What God Cannot Do | thebereancall.org

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“There is much that the omnipotent Creator cannot do. He cannot sin, contradict Himself, make a mistake, fail, tempt anyone with evil or be tempted with evil, etc. He cannot forgive sin unless the penalty is paid and accepted; for to do so without the payment would violate His justice. Nor can He cause anyone to love Him or to receive the gift of salvation in Christ, for to do so would destroy the very essence of love and of a gift. That is the whole point of the Bible: ‘Choose ye this day whom ye will serve...’; ‘Whosoever will let him take of the water of life freely...’; ‘If any man will let him come’; etc. over and over and over from Genesis to Revelation. Love must come from the heart, which is why God gave man the power of choice--otherwise we could not love Him. A gift must be received, and that also requires a choice on the part of the recipient. Deny that and you have turned the Bible into a charade with God pleading with people to turn to Him whom He has already decided not to save and in fact has predestined to eternal doom from eternity past.”

--Dave Hunt, in a July, 2003, letter responding to a critic of “What Love Is This?”