Students often have many questions once they learn that God being all-powerful does not mean that he has the power to do all things. What can’t God do? God can’t go against his nature or do what is logically impossible. Then how did God raise Jesus from the dead? For that, we need to remember the difference between physically impossible and logically impossible.
Ryan Pauly is the founder and president of Think Well. He speaks around the country, hosts conversations on YouTube, and teaches Historical Christian Doctrine and Apologetics, Comparative Religions and Worldviews, and Philosophy of Ethics at a Southern California High School. He is field guide for the MAVEN immersive experiences and is a Stand to Reason affiliate. Ryan holds a Master's degree in Christian apologetics from Biola University, a certificate in science apologetics from the Reasons Institute, and is working on his doctorate in ministry from Talbot School of Theology. Ryan discusses a wide range of apologetics and cultural issues relating to students through writing, videos, speaking, podcast, and radio.
April 24, 2023 at 9:32 pm
How do you know that what’s physically possible isn’t the only logical possibility? If we actually understood all metaphysical and natural properties it may turn out that our universe is absolutely necessary and has no cause, and thus there is only one possibility, ever, on any level. This actually seems quite plausible based on physics and logical properties.