“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
This quote was from that article. Granted God isn't a magician but the Pope claims God can't do everything? What God is he believing in? So the Pope doesn't believe in an Almighty God who can do everything if he wants to?
I knew you would say that Lysander. I guess I should stop worrying about what the Pope says because he has no authority over me or my walk with God.Lance, you read the quote out of context as if Pope Francis was claiming that God is not omnipotent. He said that God is not a magician able to everything. He even said that God is not a divine being, and he's right. God is exactly as he said, "I Am who I Am." He is the substance of to be. Reading the pope's statement out of context, I understand it can be misread as "God can't do everything," but what he was saying rather, based on his position (which, by the way, is not necessary in Christian or even Catholic belief) was that God created the universe with certain potency that according to His plan of how it came to be. He hasn't said anything contrary to Christian belief or even Catholic belief. He has said nothing new. Nor does anyone need to agree with him on this subject since it is in regards to science, not pastoral remark.
I hope this clears up any misunderstandings.
It's not even official. He made a statement, but it wasn't any sort of official declaration. *blows* Is this thing on?