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March 30, 2015

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It is logically impossible for God's power to increase or decrease over time. This is because it is logically true that God is eternally omnipotent. For all eternity, He must have all the power it is possible to have. The phrase "God's power increases" is as contradictory as the claim that "Squares are round".

But Mormonism affirms that God's power does increase over time. This is central to the entire world-view. All powers must either increase or decrease.

Since Mormonism affirms a logical impossibility, it is not even possible that Mormonism is true.

What is more, if you've come to know that it is logically impossible for God's power to increase or decrease over time, you cannot, with truth, say "For all I know, Mormonism is true".

Now, as a matter of courtesy, one might say to the Mormon "For all we know, Mormonism is true," because the referent of "we" does not know that it is logically impossible for God's power to increase or decrease over time. That is to say, that you and the Mormon do not both know that it is logically impossible for God's power to increase or decrease over time.

It is worth noting that the Mormon's views are in a kind of parity with those that I just articulated. He holds the view about all powers increasing or decreasing over time to be a logical truth. As such, if he accepts the logical consequences of this view, he has to say that the traditional doctrine of omnipotence cannot be true.

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