Roots of the Faith – The Incommunicable Attributes of God: Omnipresence

My notes for Wednesday night, Feb 1st. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. Our study over the next few months will be “The Roots of the Faith.” This study will focus on key biblical truths that will transform our thinking and allow us to faithfully live out the Christian life. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Resources for this Study

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg R. Allision

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine – Wayne Grudem

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth – John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue



  • The incommunicable attributes are God’s characteristics or perfections, as revealed by Scripture, that God does not communicate, or share, with human beings.” (Gregg R. Allison, page 73)
  • “The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scripture. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped.”  A.W. Pink

God does not have size or spatial dimensions and is present at every point of space with his whole being, yet God acts differently in different places.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Second Edition. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, 2020), 206

Omnipresence is the divine characteristic of being all-present. God is present everywhere with his entire being at the same time. He is not limited by space and should not be considered as being enormously big or located in one place rather than another.

Gregg R. Allison, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2018), 75

God is everywhere

  • Psalm 139:1-34

God reigns everywhere

  • Isaiah 66:1

God is near

  • Jeremiah 23:23-34

God is transcendent – Distinct from creation.  He is above all.

God is immanent – He is knowable, present and involved with His creation.

God indwells within His people/church

  • John 14:23
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • Ephesians 2:19-22

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