Panentheism

Most Christians think of God being everywhere, that He occupies every bit of space and time, always has done and always will. Panentheism alludes that everything is within God and that He is greater than the universe, time and everything in existence. That’s my view.

Dinos Constantinou

4 comments

  1. Sounds good to me. I’d never heard of the term.

    1. Hello joliesattic,

      Thank you for visiting my website and for your comment.

      You’re right, mostly God is described as omnipresent rather than panentheistic. A lot of people are afraid that panentheism is some version of pantheism, which it definitely is not.

      You haven’t indicated whether you are a Christian or your interest maybe philosophical?

      If you or any other readers want a Biblical reference, the extract below maybe helpful –

      Acts 17:24-28 New International Version (NIV)
      24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’[a] As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’[b]

      Peace and love to you and all readers,

      Dinos

      1. I grew up with Jehovah’s Witness as my primary religion though baptized Catholic as an infant. In my 40’s I was expelled from JW’s for something my ex-husband had done, so I never went back. For several years I would not even pick up a Bible I was so angry and hurt, so I wandered in a spiritual desert for awhile. My son started attending a non denominational church in his teens and I soon followed. The teachings in most churches is not so different and little by little I have found that we are more alike than not. So to answer your question, I am now a Christian.

  2. Hello joliesattic,

    Thank you for sharing.

    I look for the good in people whatever their Christian choice and several atheists are in my circle of friends and family. I make no judgement of people, which is God’s domain, but it helps me to understand their perspective when I know how they describe themselves.

    Myself, I’m a non-fundamentalist Christian.

    Peace and love to you and all readers,

    Dinos Constantinou

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