Does God have limitations?

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In churches across America Pastors are teaching that there is nothing God cannot do. If you are sick, God can heal you, if you are hungry God will feed you, if you are wary God will give you rest. God is all-powerful, he is in control of everything. Anything that happens is God’s will.

I can remember when Hurricane David hit Savannah, Ga in 1979. The hurricane, although it was a category 1 hurricane, did a lot of damage. I remember asking my Sunday school teacher the Sunday that followed the hurricane if God brought the hurricane. She told me that God brought the hurricane to cleanse our city of evil and if I am alive it is because God loved me. She hugged me and said “God loves you, he would never hurt you.” As I sit here and type out this post, I am very much a critical thinker and I look back at those times and I am left with MANY questions I would have loved to ask that teacher. I have no doubt that she could not answer them.

I sat in church for over thirty years listening as the pastor went on and on about how powerful God is and there is nothing more powerful than God. The one verse the pastor never presented to the congregation is “And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. (Judges 1:19 KJV) This verse goes against everything every pastor has ever taught from the pulpit. How is it that God can do anything but he can not drive out the inhabitants of a valley due to iron chariots? How can people stand and sing “What a mighty God we serve” when It is perfectly clear in his own holy book that he has limitations?

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2 thoughts on “Does God have limitations?

  1. hitchens67 February 26, 2014 at 11:40 PM Reply
  2. The entrance of thy words giveth light February 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM Reply

    “A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.” (Proverbs 29:23)

    “And the LORD discomfited [overthrew] Sisera, and all his [iron] chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.” (Judges 4:15)

    Judah is the nearest antecedent in Judges 1:19, Judah, not the Lord, couldn’t handle the iron chariots.

    And by the way, God is not afraid of a tank either. Just wait until you see Him at the battle of Armageddon.

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