JesusFan New Member

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    So He would HAVE to be all knowing?
    that there is NOTHING He does not know?
     
  2. Osage Bluestem

    Osage Bluestem New Member

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    Well, immutability means he is unchanging in his character and being. Indeed it means he cannot learn, thus he knows everything so you then have omniscience. If he knows everything then he must be omnipotent and omnipresent as well.

    So I'd say yes.
     
  3. David Lamb

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    How can anything or anybody force God in any way whatever? God is omnipotent.
     
  4. Calv1

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    What? Why don't you study the bible for a year then ask re-think your question.

    I got criticized for saying that people here, for the most part, have no clue, this buttress my argument. Why would anyone respond?

    Since everything is created and held together by God Acts 17:34, how can He not know everything.

    No wonder web whatever and the moderator tried to impune my characthor and accuse me and label me. They knew I was new to this kind of thing, Web whatever called me things like troll, tried to assume my charactor, the moderator tried to use my Calv brothers against me! Imagine if I did that with him! I wouldn't, for I am here to help the lost, no other reason.

    I thought at first that this forum was a bunch of Christians, but once you disagree with someone they become "Accusers".

    So like my friend said, I will not think of these people as "Nice", because they are not, but I will bury every one of them in scripture.

    HELLO, GLOVES OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Osage Bluestem

    Osage Bluestem New Member

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    Since he is omnipotent he must remain that way because it is his nature. There are certain things that go utterly against his nature he cannot do. He canot lie...etc

    Titus 1:2 NASB
    2in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,
     
  6. David Lamb

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    I certainly agree with that, Osage. I just don't think that "force" is the right word to describe what you have said. That verb, at least as used in British English, involves a degree of compulsion, to make the forced person do something they don't want to do.

    I'm sure you don't mean that God has such thoughts as: "I wish I were not omnipotent, but My nature forces Me to be so," or "I wish I could tell lies, but My nature, as a God of truth, compels Me to be honest."
     
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