Wilhelmus à Brakel on the power of God

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... One could imagine the creation of many things which would be contrary to the nature and truth of God. One could speculate about imaginary things which bear no resemblance to a creature. To relate this to the omnipotence of God and to ask whether God would be able to perform such things, is to entertain thoughts about God which are void of reverence and godly fear. Whatever is contradictory to the nature and truth of God, as well as contrary to the essential nature of a creature, is no reflection upon the power of God. Far be it from us to attribute this to the omnipotent and holy God. “Far be it from God, that He should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that He should commit iniquity” (Job 34:10).

God can neither deny Himself (2 Timothy 2:13), nor can He lie or deceive (Titus 1:2). “It was impossible for God to lie” (Hebrews 6:18). Even though God has eternally been capable of creating a world, it does not follow that the world could have existed eternally. “Yes” and “no” are at all times opposites and cannot be simultaneous realities. One and the same body, one and the same man, cannot be simultaneously present at many places which are far removed from each other. These and a thousand-fold more things do not appertain to omnipotence. ...

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A very thought provoking quote Daniel. Would you see this as having implications on the genre of “fantasy” in the worlds of art and writing?

Not really; those are works of imagination. They do not claim to be a statement on the nature of reality.
 
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