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Divinity of Christ, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

25- God Is Present Everywhere

 

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With Respect to Him Being Omnipresent

(A) God Is the One Who Is Present Everywhere

(1) To be present everywhere is a quality which belongs to God alone. David the Prophet said to God: "Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there, if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me" (Ps. 139:7-10).

 

(2) There is no doubt that the Being who is present everywhere is Infinite. God alone is Infinite and consequently the quality of being everywhere belongs to Him alone because there is no Infinite Being besides Him. God is in heaven and at the same time He is on earth, because heaven is His throne and earth His footstool (Matt. 34:35); (Is .66:1). His presence in places of worship is but a type of His general presence everywhere. Thus Solomon the Sage said at the consecration of the temple: "Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!" (1 Kin. 8:27)

 

(3) No Being other than God can be present everywhere, otherwise he will be infinite and this quality belongs to God alone. If we prove that Christ is present everywhere, then we will have proved that He is God.


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