The Parish Priest & The Omniscient God

I was reading Augustus Hopkins Strong’s Systematic Theology when I came into these wonderful story of the parish priest and the God who is everywhere:

Every church, every true body of Jesus Christ, has just as much of Christ as every other, and each has the whole Christ.” Mat. 13:20—“where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” “The parish priest of austerity Climbed up in a high church steeple, To be nearer God so that he might Hand his word down to the people. And in sermon script he daily wrote What he thought was sent from heaven, And he dropt it down on the people’s heads Two times one day in seven. In his age God said, ‘Come down and die,’ And he cried out from the steeple, ‘Where art thou, Lord?’ And the Lord replied, ‘Down here among my people.’ ”

Here is another line that I wish to share from Strong’s take on Omniscience of God :

“The Talmud contrasts the worship of an idol and the worship of Jehovah: “The idol seems so near, but is so far, Jehovah seems so far, but is so near!”

Strong, A. H. (2004). Systematic theology (281-2). Bellingham, Wa.: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

2 thoughts on “The Parish Priest & The Omniscient God

  1. thanks for your commitment to quality apologetics and defense of the faith- though this quote is encouraging it kills me to see that verse used that way 🙂 all good—looking forward to reading more of your stuff!

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