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What does it mean that God is omnipresent?

Omnipresent means that God is present everywhere. In many religions God is seen as omnipresent, but in Judaism and Christianity this view is further divided into transcendence (sublimity / superiority) and immanence (indwelling). Although God is not completely absorbed in his creation (pantheism), he is present everywhere and at all times.

God is always present throughout creation, even if this is not revealed in the same way to all human beings at the same time and in every place. At times God is actively present in situations while He does not show himself in other situations. The Bible shows us that God can manifest himself for a person (Psalm 46: 1; Isaiah 57:15) and is equally present in any situation at any time (Psalm 33: 13-14). Omnipresence is God's method of being present across all realms through time and space. Even if God is present in all time and space, God is not locally limited by time and space. God is everywhere and always. No molecule or atomic particle is too small that God is not completely there, and no galaxy is too wide that God cannot delimit it. Even if there were no creation, God would still know about it because He knows all possibilities, regardless of whether they are reality or just an option.

God is naturally present in every aspect of the natural order of all things. (Isaiah 40:12; Nahum 1,3). God is actively present as a forward-looking guide in every event in history (Psalm 48: 7; 2 Chronicles 20:37; Daniel 5: 5-6). God is particularly attentive to those who appeal to His name, who pray for others, who worship God, who pray and earnestly ask for forgiveness (Psalm 46: 1). He is present to the highest degree in his son Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:19) and mystically also in his universal church, which is spread over the earth and against which hell can do nothing.

Just as the omniscience of God works paradoxically in our limited human minds, the omnipresence of God is difficult for us to grasp. A paradox is important here: the presence of God in hell, the place where the unbelievers are condemned and there suffer the unlimited and endless wrath of God because of their sins. Many argue that hell is a place of separation from God (Matthew 25:41), and if so, then God cannot be said to be in a separate place. However, unbelievers in hell suffer from God's wrath forever, since Revelation 14:10 speaks of the agony of unbelievers in the presence of the Lamb. That God should be present in a place where the unbelievers are separated causes some amazement. This paradox can be explained because God can be present - because everything is filled with his presence (Colossians 1:17) and he carries all things with his strong word (Hebrews 1,3) - but he is not necessarily everywhere To bring blessings.

Just as God is sometimes separated from his children because of their sin (Isaiah 52: 9), and far away from the wicked (Proverbs 15:29) and destroys the wicked in the end to a place of eternal punishment, God is nevertheless under there them. He knows that such souls are now suffering in Hell; he knows their suffering, their calls for mercy, their tears and sorrow over their eternal existence in hell. It is there wholeheartedly as a lasting reminder of their own sins and unbelief, which now forever separates them from all the blessings they might otherwise have had in heaven. He is fully there in Hell too, but he shows no qualities other than his anger.

In the same way he will also be in heaven and show many wonderful blessings that we cannot dream of here; he will be there and bring his innumerable blessings, his indescribable love, wonderful grace and kindness - anything but his anger in fact. The omnipresence of God should remind us that we cannot hide from God if we have sinned (Psalm 139: 11-12), but we can turn to God directly and immediately in repentance and trust, without us either just move in front of the spot (Isaiah 57:16).


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