The Power of God

The Power of God It is often said that the God of the Latter-day Saints is finite. However, this is not very often conceded by Latter-day Saints themselves. Saying that God is finite seems to be a very good starting point to solving the problem of evil, on the one hand. But, on the other hand, saying that God’s power is limited seems to imply that God’s plan might fail. Mormons seem to want to make assertions that imply that God is limited and yet they also want to claim that his power is absolutely sovereign. Just how much power does God have? Is he omnipotent in the traditional sense? Is he all-powerful in some more limited sense? Are we even in a position to judge the nature of God’s power? These are some of the questions the panel will discuss.

R. Dennis Potter, Blake T. Ostler, John Nicholson, Benjamin Huff, Dan Wotherspoon