I noticed the "if", but nonetheless it is routinely used as some sort of argument against the existence of any "all-powerful" being like God would be.Justhuman wrote:Let me write it this way:
IF there is someone that can make a square circle, it's God!
(I tried to make the larger, but that doesn't work. )
Try another question, like whether God can create a rock so big that even God couldn't lift? Basically, re-interpreted, it is being asked whether God can defeat himself? Such a question is of the same nonsensical category.
What Byblos I believe was getting at, in his response without explaining... the question of whether God can lie, while it might not be readily apparent how such is of the same nonsensical category, it is when God's nature is properly thought through.
Take that we perceive goodness in our world. Where does "goodness" come from? If God exists, then the source of such goodness ultimately stops with God. We merely glimpse the "rays" of such goodness in our world, so-far-as God allows His goodness to penetrate and govern our world.
Yet then, if goodness is rooted in God's nature, does it make sense to ask whether God could choose to be not good? No, this again is like asking God to go against Himself, be anti-God, which again just amounts to nonsensical talk.