Can God Create a Rock So Heavy He Cannot Lift It?

The answer to that question is no.

God cannot create a rock so big that He cannot pick it up.

Let me explain: God’s omnipotence does not mean that God can do anything. Let me give you an example: God cannot lie (1 Sam. 15.29, Hebrews 6.18). That God is omnipotent does not mean that God can lie. God cannot do immoral things because they go against His nature.

There are other things that God cannot do: He cannot do illogical things. He cannot make 2 + 2 = 5. He cannot make a cause follow an effect. He cannot go beyond these rules because they are part of His nature. God is a good God and He is consistent and honest. Because God cannot lie, He cannot make 2 and 2 = 5 because 2 and 2 = 4.

Now God’s omnipotence means that God can lift an infinite weight. That is not inconsistent with God’s nature and part of the nature of God: He can lift infinite weight.

For God to be able to create a rock SO heavy He cannot lift it, God would have to make a rock that weighs MORE THAN INFINITE. God cannot do this because it would be against His nature: to create something more than infinite is something God cannot do because it is illogical.

I hope I have explained this well enough,

Blessings,
Ben

He is Alive!

In the end of the Resurrection season, I just want to say very clearly: JESUS IS ALIVE.

We as Christians are not looking to the teachings of a dead and buried philosopher like the Muslims and Buddhists – we have a relationship with God who became a human, was crucified for our sins, and who rose again on the third day and who is STILL ALIVE TODAY.

Jesus is still the same as He ever was: the sick are still being healed, lives are still being transformed, marriages are still being restored.

Jesus is alive and you, through the Holy Spirit, can have a relationship with Him. In fact, according to John 16.13, you can have a better relationship with Jesus than you could ever have had while He was on earth in the flesh. You, through fellowship with the Holy Spirit, can have more joy, more peace, work more miracles and have more fun than if you were one of the twelve.

You can believe that and receive that or you can doubt and do without.

Selah!

Blessings,
Ben

The Evolution of the Egg: A Fairy-Tale for Grown Ups (Ray Comfort)

My wife and I have a chicken coop at home. I like chickens, and even gave the ladies their own names. There’s Fingerlinkin’, Roast, and Crispy, just to name a few. I put their names on the wall of the coop to remind them that they are to lay eggs for our family. It seems to be working.

So which came first, the chicken or the egg? For those who believe the Bible, it was the chicken, and the first egg came some time later. However, it’s not so simple among the Genesis-less generation. Did the first chicken come from the first egg, or was it the chicken that first laid the first egg? Long ago, even Aristotle (384-322 BC) spoke of the egg dilemma. He philosophized: “For there could not have been a first egg to give a beginning to birds, or there should have been a first bird which gave a beginning to eggs; for a bird comes from an egg.”

Let’s get into a little philosophical talk ourselves. Let’s say evolution was responsible for the beginning, and let’s say the egg was the first to evolve (before the chicken). Why did it do that? Why would there be nothing, and over millions of years, nothing became simple organisms, then these organisms became an egg? I can understand that a fish evolved legs and lungs over millions of years–because he (and his necessary female help mate) wanted to breathe, and to walk on dry land. But why would a thoughtless egg appear first and then want to become a chicken? How and why did it evolve with a yolk, a white, and a shell shaped like . . . like and egg?

 

If the egg was shaped with a rounded point at each end for ease-of-laying (a square egg would be painful), how did evolution know to make it that shape if there were never any chickens in the first place to know that an egg is made to be laid? Another small dilemma. How did the first egg get fertilized to become the first chicken? What or who fertilized it, and why did he fertilize it and sit on it until it hatched? How did the fertilizing creature evolve and have the ability to fertilize an egg that he found. How did he get the seed into the egg to fertilize it? And why did the (rooster) evolve as a bird? Unless he was an egg first, and if so, we have the above questions to deal with, because his egg would also need to be fertilized. Who did the fertilizing?

Evolution certainly is a fairytale for grown-ups.