Does the Bible teach that Christ is Omnipresent?

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ – the Divine “Word” – is God (John 1:1-3). Therefore, He partook of the essence of Deity and all the Divine characteristics. And the “Word” became flesh and dwelt among humans (v. 14). This means that He is human in the same sense, except that He “knew no sin” (2 Cor. 5:21). Thus, Christ is both God and man (Luke 1:35; Rom. 1:3; 8:3; Gal. 4:4; Phil. 2:6–8; Col. 2:9; 1 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 1:2, 8; 2:14–18; 10:5; 1 John 1:2; etc.).

But how could Christ be Omnipresent when He took a physical body?

In His incarnate body Jesus could not be Omnipresent, but through the Holy Spirit, Jesus could be with each one of His followers at all times and in all places. Jesus Himself affirmed that to His disciples, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you” (John 16:7). And the Bible supports Jesus’ words:

Christ Fills All Things

“The church, which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23).

“He who descended is he who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things” (Ephesians 4:10).

Christ is with His Church

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).

“And lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age” (Matthew 28:20).

Christ Indwells Each Christian

“In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you” (John 14:20).

Jesus answered him, “If a man loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (John 14:23).

“But if Christ is in you, although your bodies are dead because of sin, your spirits are alive because of righteousness” (Romans 8:10).

“Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).

“(I pray) that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:17).

“Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27).

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

 

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