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The Omnipresent God and a Tiny Planet called Earth in an Infinite Universe

February 13, 2014 | by: Sam Storms| 5 Comments



Feb 18, 2014

Hi Dr. Storms. Would not the doctrine of the immensity of God reflected for example in a passage such as 1 Kings 8:27 - "....Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you ...", speak to God transcending the universe? In other words, while God's omnipresence speaks of his prescence everywhere simultaneously within the universe, his immensity speaks of his infirnite presecence beyond the universe. I am using universe as the entire created order of the material heaven and earth; beyond that is God in another realm altogether. What are your thoughts about that?


Feb 16, 2014

I would argue that God is everywhere present within his creation while remaining ontologically distinct from it. Omnipresence means he is everywhere present in the totality of his being in the whole of the universe. In saying that "space is God" I'm asserting that there is no place where God cannot be found. His being is in all space, everywhere, eternally.


Feb 15, 2014

"Space is God"? Unless you mean something very different than I do by "space", I can't agree with that! The universe - the "cosmos" - including everything in it and all the empty space between all the objects in it, is created. God is outside of creation and outside of the universe.


Feb 13, 2014

But if the universe has a boundary, then so does God, in which case he's not infinite. Creation has boundaries, but not the universe. Space is God. And what, may I ask, is on the other side of this alleged boundary?

HC Wap

Feb 13, 2014

A creature, (the universe,) is "infinite?" I think you're mistaken here. If something has a beginning, it cannot be infinite. Something that is expanding cannot be infinite. Even though the universe may not be measurable by humans, it certainly doesn't preclude measuring by God, (a Biblical notion,) and hence it has boundaries.

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