Question 15. What does it mean to confess that God is “almighty”?


We affirm that God is mighty in all things. After speaking of God as great and powerful, Jeremiah exclaims, “Nothing is too hard for you” (Jeremiah 32:17). The prophet connects God’s power with God’s steadfast love. God is a God of love and this love is powerful beyond measure. God’s great love was revealed in Jesus’ death on the cross and God’s power was shown in raising him from the dead (Romans 4:24).

Jer 32:17-18 Ah Lord God! It is you who made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. You show steadfast love to the thousandth generation.

Jer 32:27 See, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too hard for me?

Ps 106:8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, so that he might make known his mighty power.

1 Cor 1:18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.