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Been given this question "Explain why, to Descartes, God’s omnipotence has no limitations", without much information.

So far I've said:

Descartes believed that God is capable of everything. By our human standards, things appear logically impossible, but that doesn't mean they are to God. For example, Descartes said that God could be both sinful and perfect, which is logically impossible to us, but not to him.
Descartes also believed that the cause must be up to the effect. For example, something cannot cause heat if it’s not hot. In Descartes’ theory, there were two kinds of reality. Representational Reality, where our ideas are in the mind, and Formal Reality, which are actual things. Since the cause must be up to the effect and humans are finite, and we have the idea of God within us who is infinite and we could not have caused him – that clearly this idea must have come from outside us, from God.

Basically, that's just bits I've copied from here and there. Can anybody help?
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