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Could God make a rock so heavy He couldn’t lift it? Does this put God and Christians in “intellectual checkmate?”

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“Intellectual checkmate” does not exist between God and His people. There is an answer to the ages-old question about God’s ability to make a rock so heavy He can’t lift it.

First understand that God is omnipotent, which means He is all powerful. There is nothing He cannot do. The earth and the planets certainly weigh more than any rock and God formed those and placed them.

So let’s answer these questions:

  1. Could God make a rock bigger than the earth or planets? Answer: Yes, and He could move it too.
  2. Could God make a rock bigger than the rock He made that is bigger than the earth and planets? Answer: Yes, and He can move it too.
  3. Could God make a rock bigger than the rock He made, that is bigger than the rock He made, that is bigger the earth and planets? Answer: Yes, and He can move it too.

I think you get the idea. No matter how big the rock gets….God is still bigger and more powerful enough to move it.

So although this question tries to suggest there is something God cannot do, it really proves that there is nothing outside God’s power and ability to do.

It really is an illogical question. God doesn’t created things to prove Himself. He created the world and the universe to reveal Himself so man can know Him and love Him.

 

Alex McFarland

Alex has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and numerous more internationally. He also speaks at Christian events, conferences, debates, and other venues to teach biblical truths and preach the gospel.

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