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Roots of the Faith - The Incommunicable Attributes of God: Omnipresence - 2/1/23



  • The incommunicable attributes are God’s characteristics or perfections, as revealed by Scripture, that God does not communicate, or share, with human beings.” (Gregg R. Allison, page 73)

  • “The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scripture. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped.” A.W. Pink

God does not have size or spatial dimensions and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places. WAYNE GRUDEM, SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL DOCTRINE, SECOND EDITION. (GRAND RAPIDS, MI: ZONDERVAN ACADEMIC, 2020), 206
Omnipresence is the divine characteristic of being all-present. God is present everywhere with his entire being at the same time. He is not limited by space and should not be considered as being enormously big or located in one place rather than another. GREGG R. ALLISON, 50 CORE TRUTHS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH: A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING AND TEACHING THEOLOGY (GRAND RAPIDS, MI: BAKER BOOKS: A DIVISION OF BAKER PUBLISHING GROUP, 2018), 75

God is everywhere

  • Psalm 139:1-34

God reigns everywhere

  • Isaiah 66:1

God is near

  • Jeremiah 23:23-34

God is transcendent – Distinct from creation. He is above all.

God is immanent – He is knowable, present and involved with His creation.

God indwells within His people/church

  • John 14:23

  • 1 Corinthians 3:16

  • Ephesians 2:19-22

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