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  • Writer's pictureCarolyn Elson

God is infinite. What does that mean?

The word infinite means “without limits.” God's infinite nature means that God exists outside of time and space and is not limited by them. Generally, when God is referred to as infinite, we are describing him in three terms. Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent. Let’s take a look at each word.

Omniscient – This means that God is all-knowing and has complete knowledge of everything. This infinite knowledge is what qualifies Him as sovereign ruler and judge of all things. Nothing takes God by surprise because he knows what will happen. We can’t hide sin from him either. John 3:20 says this, “Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

Omnipotent – This term means that God is all-powerful, and that he has unlimited power. This is significant because it establishes God’s ability to carry out His sovereign will. Because he is omnipotent, nothing can stop him from what he has decreed, and nothing can thwart his plans. Psalm 115:3 says, “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.”

Omnipresent – God is always present. We can not escape to a place where he would not be present. God as ever-present establishes him as eternal, as always existing. He existed before the world, or even matter was created, and there will never be a time where he ceases to exist. One particular verse that reveals this aspect is Psalm 139:7-10 “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

God is like no other, isn’t he?

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