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This is a series on the attributes of God.

The Omnipresence of God Part 3: New Testament

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look to the New Testament and what it teaches concerning God’s omnipresence so that we would draw implications for our lives.

  1. General affirmation on God’s omnipresence
  2. The omnipresence of the members of the Trinity
  3. The omnipresence of God and the Great Commission
  4. Distinction between general and moral presence

 

Reminder of the definition of the omniscience of God:

  1. Wayne Grudem: “God does not have size or spatial dimension and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places.”[1]
  2. John Feinberg: “God’s omnipresence, on the other hand, signifies that God is present in the totality of his being at each point in space.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “Spatial omnipresence cannot mean that God is a physical substance spread through the material universe. What it means, rather is that God’s power, knowledge and ability to act in the finite world are universal.”[3]

What does the Bible in the New Testament have to say in further clarifying God’s presence and omnipresence?

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look to the Old Testament for seven clarification of what God’s omnipresence means and also what does this mean for our lives.

Reminder of the definition of the omniscience of God:

  1. Wayne Grudem: “God does not have size or spatial dimension and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places.”[1]
  2. John Feinberg: “God’s omnipresence, on the other hand, signifies that God is present in the totality of his being at each point in space.”[2]
  3. John Frame: “Spatial omnipresence cannot mean that God is a physical substance spread through the material universe. What it means, rather is that God’s power, knowledge and ability to act in the finite world are universal.”[3]

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall study what Scripture in the Old Testament has to say about God’s omnipresence and also what does this mean for our lives.

  1. What is the omnipresence of God?
  2. What does the Bible in the Old Testament teach about the omnipresence of God?
  3. Implications

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: In this session we shall look at what the Bible has to say about the doctrine of Perichoresis so that we would draw implications for our lives.

  1. What is Perichoresis
  2. Biblical Proofs for Perichoresis
  3. Theological Proofs for Perichoresis from other attributes of God
  4. Implication

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

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Purpose: In this session we shall look at what the Bible has to say about the immensity of God so that we would draw implications for our lives.

  1. Definitions of the immensity of God
  2. What does the Bible have to say about the immensity of God?
  3. What is the relationship of the immensity of God with other attributes of God?
  4. Implication

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Review: Last week we defined what is Divine Simplicity, discussed how it is controversial today, presented summaries of some arguments in support of Divine Simplicity and also draw out implications for why Divine Simplicity is important.

Purpose: In this lesson we will look at three objections people have raised against Divine Simplicity.

Remember this simple definition: “There is nothing in God that is not God.”[1]

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This is a series on the attributes of God.

 

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: For this session we will look at the definition and summary of Biblical reasons to believe in this doctrine.

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This is a new series we are starting on the attributes of God.

 

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Purpose: In this session we will look at four points concerning the Aseity of God so that we know and live in the reality of the Aseity of God.

  1. Definition of Aseity
  2. Scriptural Proofs of the Aseity of God
  3. Examples of how the Aseity of God relate to other areas of theology
  4. What are the Implications from this lesson?

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This is a new series we are starting on the attributes of God.

Selected Scriptures

Purpose: this session we looked at five truths concerning the truth that God is unique so that we would worship and cultivate a loving awe of God.

  1. General statement that God is unique
  2. God is different than humans
  3. There is Only One God
  4. God is different than false gods
  5. Three ways God can be distinct

 

Note: Some Words before we begin this study.

  • Sometimes in Systematic Theology and Apologetics writing this is called the Creator/Creature distinction
  • By unique I mean that God is unlike us or anything other creatures and creation.
  • Also when we talk about God’s incommunicable attributes we are talking about attributes that He alone possess, which makes God unique of all beings.

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Peter Sammons. Reprobation: from Augustine to the Synod of Dort: The Historical Development of the Reformed Doctrine of Reprobation.  Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, January 20, 2020. 154 pp.

3 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Do you know what the doctrine of reprobation is?  This doctrine is often misunderstood and/or not always articulated well; furthermore at times people might not understand how the church have understood and worked through this issue in church history.  Concerning the historical theology of the doctrine of reprobation author Peter Sammons makes a contribution with his survey of this doctrine from the early church age through the Middle Ages and into the Reformation era.

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God’s Omniscience is the attribute of God being all-knowing.  Sadly there are even some quarters of “Christianity” that attack this attribute of God.

Here’s a four part series on God’s Omniscience.

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The Grace of God is a rich topic.  Here’s a seven part miniseries on the grace of God as an attribute of God and its theological implications that was originally part of a larger series.

After each title of the session I gave links to the MP3 audio and PDF of the outline.

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John Frame. The Doctrine of God.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, June 1st, 2002. 864 pp.

Rating: 5 out of 5

This book is a great resource on a theology of God.  Those who have read other works by the author John Frame will find him on top of his game here as well.  This is a work that pastors and teachers would turn to as reference even after completing it.  I enjoyed reading this book in two separate instances: once when I was in seminary as something I had to read through rather quickly and the second instance being after seminary at a slower pace as part of my morning routine of devotional-theological readings.  I would recommend the second approach as the best way to read this volume.

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Seventeen Sessions on the Trinity Audios and Notes

Is the Trinity Biblical and does it have any implications for the Christian life?

Here’s a series on the Trinity! The series has 17 sessions.  Audios and PDF notes are available.

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Doctrine of God John Frame

As regular readers of our blogs know, from time to time I tackle some of the alleged contradictions of the Bible.  You can read them in our provisional Listing of Our Posts Answering Bible Contradictions.

I thought I share with you a quote from John Frame’s book on the Doctrine of God on apparent contradiction that I think is important to keep in mind when dealing with “apparent contradictions” in theology and apologetics:

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