How Can You Wander From A God Who Is Everywhere?

I will make this post short and sweet. The title for this post was inspired by Hosea 7:11-13. It reads:

Ephraim was like a silly dove; they called unto Egypt, they went unto Asshur; when they shall go, I will spread out My net upon them; woe unto them because they have wandered away from Me.

If God is Infinite and everywhere how can we wander off to a place where God is absent? The only rational conclusion is that this biblical passage has a psycho-spiritual meaning. In other words, we can go to a place in our hearts and minds where God has no influence.

Anyone can grasp the idea that if we turn our backs to God’s tenets we indeed remove ourselves from God – not physically, but spiritually. Even fundamentalists can agree that this idea makes doctrinal sense.

The challenge, however, is that this psycho-spiritual exegesis (interpretation) can be distilled from ALL passages that represent the TRUE revealed wisdom of the Lord God’s Holy Word.

If going from “Egypt” to “Asshur” results in people wandering away from God, then these physical places must actually represent states of mind and preferences that take us further from Divine Truth (like reasoning from our own worldly prudence). The point is that all nations, cities, peoples, armies and events of Sacred Scripture correlate and correspond to some process that is taking place within the human heart and spirit.

Only a multi-dimensional document, capable of expressing higher levels of meaning can contain God’s Infinite Wisdom. The ontological reality of these higher levels of meaning that are built into the very architecture of the Holy Word is where the Bible has its true sacredness, its true authority and its inerrancy.

In other words, the Holy Word is more sacred than we humans can ever imagine!

Any thoughts?



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EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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2 Responses to How Can You Wander From A God Who Is Everywhere?

  1. dcmattozzi says:

    Thanks and God Bless

  2. thegodguy says:

    Dear dcmattozzi,

    I am delighted that you feel an Infinitely Wise God is quite capable of designing a vehicle capable of delivering inexhaustible content.

    Spiritually yours,

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