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n exclusive attribute of deity is   are a product of divine formation and
               that God is all powerful. He is the   design, a testimony to God’s creatorial
        Aomnipotent God, with power to        power.  In view of such prenatal divine
        do all things in accord with His character.   workmanship, the thought of aborting
        This is reflected in His title El Shaddai,   unborn human beings is abhorrent.
        first made known to Abram: “I am the    New Testament passages attribute the
        Almighty God” (Gen 17:1), and used    past work of creation to God’s Son (Col
        frequently in the book of Job: “Touching   1:16), and declare His continuing present
        the Almighty, we cannot find him out:   creatorial power (Col 1:17; Heb 1:3).
        he is excellent in power” (Job 37:23   Many times when the Lord Jesus moved
        KJV).  God’s omnipotent act of creation   as a Man in this world, He displayed
        particularly displays “his eternal power   this divine power over both the animate
        and Godhead” (Rom 1:20), leaving man   and inanimate physical creation. The
        without excuse. As Creator, He spoke the   disciples appropriately marveled when
        world into existence: “For he spake, and   He calmed the storm on the lake, and
        it was done; he commanded, and it stood   creation was immediately obedient to the
        fast” (Psa 33:9 KJV).                 Creator’s spoken word. His omnipotence
          In Psalm 139, David contemplates    was further displayed by His healing all
        attributes of deity, including omniscience   who were brought to Him with divers
        (vv1-6), omnipresence (vv7-12), and then   sicknesses, and when He raised dead ones
        omnipotence (vv13-18) in relation to God’s   back to life.
        creatorial power, which David appreciates
        relative to his own personal being. Divine   The Savior’s creatorial omnipotence
        creatorial power was operating in his   was particularly displayed at Calvary.
        formation and prenatal protection: “Thou   Scripture says, “He was crucified through
        hast covered me in my mother’s womb”   weakness” (2Co 13:4), allowing wicked
        (v13). It was all hidden to man’s gaze but   men to bind Him in Gethsemane, and
        overseen by the omnipotent God when   ultimately nail Him to the cross. But in
        he was “fearfully and wonderfully made”   such apparent weakness, at the ninth hour
        (v14), and “curiously wrought” (v15),   He cried from the cross with a loud voice,
        like a piece of embroidery,  made for   and creation responded with a mighty
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        God’s own pleasure and purpose. God   earthquake; graves of saints were opened,
        has “fashioned” our members (v16), as   and the veil of the temple was rent in
        the potter sovereignly fashions the clay,   twain from top to bottom. “Now when the
        according to a pattern written in His   centurion, and they that were with him,
        own design book. From the moment of   watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and
        conception, all individual human beings   those things that were done, they feared
        ¹ Flanigan, J. M. What the Bible Teaches – Psalms.   greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son
        (John Ritchie Ltd., 2001).            of God” (Mat 27:54 KJV). This display of

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