From Jim O'Brien
June 02, 2017

Hi Friend,

Is There Anything God Can't Do?

Is there anything God can't do? Notice, I didn't ask if there is anything more powerful than God.

In Exodus the Law of God is called a testimony. God commanded Moses to build a container in which to place the tablets of stone on which were written the Ten Commandments. "And you shall put into the ark the Testimony which I will give you." (Exodus 25:16) In other words, God is providing a testimony to man about what works and what doesn't work. So if the laws of God are a courtroom testimony of what works-could God make a law that says, "Thou shalt steal?" Is there any way that a just society could exist if mankind were required by law to steal? Even a law of God?

Not only is man bound by the Laws of God, but so is God. The Apostle Paul wrote to his servant Titus, "Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ...in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie.... (Titus 1:1-2) So there is something God can't do! He can't lie. What a blessing! Think of all the promises God has made to the faithful-they are absolute. They cannot be broken. All because God cannot lie.

We live in a day of "fake news" when one wonders if anything reported by the mainstream media can be believed. You can almost bet that you are better off believing the opposite of things reported in the media. How wonderful it would be if the news media could NOT lie!

Ah, but it's not so because ONLY God cannot lie! What a blessing we can believe Him! When people believe the Bible is a book of fables, they have rejected the only book that can be believed.

What else can't God do? Once Jesus returned home from a trip where He had performed great miracles. The news of His miracles had reached the neighbors before He had traveled back home. They doubted that the person they had watched grow from childhood could have done all these great things. So they disbelieved. Jesus said, "'A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.' Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief." (Mark 6:4-6)

Notice, Jesus "could do no mighty work." I don't profess to understand the dynamics of all this but it is clear that God works within laws and belief is one of the laws God requires in our relationship with Him.

All that is said to illustrate the difference between the government of God and the government of men. The history of man's existence is a litany of tyrants who believe they can do anything. Witness the latest desire to change the temperature of the globe.

It is fascinating that the same governments that cannot stop terrorism believe they can change the universe. We can't stop humans from engaging in barbaric murders in otherwise civilized cities-yet we can change the course of the universe.

One must suspect that there is laughter in the Third Heaven! What fools men are to think they can improve the climate when they can't even stop the senseless slaughter of women and children in peaceful communities.

Until next time,

Jim O'Brien