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The omnipresence of God is the asserted characteristic of God by which the entity is believed to be universally present throughout everything that exists. In his 2010 Pandeist Theorem, Duke University physicist Robert G. Brown successfully demonstrated that in order for this to be the case, God would in fact have to either contain or be identical to the entire physical Universe. This characteristic is suggested, though never directly stated, in various theistic texts. The Judeo-Christian Bible includes several such passages:

"Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend into heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, you are there; if I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you." (Psalm 139:7-12)

"This is not to say that God’s form is spread out so that parts of Him exist in every location. God is spirit; He has no physical form. He is present everywhere in that everything is immediately in His presence. At the same time He is present everywhere in the universe. No one can hide from Him and nothing escapes His notice." [1]

But, none of these passages exclude the possibility that the God which they refer to is limited in scope to operating on and around the planet Earth, and is subservient to some Universal entity of greater magnificence.

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Relevant passages

  • "Though they dig into hell, from there my hand shall take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down; and though they hide themselves on top of Carmel, from there I will search and take them; though they hide from my sight at the bottom of the sea, from there I will command the serpent, and it shall bite them." (Amos 9:2,3)
  • "‘Am I a God near at hand,’ says the Lord, ‘and not a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?’ . . . ‘do I not fill heaven and earth?’ says the Lord?" (Jeremiah 23:23,24)
  • "The eyes of the Lord are in every place, watching the evil and the good." (Proverbs 15:3)
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