Why is this blog named Omnipotent Grace?
Firstly, it refers to the incredible grace of God. That grace which is so big that it covers all we can ever do. Lam 3:22-23 says:
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is Your faithfullness” (ESV)
His grace is omnipotent, it never fails or ends. And we can also see that the grace is out of love, not pity, or reward, just love. It is borne out of faithfullness! How is that again? God is faithfull to us?! Why would He be faithful to weaklings and sinners, those who deny Him a thousand times a day in word or action, and then repent a thousand times a day? It is amazing that an almighty God can love so much, and it is only possible with omnipotent love, a love so powerful it covers and forgives all that we can do.
What is the nature of this grace then? 2 Cor 12:9-10:
But he said to me: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamaties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Grace is power! It is not my power or your power, it is that all-covering strength of an immeasurable God. It covers all our weaknesses, both from within us, and those external attacks that may cause doubt or uncertainty. It covers our limited thoughts, and our sinful hearts, our lustful eyes and our sharp tongues, our indiscriminate and impulsive actions. It covers the false preachers, the atheist attacks, the disputes with Christian brothers and sisters, the immoral societies, the hurricanes and earthquakes, terror attacks and crime. Grace stands strong in the face of adversity, it is the all-conquering power.
Gods grace is truly omnipotent! Amen.
The second reason for the name of the blog is that the omnipotent grace of God stands in stark contrast to that which atheists believe in, namely omnipotent chance. Somehow all of existence is non-caused, according to the geniuses of non-belief. We are to accept that all we see, experience, analyse and wax lyrical about, just happened to be there by chance. Forget about simple logic, which says that every effect has a cause. Nope, we won the cosmic lottery. Life? No, just happened by chance too. Human consciousness? Love, art, poetry? All the result of the random arrangements of electrons, arranged by chance.
Causal thinking is critical in our pursuit of knowledge, and is an extension of the law of non-contradiction. Rejecting causal thinking leads to radical skepticism, and plunges us into the depths of ignorance. Causal thinking is quoted by non-believers all the time, when they employ pseudo-science to deny the existence of God.
Enter the tired old argument, breathlessly and excitingly spread around the dungeons of atheism, the defeater of Christianity….if everything has a cause, Then What Caused God? Hooray, it’s victory through endless regression?!?
As with most of the arguments heard from the supporters of omnipotent chance, it contains a fatal flaw. The Law of Causality does not state that “Everything must have a cause”. Go read it again in the paragraph above. It says “Every EFFECT must have a cause”. Something eternal need not have a cause, it is by definition not an effect, otherwise it cannot be eternal. It has the power of being from within itself, is self-existing and independent of all things.
To the Christian, it is very clear that the Christian God fulfills all of those criteria. He is the first cause.
What is chance? Where is it? How chance can have the power to cause anything? Yet, we have to believe that we are the effect of omnipotent chance….
Anyways, that is why I chose to name the blog Omnipotent Grace. It glorifies the power of our God, and it contrasts with the beliefs of atheists. Sounds about right.
Until next time, God bless. (Or if you are an atheist visitor, chance bless)