There are three words that are commonly used to describe God; they all begin with “omni.”
- Omnipresent: Present everywhere simultaneously
- Omniscient: Total knowledge; knowing everything
- Omnipotent: Unlimited power or authority
The three “omni” words reveal truth about God’s character and nature. The prefix “omni” means all, so these words tell us that God is all present, all knowing, and all powerful.
- If God is present everywhere, then that means he is also right now with you and with me.
- If God knows everything, then that means that he also knows you and me—personally, completely, and totally.
- If God is all powerful, then that means he has the power, authority, and ability to answer our prayers.
God’s “omni” nature surely provides something us something to ponder.
[For more thoughts, see my posts in The Bible Blog: Omni God, The Implications of Omnipresence, The Implications of Omniscience, and The Implications of Omnipotence.]
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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