humphreys wrote:I am not suggesting this God needs to be able to do everything, but he is supposed to be maximally great, and if he is unable to do something I can do with ease (commit an unjust act), then he obviously is not.
Maximal greatness does not entail the ability to do something that is not great; greatness + non-greatness would be logically contradictory.
humphreys wrote:For example. Let's say there an infinite number of logically possible tasks one can perform. If God cannot do all of those logically possible tasks, then he is not maximally powerful, as we can always imagine him capable of performing more tasks.
God defines what is logical.
humphreys wrote:His maximally just nature limits the tasks he is able to perform, so there are logically possible tasks the he cannot perform. He is limited by his own nature, and cannot be maximally great. There has to be a trade off because each attribute cannot each be infinite. When justness is increased, power and flexibility of action are decreased, so the concept of maximal greatness is completely incoherent.
God defines his own maximal nature. Maximal greatness entails that which is great. Unjust actions are not great, therefore God does not perform unjust acts.
humphreys wrote:A maximally great being must be infinite in power and justness, but such a thing is not possible. So, do we limit God's power, or do we limit his justness? Who decides which is "greater" when we are force to limit God?
infinite ability[power] is logically compatible with infinite justness[execution of that power].