A god who cannot save

Whoever believes in a god who wishes things would happen (like wishing that everyone without exception would be saved) but who does not and/or cannot do whatever he wishes, does not believe in the God of the Bible.

mertdawg wrote:

You’ve got it backwards. God came first-then the bible.

You apparently believe in some kind of heartless robot who is limited by the time and space of the universe to HAVE to have made up his mind (ALREADY) in time.

Of course, God came first. For the Bible teaches, “In the beginning God…”

As for being limited by the time and space of the universe: Not at all. He created time and space. He is in control of ALL that He creates, unlike your idol, who CANNOT control at least some of what he creates, since he let’s his creatures thwart his desires. Your idol is divided against himself, for he gives his creatures the power and ability (i.e., free-will) to nullify his power and ability to save.

The god whom you pray to cannot save, clearly evinced by the fact that those sinners whom he wants saved, perish in spite of this desire. You are one of the many idolaters who sets up the wood of a carved image, and prays to a god who cannot save; you know nothing (Isaiah 45:20).

If you say that your god wants to save everyone without exception, and yet some perish anyways; then maybe what you ought to do is cry out louder! For maybe he’s sleeping and that’s why he’s unable to accomplish his desires: Groggy from too much sleep. Look at what Elijah said to the prophets of Baal:

“And they took the bull that was given to them, and prepared, and called on the name of Baal from the morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, answer us! And there was no sound, and no one was answering; and they leaped about the altar that one had made. And it happened at noon, that Elijah taunted them and said, Call with a loud voice, for he is a god; for he is meditating, or pursuing, or on a journey; it may be he is asleep and must be awakened” (1 Kings 18:26-27).

Just like Elijah mocked the prophets of Baal, so I mock those who pray and cry aloud to a god who cannot save.