I don't agree. I believe that God can eliminate evil, but my current thinking is that he intervenes in worldy affairs very, very infrequently. Though Potter never won me to his way of thinking, he does present a very cogent argument which got me thinking about Mormon ideas on the nature of God. And I am beginning to entertain the idea that perhaps our God is finite in some ways.
Latter-day Saint doctrine on the creation differs slightly from mainstream Christianity. We believe that instead of creation ex nihilo, or from nothing, God organized elements which already existed to make the earth. Apparently, there were some eternal principles already in place which God could not violate. In the same way, he created humans. We existed as eternal intelligences which God organized into spirit beings. Then these spirits participated in developing a plan whereby we would come to earth to receive bodies and an education. Because we were intelligences who already existed, God's power to create us in certain ways is limited. This answers the question Christian theologians wonder of why God couldn't have created beings who could learn without having to suffer.
Does this make God finite? In a way, I suppose it does. He does not have the power to work outside of the laws of the universe. He must work within certain parameters in developing a plan for the salvation of his creations. The Mormon Gnostic adds that
"if good and evil, light and darkness, are primordial principles, then they are not created by God, and God does not have the power to eliminate them. The need to explain how an all-perfect God could allow suffering as the manifestation of evil becomes a moot point, because evil is fundamental to the fabric of our cosmos."What do you think? Is the Mormon God a finite God?