God is Omniholy
Last week, in “God is Omni,” I noted that God is omnipresent (all present), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipotent (all-powerful).
Today, with the intent of coining a new word, I’d like to suggest that God is also omniholy, that is, he is “all holy.”
Consider that the Bible uses the triad “holy, holy, holy” in reference to God—and it isn’t people who are saying that, but angels. They should know; they get to hang with him in heaven, whereas we can only anticipate such things.
Repeating a word three times is a technique to add emphasis. To my knowledge, holy is the only word that is thrice repeated in the Bible.
Not only do the angels say that God is holy, but God confirms it as well, declaring, “I am holy.”
In addition, people—in both the Bible and throughout the ages—have likewise affirmed God as being holy.
So angels proclaim it, God confirms it, and people affirm it. Yes, God is “all holy”; he is omniholy: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty.” If you agree, let him know!
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.