Love compelled is a precursor to loneliness…

The skeptic asks why God could not have made us to always choose good. Philosophers of note have raised this as the sharpest edge of their challenge to Christianity. But here, too, the challenge violates reason.

Alvin Plantinga of the University of Notre Dame, who is considered by many to be the most respected Protestant philosopher of our time, has made a strong and compelling argument against this challenge of the skeptic. He argues that this option bears a false view of what God’s omnipotence means. We must realize that God cannot do that which is mutually exclusive and logically impossible. God cannot make square circles. The terms are mutually exclusive. Continue reading

Meaning of the term “omnipotence”…

A point of confusion rests with the meaning of the term “omnipotence.” As a theological term the word does not mean that God can do anything. What it does mean is that God does have all power over His creatures. The whole created order is always under the control and authority of God.

R. C. Sproul, from Reason to Believe, p. 123

The God of theism is distinct…

The God of theism is distinct from all other views of God, since there can only be one indivisible, infinite, necessary, absolutely perfect Uncaused Cause of everything else that exists.

Norman Geisler, from Systematic Theology Volume 1, p. 41