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Is God everywhere at the same time? Many Christians think that he is some kind of nebulous spirit that can be in all places at all times. The belief that God is omnipresent is sister to the doctrine that he has no body and is too great to understand. Romans 1 dispels this lie: "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are CLEARY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse . . ." (Romans 1:20, NKJV, emphasis added)
When speaking I have asked, "How many of you have seen the leader of our country?" Most hands go up. "In person?” The hands go down. What we have seen is an energy form, light, that comes from the television. Unlike God, the leader's body cannot generate visible light. Therefore, energy (light) from the studio lighting bounces off his body and the camera captures it. It is there changed to electronic energy transmitted as radio wave energy to a satellite, etc. It goes through the air, arrives at your television, and transforms back to visible light for your eyes. In addition, because these radio waves have "intelligence" on them, behold, the country's leader has his image and voice seen and heard around the world! Yet, he literally is in one place.
The leader can generate an energy form called sound. Voice sound is the compression and rarefaction of air by the vocal chords. Like the video, the energy changes at the microphone and our televisions receive it. The leader's image speaks. So also, God is in one place at one time. However, he is also in all places through the power of his spirit ("the power of the Highest" as it is stated in Luke 1:35). His spirit reaches out to any place he wishes it to go and enables him to do mighty works anywhere as he wills.
No, God is NOT in all places at once, but in one place only. In fact, he does not appear to take note of our every thought, choice, and action that we make.
After He heard the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah's sins God went down to the cities to see FOR HIMSELF if it was as bad as he had been told:
"And the Lord said, 'Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, . . .' And the Lord said, 'Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know'" (Genesis 18:17, 20-21, NKJV)
The Father is a single Being in one place at one time. Jesus Christ, who is also presently the only other member of the Godhead, is also a Being who is in one place at one time.