God as omnipresent


[1 of 2] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "God, as omnipresent" (search under Beings/God)": source "Spiritual Experiences, vol.3": detail "Section 4016"
They who think in outermost and from outermost qualities are unable to grasp how the Lord can be omnipresent. But in order that this may be grasped to some extent, it must be known that in the other life there is neither space, nor time, so all are so present that they are right beside each other, even if they were in the last stretches of the universe. It is also somewhat evident from the fact that the human soul, which is man's innermost part, can be omnipresent, be everywhere, in its small body, and thus govern all the internal organs, and all the thoughts, and all things pertaining to the person, however diverse they may be, and by its omnipresence provide for all and the very least requirements, without which provision all things would fall apart in a moment. The soul acts from purpose, and because it is the innermost part of man, the Lord Alone provides through it.

[2 of 2] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "God, outside of space and time" (search under Beings/God)": source "True Christian Religion": detail "Section 30"
That God is present in space without space, and in time without time, is a consequence of his being always the same from eternity to eternity, and therefore the same before the world was created that he was after its creation; and in God, and in his presence, there existed neither spaces nor times before creation, but after it; therefore he, being the same, is in space without space, and in time without time. Hence it follows, that nature is separate from God, and yet God is omnipresent therein; in like manner as life is present in every substantial and material part of a man, although it does not mix and unite with them.