The argument concerning the omnipotence of God cannot be summed up in one word, let alone one sentence. Human beings tend to see things as either black or white, yes or no. But, because God is divine, we cannot comprehend Him with our limited and finite understanding. The fact that God does not sin is exactly why He can do all things. He is pure and true. He is true to Himself and true to us, His sons and daughters. It is from this truth that He is able to do everything.
In Webster’s New World Dictionary, the word “omnipotent” is defined as having unlimited power or authority. The word “true” is defined as: faithful, loyal, in accordance with fact, not false. God has unlimited power; He is faithful and not false. He understands completely the depravity and falsehood of sin. He can see the lies and deceit of sin which go against His holy nature. Therefore, He is both omnipotent and true.
Man, on the other hand, cannot do all things. Why? Man commits sin because we are not pure creatures. When we commit an act of sin, we are not being true to ourselves or to God, our creator. Therefore, it is in this moment of untruth that we sin.
Saint John writes in the gospel about truth in relation to Jesus. “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came down from heaven, was born and lived among man. He lived a life of obedience to His Mother Mary and to His foster father, Joseph. He lived a life of obedience to the will of His heavenly Father. As the Son of God, He lived a life of grace and truth in union with His divine nature. At all times, He was faithful to the commandments of God the Father and taught His Apostles and disciples this same message. He was faithful and was filled with truth in His obedience and in His teachings.
The omnipotent power of God comes from within His divine nature. His beautiful act of the creation of all living things is proof of His love for us and of His desire to share His life with us. However, God did not make us robots, but He endowed us with a free will in order that we may decide either for good or for evil, for truth or for lies, for His love or for sin. Free will is a gift from God. With free will, we each decide the course of our lives. Everything we do in a day is done with our will. We choose how to act and what to say. We choose what to eat, where to work and so on. Will we be loving, giving and kind, or will we be deceitful and only out for ourselves? Will we be faithful and loyal or unfaithful and sinners? God allows sin to enter into our lives in order that we may choose to avoid it and instead to turn our focus on Him. Will you turn your focus to our omnipotent God who is pure and true love?