[Replying to 2timothy316 in post #87
For the purpose of this discussion I have indeed accepted the term. It means Omnipotent.
It also means all powerful.
What do you mean 'also'? That is what omnipotent means - "all powerful"
Meaning there is nothing beyond His power.
If being all-powerful was all that was required, there would be no need to say "BG is also omnipresent and omniscient"
No one holds more power than Him.
If nothing else existed then how would that ever be known? Does BG need anyone to believe that no one holds more power than him? If so, then he would have to create someone to perform that role.
He doesn't need anyone else's power to get anything done.
Why then do other things exist with their own power to do things?
If asks someone to do something, He doesn't need someone to do it, He wants someone to do it.
Can he want something to do something without first creating that something to do it? Apparently the claim is that an AME can indeed want something to do something without first creating that something to do that something.
But is wanting something the same as getting something...we all can want something and not get that something we want...so there is more to getting something than simply wanting something.
If an AME wants a human, it first has to figure out how to get a human. In the case of the biblical story, this involved first making Earth-dust and then shaping it into a form and then breathing life into that object.
It literally needed those things in order to then get a human in order to ask the human to do something. The idea that it could have gotten that something, without asking a human to get that something, so without creating a human, so without creating stuff in which to create the human, flees in the face of logic.
The idea that an almighty being can do everything
without the assistance of anything
, is not logically sound.