Uncle Dale, if, as you seem to imply, we cannot understand God's omnipotence, how in the world do we know that God of necessity has omnipotence?
I'm trying to interpret what an Israelite of the Jeremiah
prophetic school might have taught prior to the Exile.
I may be wrong, but this is as close as I can come:
(1) The doctrines taught in the various Israelite shrines under
the Davidic monarchy were either wrong or woefully incomplete.
(2) God is not an object; nor an entity confined by time and
space. Rather, God makes a "name" to dwell among the people.
There is no YHWH in the holy of holies of the temple, or
elsewhere in the cosmos discernible by humankind.
(3) All human beings have to resort to, in the way of Divine
teachings, is God's revelation, which comes through the
filter of human experience or human realization. That revelation
is infinite -- but the mind and comprehension of man is finite.
Religion then, will always
fall short of ultimate truth.
If the above points represent the culmination of the pre-Exile
prophetic school's teachings, then "God" cannot "have"
omnipotence. We human beings assign that term as a result
of our attempting to describe God.
It is almost impossible to convey such conclusions to Mormons,
however ---- for them "God" is a progressed human being with
a body of flesh and bone, having parts and passions. Such a
"God" would take up omnipotence as "keys of power," upon
reaching the final stage(s) of eternal progression.