Based on the definition, infinity has two directions: First, He is in size, immense and limitless. Secondly, He is in character, limitless in all His being and perfections. The two branches of this attribute mainly includes His omnipresence and eternity. As He is not limited by space, and thus is everywhere or omnipresent. Solomon acknowledged this truth and asked at the dedication of the Temple, “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain You; how much less this house that I have built!” (1 Kings 8:27)
As God is not limited by time, so He is eternal. In fact, He created time. “In the beginning, God created …” (Genesis 1:1). He was before all time and therefore not bounded by it. He is the first being from which all other have their being. “Declares the Lord, … “Before Me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after Me”" (Isaiah 43:10); and added “I am the first and I am the last; besides Me there is no god” (Isaiah 44:6) (see also article “Is There a God? 2“)
His attribute of immutability has already been established. If He changes place, or moves from place to place, or is sometimes present in one place, and sometimes present in another, in short, if He is not omnipresent, He would be mutable. And if He rose from non-existence into existence, or there is any end of His years, that is, if He is not eternal, He would not be unchangeable. But He is the “same,” and His “years have no end” (Psalms 102:27). Therefore, immutability can readily be deduced from the two branches of Infinity.
God is infinite in all His attributes–in all His nature and perfections. Consider:
- His omniscience: He knows everything that are, past, present and future, therefore is infinite.He knows
- “…His understanding is beyond measure.” (Psalms 147:5).
- “…His understanding is unsearchable.” (Psalm 40:28)
- “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past tracing out!” (Romans 11:33)
- His omnipotence: The power of God is infinite.
“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” (Romans 1:20)
- God is infinite in His “purity, holiness, and justice”: there is none as holy, pure and righteous as He is
- Job inquired “‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?” (Job 4:17)
- “You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong.” (Habakkuk 1:13)
God is infinitely perfect in all His attributes. He is immense, that is, immeasurable; he measures all things, but is measured by none. “Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? It is higher than heaven–what can you do? Deeper than Sheol–what can you know? Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea” (Job 11:7-9). Paul prayed for the Ephesians that they “may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:18-19).
Truly, “great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and Hs greatness is unsearchable” (Psalm 145:3). Infinitely incomprehensible as He is in His nature and essence, but He chose to reveal Himself to finite beings like us, even though we will comprehend only somewhat of Him but never in all His perfections. He is one with whom we can have a relationship and to whom we can pray with the assurance of being heard and answered, yet He fills heaven and earth and is exalted above all that we can ever know or think.