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Catechism of the Catholic Church

"He does whatever he pleases" 104

269 The Holy Scriptures repeatedly confess the universal power of God. He is called the "Mighty One of Jacob", the "LORD of hosts", the "strong and mighty" one. If God is almighty "in heaven and on earth", it is because he made them. 105 Nothing is impossible with God, who disposes his works according to his will. 106 He is the Lord of the universe, whose order he established and which remains wholly subject to him and at his disposal. He is master of history, governing hearts and events in keeping with his will: "It is always in your power to show great strength, and who can withstand the strength of your arm? 107

Notes:

104 Ps 115:3.

105 Gen 49:24; Isa 1:24 etc.; Ps 24:8-10; 135 6.

106 Cf. Jer 27:5; 32:17; Lk 1:37.

107 Wis 11:21; cf. Esth 4:17b; Prov 21:1; Tob 13:2.

English Translation of the Cathechism of the Catholic Church for the United States of America © 1997, United States Catholic Conference, Inc.

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