Bible Discussion Thread

  • Lynn on Luke 1
    I heard someone say the eyes of the lord is everywhere but his presence is not there. His eyes is there but his presence is not? Is this true. I need clarity when the word say God is omnipresent
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Luke 1
    Here are several scriptures I hope answer your questions

    * Psalms 139,

    Genesis 3:8, Genesis 4:16, Jonah 1:3, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Psalms 95:2, Psalms 16:11,

    Deuteronomy 11:10-13, Leviticus 22:3, Psalms 114:7, Psalms 68:8, Psalms 97:5, Romans 8:16, 1 Kings 9:3, 2 Chronicles 2:16-19, Job 10:4, Psalms 11:4, Psalms 34:15, Psalms 145:14-16, Proverbs 5:21, Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 4:11-14, 1 Peter 3:12, Ecclesiasticus 15:19, Ecclesiasticus 17:15,19, Ecclesiasticus 34:16, Ecclesiasticus 39:19,

    Hebrews 9:24,

    Jude 1:24,

    Revelation 19:6,
  • GiGi - in Reply
    Hi Ly

    Rick is right. God is pure Spirit. He does not have body parts. His Being fills all of creation, being everywhere present. Being everywhere present, He knows everything that is happening in every part of creation, from atomic level to cosmic level, He knows every thought, feeling, and will of every person everywhere at once. He is able to act in any moment in any place as He wills, also He can act in multiple aspects of creation at once, because He is all powerful.

    Jesus exists now as wholly human and wholly God in one person. Therefore, His bodily presence is in heaven. But as wholly God, unified with the Father and the Spirit in the Trinity, He as all of the qualities of God, as I listed some of them in the above paragraph.

    God cannot be contained by time or space. He is totally free of any restrictions, limitations, constraints, or necessity.

    We only know Him in part in this life. Our knowledge of Him will be greatly expanded in eternity.

    God Bless.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Luke 1
    Lynn Also God is omnipresent Almighty omnipotent all love, Spirit, True, Perfect, Father of Lights,

    author of all life, eternal, and best of all if born again our heavenly Father.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Luke 1
    Lynn God is Spirit John 4:24 we can't physically communicate with God, therefore many times in the scripture all of Gods creation in some aspect is used to describe a characteristic of God I.E. Gods eyes run to and fro in the earth its a figure of speech, God is my fortress and my rock of salvation, my God will bare his arm, God is a fountain of living water.

    Now when were born again we again have a spiritual communication with the Father holy spirit 24/7 confessing

    Romans 10:9+10 and believing and changing our lifestyle to Gods Word.
  • Lynn - in Reply on Luke 1
    Hi this still doesn't answer my question, can God eyes be in a place and his presence not? Is my question. Thanks for responding though
  • GiGi again - in Reply on Luke 1
    Good day, Lynn

    To answer your question, no, God's eye cannot be in a place where His presence is not. But as I have said before, He really does not have eyes or a body. these terms were used in the Bible so we, as humans can understand Him better, since in His pure Spirit, He is incomprehensible. In using such terms he his condescending to our perspective to reach us, since we cannot reach Him in our own creatureliness.
  • God knows Everything - in Reply on Luke 1
    Omniscience is one of God's immutable attributes, which is to say, all knowledge of all things is an inherent part of His character and being. Nothing is outside of God's sphere of knowledge. The word "omniscient" is defined as having infinite awareness, understanding and insight; it is universal and complete knowledge.

    God's omniscience means that He can never learn anything new. Nothing can surprise Him or take Him unaware. He is never blind-sided! You will never hear God say, "I didn't see that coming!" or "Who would have thought?" A firm belief in God's omniscience gives the Christ-follower extraordinary peace, security, and comfort in every area of life.

    Amos 8:12

    And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it.

    Job 2:2

    And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

    2 Chronicles 16:9

    For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

    God has knowledge of everything occurring at any given time. We ask, well why did He allow this and that to happen?!

    He gifted us free will, to make decisions that glorify Him and not us. Glorify Jesus. Welcome the Holy Spirit to help us become more like Jesus.

    We have technology to tell us daily what is happening all over the earth: weather, wars, economy, disasters, Everything.

    As His children we ought to ask the Lord our questions and then leave it with Him. By reading the Bible, cover to cover, almost all of our questions will be answered. If you ask Him a question, be prepared to sit in silence before Him and, WAIT UPON THE LORD. Open up dialog with Him. Be willing to accept the no's with the yes's.
  • Rick Mentzer - in Reply on Luke 1
    Lynn Maybe I'll state this in a different way God Being spirit is everywhere present but invisible also all

    knowing, so when the bible says His eyes are all over thats attributing to god Human characteristics to better

    explain on our level the senses How He who is spirit functions. Perhaps this is better.

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