The Doctrine of God
Lecture Notes Chapter 11: The Incommunicable Attributes Of God
9 For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’(Isaiah 46:9-10)
How is God different from us?
Last week we plunged into the ocean of God and who He REALLY is; who HE says He is in His Word. Today, I pray we sink MUCH deeper in. We looked at categorizing the attributes of God into His Communicable and Incommunicable attributes. We’re talking first about His Incommunicable attributes. We very briefly covered His Independence and His Unchangeableness. Today we will try to cover God’s attributes Eternity and Omnipresence.
Definition: God has no beginning, end, or succession of moments in His own being, and He sees all time equally vividly, yet God sees events in time and acts in time.
In other words, God somehow exists completely outside of time, but can still be involved in the realm of time. This is also known as God’s infinity. TIME DOES NOT LIMIT GOD. Nothing is new to God. Nothing has ever occurred to Him.
A. God is Timeless in His Own Being
He has no beginning and no ending.
Psalm 90:2 (ESV)
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
When God created the universe, He also created time. Yet God has always existed so therefore He cannot be influenced by time.