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Author Topic:   Claims of God Being Omnipotent in the Bible
Shaz
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Message 14 of 381 (174705)
01-07-2005 12:04 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by GreyOwl
01-03-2005 11:25 AM


Hi John:

In answer to your question I would first like to give the definition for omnipotent.

WordReference.com writes:

omnipotent
adjective
1 almighty, all-powerful, omnipotent
having unlimited power

almighty
adjective
1 almighty all-powerful, omnipotent
having unlimited power

Merriam Webster Dictionary writes:

Omnipotent
1 often capitalized : ALMIGHTY 1
2 : having virtually unlimited authority or influence

Almighty
1 often capitalized : having absolute power over all
2 : relatively unlimited in power
3 : great in magnitude or seriousness

Taking into account the definitions, there are several instances where reference is made that God is omnipotent.

El Shaddai(el shad-di')
All-Sufficient One, Lord God Almighty

  • Genesis 17:1 …the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty…
  • Gen 35:11 Ànd God said to him, I am God Almighty…
  • Rev 19:6 …For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

    El Olam
    (el o-lawm')
    The Everlasting God, The God of Eternity, The God of the Universe, The God of Ancient Days

    El is another name that is translated as "God" and can be used in conjunction with other words to designate various aspects of God's character. Olam derives from the root word 'lm (which means "eternity"). Olam literally means "forever," "eternity," or "everlasting". When the two words are combined — El Olam — it can be translated as "The Eternal God."

  • Gen21:33 …called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.
  • Jer10:10 …the living God, and an everlasting king…

    Yahweh

    Yahwehin the Septuagint: kurios — Lord, Master
    despotês — Lord, Master, denoting the omnipotence of God (TDNT), despot, absolute ruler

    http://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.html

    Shaz

    This message has been edited by Shaz, 08 January 2005 03:27 AM


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    Shaz
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    Message 17 of 381 (174991)
    01-08-2005 8:49 AM
    Reply to: Message 15 by Gospel Preacher
    01-07-2005 10:23 PM


    lol Yeah, I am beginning to think I won't ever get the hang of this forum. Thanks. :)

    Shaz


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    Shaz
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    Message 28 of 381 (175146)
    01-09-2005 2:34 AM
    Reply to: Message 23 by purpledawn
    01-08-2005 8:12 PM


    Re: The Almighty
    Hi Purpledawn

    quote:
    Do you read the usage as people truly claiming that God IS omnipotent or just calling him most powerful like we call government officials Honorable?

    Generally I take the usage throughout the bible, to people making reference to Him as being all powerful/omnipotent. However I believe the premise for this opinion is taken from Gods words to Abraham and Jacob.

    Genesis 17:1 "…the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty…"
    God spoke to Abraham

    Gen 35:11 "Ànd God said to him, I am God Almighty…"
    God spoke to Jacob

    The only other place I can find where God directly calls himself Almighty, is to John in Revelations 1:8. "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."

    I should add I find it ironic, that it is also the first and last book of the bible, that God calls himself Almighty - the beginning and the end. :)

    Shaz

    edit, typo

    This message has been edited by Shaz, 09 January 2005 17:36 AM


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