the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Omnipotence of God
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Is his almighty power. This is essential to his nature as an infinite, independent, and perfect being. The power of God is divided into absolute, and ordinate or actual. Absolute, is that whereby God is able to do that which he will not do, but is possible to be done. Ordinate is that whereby he doeth that which he hath decreed to do. The power of God may be more especially seen,
1. In creation, Romans 1:20 . Genesis 1:1-31 :
2. In the preservation of his creatures, Hebrews 1:3 . Colossians 1:16-17 . Job 26:1-14 :
3. In the redemption of men by Christ, Luke 1:35; Luke 1:37 . Ephesians 1:19 .
4. In the conversion of sinners, Psalms 110:3 . 2 Corinthians 4:7 . Romans 1:1-32 .
5. In the continuation and success of the Gospel in the world, Matthew 13:31-32 .
6. In the final perseverance of the saints, 1 Peter 1:5 .
7. In the resurrection of the dead, 1 Corinthians 15:1-58 :
8. In making the righteous happy for ever, and punishing the wicked, Philippians 3:21 . Matthew 25:34 , &c.
See Gill's Body of Div. vol. 1: oct. edit. p. 77; Charnock's Works, vol. 1: p. 423; Saurin's Sermons, vol. 1: p. 157; Tillotson's Sermons, ser. 152.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Omnipotence of God'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​cbd/​o/omnipotence-of-god.html. 1802.