The LORD God visited Abraham
(Continued from part 7…)
8) Someone said to me, “God can do anything He wants (good or evil).” I corrected him, “Not really,” and concluded with, “there are some things He won’t do.” A Scripture of disagreement he hurled at me was, “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible” [Mark 10:27]. The disciples of Jesus were wondering who could be saved when He explained to them how difficult it is for rich people who love their wealth more than their service to God, to make it to heaven at the end of their earthly sojourn. Soteriology is the rhema context of Mark 10:27. God can do whatever it takes, including dying the goriest death of the Golgotha cross to save mankind.
He’s got the world in His hand!
The guy also quoted, “For with God nothing shall be impossible” [Luke 1:37]. He, like many others do not know that the word ‘nothing’ is made up of three Greek words: ou, pas and rhema. Ou (oo) is ‘the absolutely negative; no or not.’ Pas (pas) –which happens to be the Greek for ‘all things’ of Mark 10:27– means: ‘individually, each, every, any, all, the whole, everyone, all things, everything.’ Rhēma (hray’-mah) is: ‘that which is or has been uttered by the living voice, thing spoken; word; any sound produced by the voice and having definite meaning; topic.’ This scripture does not in any way make an inference to God’s ability or readiness to do anything –evil act inclusive.
Will God worship His creation; will He steal or give bribes? Will he hate a righteous person? Is it possible for Jehovah God to lie, commit adultery and or slander the innocent?
“…for with God all things are possible” (Mark 10:27)
This is what the Greek rendition of ‘nothing shall be impossible’ is: “There is not anything spoken by the mouth of God that shall be impossible for Him to perform.” The truth is that, Gabriel uttered the self-same words of the LORD God, “Is any thing too hard for the LORD?” [Genesis 18:14] in His visitation to Abraham’s family. This was the LORD’s query when Sarah laughed, saying, “Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old” [Genesis 18:13]? Now, ‘any thing,’ the Hebrew dâbâr (daw-baw’), is a masculine noun: BDB Definition: ‘speech, word, speaking, thing, saying, utterance.’ Strong’s Definition: ‘a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing.’ This the Hebraic rendition of “Is any thing too hard for the Lord?” היפלא מיהוה דבר and the transliteration is hayippale meihovah dabar, with the English translation: “Shall a word (or thing) be wonderful from the Lord? i.e., Can any thing be too great a miracle for him to effect?’
From the definitions above, it is of crystal pellucidity that the Greek ou, pas and rhema ‘nothing’ and the Hebrew dâbâr ‘any thing’ do not paint an illative conclusion of God’s ability to actuate both good and evil deeds. God’s wishes are the infallible thoughts of His tried words of Psalm 12:6. Form eternity past to eternity to come the thought of God remains philosophically, ethically and morally fashionable. Amen!
Rid your mind of unscriptural thoughts. Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be concluded…)
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