HOW CAN GOD KNOW EVERYTHING?
Omniscient … that is just one attribute of God. He knows everything. Have you ever pondered over how this can be? Certainly no mere man can make such a boast. How can God do so? Well, I am glad you asked. Let’s take a look and see if we can figure some things out here. In order to know everything a person would have to be everywhere at once. Hey, that is another attribute of God … He is omnipresent! But how can He be everywhere at once? That doesn’t sound possible. And to add further complication He not only is everywhere at once but He is everywhere all at the same time no matter when we are talking about … today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, next decade, next century … well I think you get the picture. And not only is all this true but He was everywhere yesterday, last week, last month … well, I am sure you see where this is leading. Scripture tells us that with God all time is now. That makes Him a very awesome God! We still have no explanation as to how this can be so let’s work on that.
What would it take for someone or something to be everywhere at once? The infamous Albert Einstein just might have the answer for us.
One of his theories involves space travel. It is a fascinating study. It involves two clocks. One clock remains on earth and the other travels in a space craft. You can read about it HERE. And HERE is a more in-depth look at this theory.
Another aspect of Einstein’s theory is that as an object approaches the speed of light it becomes infinitely large. You can read about it HERE. I will attempt to explain the theory via a very brief illustration. Let’s say we have a basketball and we throw the basketball out into space. This basketball is capable of increasing in size (diameter) without bursting and we have the ability to throw it so hard that it just keeps speeding up. As the basketball travels along going faster and faster it starts to grow in diameter. As it approaches the speed of light it gets so large that it is actually occupying all space all at once when it reaches the speed of light. Einstein’s theory simply says “an object”. I use the basketball as I think it makes it easier to visualize what is happening as the object, whatever it is, approaches the speed of light.
In 1 John 1:5 we read: “This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.” NASB And there are several other verses telling us that God is light. Are you starting to see where I am going with this? If God is light then according to Einstein’s theory God would be everywhere all at once. I am not saying that this is the absolute answer to this matter. I am just saying it is a possible explanation and most certainly interesting to think about. There are other factors as well which play into this. God’s Word tells us that God is a Spirit. We know from God’s Word that God exists in three distinct Persons … the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One Who is omnipresent. Notice I said “Who” and not “which“? The Holy Trinity is scriptural. People argue against it but it is right there in God’s Word. That is a bible study in itself and I am not going to get into it at this time.
I don’t think man can begin to fathom all there is to know about God. If we could then we would be as God Himself and that ain’t gonna’ happen. God is so very far above us. His ways and His thoughts are not like ours at all. He is perfect in every way. As awesome as He is the most amazing thing about Him is His great love for us. What is man that He is mindful of us? Now there is something to ponder over! Don’t ponder too long though as we don’t know when our lives will end. We could very easily miss out on His great love and all that He has for us. It is imperative that we seek and call upon His Name while He may be found (read Isaiah 55:6). Tomorrow may be too late! As brilliant as Albert Einstein was he did not believe in the existence of a personal God. He missed out! How sad! You and I may not be as intelligent as he was but we can be far wiser. Don’t repeat his mistake and die in your sin as he did.
Posted on May 20, 2014, in truth to ponder and tagged 1 John 1:5, God is light, God's love, Holy Trinity, Isaiah 55:6, omnipresence of God, omnipresent, omniscient. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.