The Omnipresence of God

By the Omnipresence of God is meant that God is everywhere present. This attribute is closely connected with the omniscience and omnipotence of God, for if God is everywhere present He is everywhere active and possesses full knowledge of all that transpires in every place. This does not mean that God is everywhere present in a bodily sense, nor even in the same sense; for there is a sense in which He may be in heaven, His dwelling place, in which He cannot be said to be elsewhere.

Psalm 139: 7-12 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit, or whither shall I flee from thy presense,” etc.

The Psalmist realizes that he is never out of the sight of God any more than he is outside of the range of His knowledge and power. God is in heaven; “Hell is naked before him”; souls in the intermediate state are fully known to Him; darkness is as the light to Him. “Is not God in the height of heaven?….Can he judge through the dark cloud?

“Speak to Him then for He listens. And spirit with spirit; Closer is He than breathing, And nearer than hands or feet. Never is God far off, As even to be near; He is within. Our spirit is the home He holds most dear. To think of Him as by our side is almost as untrue, As to remove His shrine beyond those skies of starry blue.”–Faber

The omnipresence of God is detective as well as protective. “Thou God seest me,” should serve as a warning to keep us from sin.

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