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Omnipotence

OMNIPOTENCE (ŏm-nĭp'ō-tĕns). The attribute of God that describes his ability to do whatever he wills. God’s will is limited by his nature, and he therefore cannot do anything contrary to his nature as God, such as to ignore sin, to sin, or to do something absurd or self-contradictory. God is not controlled by his power, but has complete control over it: otherwise he would not be a free being. To a certain extent, he has voluntarily limited himself by the free will of his rational creatures. Although the word “omnipotence” is not found in the Bible, the Scriptures clearly teach the omnipotence of God (Job.42.2; Jer.32.17; Matt.19.26; Luke.1.37; Rev.19.6).