Josiah Shute: God’s omnipotence excludes weakness

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God is said to be powerful, because he can do more then he will: he could of stones have raised children to Abraham, but he would not; and when our blessed Lord was apprehended, he tells Peter, that he could have obtained of his Father, more then twelve legions of Angels to help him, but he would not: He can do more then he will, but he will not do all that he can.

It meets with those that deny this to God: Plinius Secundus [Pliny the Elder] saith, God is not Almighty, because he cannot lie nor deceive: Ludovicus Vives [Juan Luis Vives] wonders at this, saying, I admire that a man so wise should cavil at God’s power; but Saint Augustine answers him well, and saith, therefore is God omnipotent, because he cannot he nor deceive, for these argue impotency. ...

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