31 – Infinity
§ 31. God is infinite inasmuch as He is not limited by space1 or time,2 there being in Him no distinction of here and there,3 sooner or later,4 His essence being immeasurable,5 or, in relation to the universe, omnipresent,6 and in duration eternal.7
1. God is infinite inasmuch as He is not limited by space
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord.
Ephesians 1:23 Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.
Psalm 103:19 The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all.
II Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build Him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain Him? who am I then, that I should build Him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before Him?
2. or time,
Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God.
Psalm 102:25–27 Of old hast Thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of Thy hands. They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt Thou change them, and they shall be changed. But Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.
3. there being in Him no distinction of here and there,
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit.
Psalm 139:7–12 Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall Thy hand lead me, and Thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to Thee.
Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall Mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.
4. sooner or later,
Isaiah 41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the Lord, the first and with the last; I am He.
Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and His Redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside Me there is no God.
Isaiah 43:10 I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.
II Peter 3:8 One day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee.
5. His essence being immeasurable,
Job 11:8–9 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
I Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting.
6. or, in relation to the universe, omnipresent,
Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath pleased.
Luke 11:2 And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven.
Exodus 8:22 I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.
Exodus 14:24 The Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud.
Exodus 19:18 And Mount Sinai was altogether on smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire.
Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.
Romans 8:9, 11 But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. (11) But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.
I Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
II Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and Lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
John 14:23 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.
Isaiah 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Psalm 36:6–7 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; Thy judgments are a great deep; O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is Thy loving–kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.
Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
Psalm 103:19–22 The Lord hath prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye His angels that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye hosts; ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure. Bless the Lord, all His works in all places of His dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.
See also the texts sub 1 and 3.
7. and in duration eternal.
Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding.
I Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.
Genesis 21:33 And Abraham planted a grove in Beer-sheba, and called there on the name of the Lord, the everlasting God.
Psalm 102:26–27 They shall perish, but Thou shalt endure… Thou art the same, and Thy years shall have no end.
See also the texts sub 2 and 4.