how do we understand the christian doctrine of God's omnipotence (the idea that God is all powerful)? how does this affect the way we live? d.j.hall gives an insightful critique of the "almighty-god of american evangelicalism" (with profound political implications).
"...this god can only produce a people that settles down, secure in the knowledge of the power of its deity, basking in the wake of divine triumph; a people, therefore, that shuts its eyes to the reality of evil, injustice, death, bondage, and sin- especially its own sin; a people that no longer struggles with evil; no longer searches for truth and justice, no longer hungers and thirsts for righteousness, no longer feels an evangelical responsibility for the world." (p.102) d.j.hall, professing the faith