Monday, May 21, 2012

Is Jehovah omnipresent?

Omnipresent means to be everywhere at the same time.

If Jehovah is everywhere at the same time how would He not have known where Adam was, when Adam and Eve hid themselves?  How would He not have known where Cain hid the body of Abel after He had killed him? 

God said to Moses, I will not go up in your midst. Ex. 33:3.  If God is always everywhere, how can he avoid going with them?

Jehovah said, I went from tent to tent, from shelter to shelter. 1 Chron. 17:15.  It is hardly a picture of an omnipresent God when He must seek shelter from the elements at different places?

Satan said, I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north.  Isaiah 14:13. Who is on the mount of assembly?  Common theology has placed Jehovah there.  Billy Graham even suggested that the reason there are no stars in the north is because, that is where Jehovah’s throne is.  Considering that, according to Church theology, Jehovah is omnipresent, is His confinement to a throne in the Northern hemisphere even logical?  Is Jehovah closer to the Northern hemisphere than He is to the Southern hemisphere?  If Jehovah sits on a throne, how can He be everywhere at once?

When Satan came to "the general assembly of the sons of god"  Jehovah asked him, From where do you come? Job 1:6.  Why would the Lord need to ask that question if He is always everywhere (omnipresent)?

This was the creature that I had seen supporting the God of Israel. Isaiah 6:1,TJB  
This is the living creature I saw under the God of Israel. Ezekiel 10:20 NCT 

Does the God of Israel really need something, like a throne, to support Him?  Is that throne supported by something else, something like a living creature?  From these two verses we do not get the idea that Jehovah is omnipresent!

By now I have written many negative things about the Bible and about Jehovah and you might think that I have no respect for either.  That, however, is very far from the truth.  I believe that Jehovah is one of the Gods, spoken of in the Bible, and that He is worthy of worship and adoration.  If we have chosen Him to be our God He deserves our allegiance and obedience.  Joshua stated his choice publicly, He said to the Israelites, choose today which God you will serve, but as for me and my family, we will serve Jehovah.  The Psalmist, David, wrote much about having chosen Jehovah to be his God.  If we also make that choice we had better be sure that our lifestyle matches the code of conduct that Jehovah has prescribed for His adherents.

Christ, Jehovah's son, while on earth, was the supreme teacher as far as morals and spiritual insights go.  To find out what He taught, we, of course, turn to the New Testament.   It is the prescription that our God, with the help of fallible hands and minds of humans, wrote out for us, and He expects us to do our best to follow it, if we dare to claim Jehovah as our God.