First Baptist Church of New Carlisle, Ohio has a rich and unique history in our community. Since 1955 we've been establishing ourselves as a lighthouse for Jesus Christ in our hometown of New Carlisle, Ohio.

We have Bible Study at 9:15 am and Worship Service at 10:30 am every Sunday. Childcare/nursery provided for all services. Wednesdays we have Prayer Meeting at 7:00 pm and Revive Student Ministries for youth at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Seven Things God Cannot Do - By Ken Lawler

We were all taught in our earliest Sunday school class that God can do anything; there is nothing He cannot do.  So where does this article come from and where is it going?  If you google "things God cannot do" you get 104 million hits.  Here's the first 9:  MomentsWith The Book lists 3 things; Sermon Central, 5; Let Us Reason Ministries, 8; Christianity Today, 10; The Church of God International, 12; Third Millennium Ministries, 15; andBeliefnet, 20.  Got says, "The only thing that God cannot do is act contrary to His own character and nature."  Apologetics Press says the idea is, "a conceptual absurdity."

I know it's actually not conceivable that an omnipotent God is limited in any way, but because of His nature, there are things He cannot do.  How many things is anyone's guess, but the following is a list of seven things, as best as I remember them, from a sermon my Dad preached. 
  1. He cannot refuse a repentant sinner.  John 6:37; Acts 2:38-39
  2. He cannot remember forgiven sins.  Ps. 103:11-12; Isa. 43:25
  3. He cannot accept anyone other than through Jesus Christ.  John 14:6; Acts 4:12
  4. He cannot forgive the blaspheming of The Holy Spirit.  Matt. 12:31-32;                I John 5:16
  5. He cannot leave sin unpunished.  Eze. 18:20a; Matt. 12:36; John 16:7-11;              II Peter 2:9
  6. He cannot tell a lie or be tempted with evil.  Titus 1:2; James 1:13
  7. He cannot allow four things to be "shaken," Heb. 12:27.  The Greek word saleuo(sal-yoo'-o) means to waver or be agitated or toppled or destroyed.  These four things are (according to my Dad):
  • The Throne of God.  Ps. 45:6, 93:1-2, 103:19; Heb. 1:8
  • The Word of God.  Isa. 40:8
  • The Church of Jesus Christ.  Matt. 16:18
  • The True Child of God.  John 3:16, 8:51, 10:28, 11:25-26

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