concerned, is somewhere in the cortex of the brain.? See also C. A. Strong, Why the Mind has a Body. 40-50.
(b) God?s omnipresence is not the presence of a part but of the whole of God in every place. This follows from the conception of God as incorporeal. We reject the materialistic representation that God is composed of material elements, which can be divided or sundered. There is no multiplication or diffusion of his substance to correspond with the parts of his dominions. The one essence of God is present at the same moment in all.
<110827> 1 Kings 8:27 ? ?the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain (circumscribe) thee.? God must be present in all his essence and all his attributes in every place. He is ?totus in omni parte.? Alger, Poetry of the Orient: ?Though God extends beyond Creation?s rim Each smallest atom holds the whole of him.? From this it follows that the whole Logos can be united to and be present in the man Christ Jesus, while at the same time he fills and governs the whole universe; and so the whole Christ can be united to, and can be present in, the single believer, as fully as if that believer were the only one to receive of his fullness.
A.J. Gordon: ?In mathematics the whole is equal to the sum of its parts. But we know of the Spirit that every part is equal to the whole. Every church, every true body of Jesus Christ, has just as much of Christ as every other, and each has the whole Christ.? <401320>Matthew 13:20 ? ?where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.? ?The parish priest of austerity Climbed up in a high church steeple, To be nearer God so that he might Hand his word down to the people. And In sermon script he daily wrote What he thought was sent from heaven, And he dropped it down on the people?s heads Two times one day in seven. In his age God said, ?Come down and die,? And he cried out from the steeple, ?Where art thou, Lord?? And the Lord replied, ?Down here among my people.??
(c) God?s omnipresence is not necessary but free. We reject the pantheistic notion that God is bound to the universe as the universe is bound to God. God is immanent in the universe, not by compulsion, but by the free act of his own will, and this immanence is qualified by his transcendence.
God might at will cease to be omnipresent, for he could destroy the universe; but while the universe exists, he is and must be in all its parts. God is the life and law of the universe ? this is the truth in pantheism. But he is also personal and free ? this pantheism denies. Christianity
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