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That which does not exist or that cannot exist. It is therefore either what could be but is now only an imaginary possibility; or what is not even rationally possible because it is a contradiction in terms. The first is existentially nothing, the second is logically nothing. Applied to God, when we say that nothing is impossible to God, we mean the first type of nothingness.
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