The Omniscient and Omnipresent Lord God


By Thomas Golda


The amount of "Jesus is not God" cults are rising every day.  From within the Christian community and outside it.  The rapid rise of the "sacred name movements" (such as the YAH and Yahweh movement) in the 20th century has added to the already existing cults (like the Watchtower) that "promote" the falsehood that Jesus is not God.  Many of these groups claim they believe the New Testament.  They have an alibi for every verse on the Deity of Jesus.  Combine this with the many other false religions of the world, the Devil works through these groups to deny the Deity of Christ.


While it is true that the Greek word THEOS is used over 1300 times in the New Testament, and is primarily used for God the Father, there are many verses that claim THEOS also refers to Christ.  The reason why we see this drastic difference is to prove that the Trinity is true, and the oneness doctrine is false.   It is showing that the Godhead is plural.  The word "GOD" (Theos) is primarily used for God the Father in the New Testament, while the word Lord (Kyrios) is primarily used for Christ - I Corinthians 8:6. Together they "are one" - John 10:30, and one Lord God.  While the Son is subject to the Father and the head of Christ is God, meaning God the Father - I Cor. 11:3, the Father and the Son are "equal" in Deity.  Both are eternal, both have equal divine power and glory. 


While THEOS is used mostly for God the Father and Kyrios for Christ, the reverse is true too.  We see that the Father is called Kyrios is Matthew 11:25. Luke 10:21, Matthew 22:44, and Christ is called Theos in John 1:1, Hebrews 1:8, and John 20:28, and Titus 2:13, to name a few.  Proving they are One Lord God, and different persons.  Many times we see the phrase "Lord God."  The same distinction is also made in John 1:1, with THEOS mentioned twice in the same verse, with the definite article and without the definite article, showing 2 separate persons as GOD. As God closes out the Canon, we see the Deity of Christ clearly seen:


".....and THE LORD GOD of the holy prophets SENT HIS ANGEL to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. "  Revelation 22:6

"I JESUS HAVE SENT MINE ANGEL to testify unto you these things in the churches...." Revelation 22:16

The Lord God sent his angel in Rev 22:6.  10 verses later, Jesus reveals He is the one who sent His angel...thus He is the Lord God.


These false cults will say that the Apostles too did miracles and that Jesus was a created being.  He is the Son of God, they say, but not God.  Some even say that Jesus created everything, but is still finite, and God used a finite being to create the universe.  As bizarre at that sounds.  They do anything to take away the Deity of Christ.


One of the truths these cults have the most difficulty in "explaining away" is what Jesus said about Himself, and is the greatest evidence of His Deity:


"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, THERE AM I IN THE MIDST OF THEM" Matthew 18:20


"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, even unto the end of the world"  Matthew 28:20


"Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." John 14:23


"And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things SAITH THE SON OF GOD, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass........ And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I AM HE WHICH SEARCHETH THE REINS AND HEARTS: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works." Revelation 2:18,23


What these verses show is two things.....Jesus is Omniscient and Omnipresent.  Jesus is everywhere at the same time, including searching all the hearts of humanity. False cults attempt to explain away every "miracle" and every verse that says Jesus is God, but they have a difficult time explaining away "omnipresence" and omnipresence in "every human heart."  For no finite being could be everywhere at the same time, and search the hearts of men all over the world.  While false cults say God "gave Jesus" the power to do miracles (as they claim Jesus is not God) you can't "give omnipresence." One is omnipresent because one always had it.  Reformer and theologian Albert Barnes (1798-1870) said it best when he commented on Matthew 18:20:


"There am I in the midst of them" - Nothing could more clearly prove that Jesus must be omnipresent, and, of course, be God. Every day, perhaps every hour, two or three, or many more, may be assembled in every city or village in the United States, in England, in Greenland, in Africa, in Ceylon, in the Sandwich Islands, in Russia, and in Judea - in almost every part of the world - and in the midst of them all is Jesus the Saviour. Millions thus at the same time, in every quarter of the globe, worship in his name, and experience the truth of the promise that he is present with them. It is impossible that he should be in all these places and not be God."


Albert Barnes comments on Revelation 2:23


"I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts"- This is clearly a claim to omniscience; and as it is the Lord Jesus who speaks in all these epistles, it is a full proof that he claims this for himself. There is nothing which more clearly pertains to God than the power of searching the heart, and nothing that is more constantly claimed by him as his special prerogative"