Ever since the Enlightenment discovered that power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely, we have been limiting power with some success, for the House of Commons limited institutional power over slaves in 1833, and power over women was limited in the early part of 20th Century in Australia and New Zealand, and power over children was limited by our criminal courts at the end of 20th Century.
And it was liberal democracy that limited power, for the very purpose of liberal democracy is the limitation of power.
On the other hand, the very purpose of God is to maximise power. After all He created the whole universe and holds the power of life and death over each and every one of us, and this being not enough power, He can consign us to Hell or take us to Heaven in the afterlife.
So liberal democracy limits power and God maximises power.