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So that every sincere Christian is endowed with a kind of omnipotency, being able, as St. Paul says of himself, "to do all things through Christ strengthening him."
Trust not unto the omnipotency of gold, or say not unto it, thou art my confidence.
We may laugh at them and are rightfully amused and scared BUT looking closer to home there are Bush and Blair par example who ask ‘God’ for ‘his’ help in waging war and all manner behaviours all sanctified by “God” a ‘voice’ they hear within their biological brain that supposedly comes from without to within..or is there all the time given its omnipotency !
Whatever hath no beginning, may be confident of no end; — all others have a dependent being and within the reach of destruction; — which is the peculiar of that necessary essence that cannot destroy itself; — and the highest strain of omnipotency, to be so powerfully constituted as not to suffer even from the power of itself.
Others as prodigiously inquire after his omnipotency, an possit plures similes creare deos? an ex scarcibaeo deum?
They, much like God, are perfect already and only sinners would question their omnipotency.
Is not the observation, Omnia mutantur, nil interit, a contemplation in philosophy thus, that the quantum of nature is eternal? in natural theology thus, that it requireth the same omnipotency to make somewhat nothing, which at the first made nothing somewhat? according to the Scripture, Didici quod omnia opera, quoe fecit Deus, perseverent in perpetuum; non possumus eis quicquam addere nec auferre.
For as all works do show forth the power and skill of the workman, and not his image, so it is of the works of God, which do show the omnipotency and wisdom of the Maker, but not His image.
For Thy omnipotency is not far from us, even when we be far from Thee.
The eternity of God and the omnipotency of God, the everlasting strength and name of God, that he is Jehovah, are reasons for us to place our trust and confidence in him.