What's Wrong with Pantheism?

IF GOD IS PRESENT EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, IS NOT CREATION SO INSEPARABLE FROM GOD AS TO BE PART OF HIM?

God does exist everywhere. He, therefore, co-exists with all created beings. Yet He cannot be identified with created beings because He is in a totally different and infinitely higher order of existence. Thought and matter are in different orders of being, yet both co-exist in the same head; your thoughts and your brain co-exist in the same head but they are quite distinct from each other. So, too, a current of electricity occupies the same space as solid copper wire; but that mutual presence does not make the copper wire one with the electricity. God's presence everywhere does not make created things part of God. God is a purely spiritual being who cannot have parts; His material creation has parts, but He doesn't. Also, created things are finite or limited, and God is infinite. A finite creature cannot be, at the same time, infinite. The universe does have its very being in God because God is everywhere, but, God infinitely transcends the universe, differing from it in essence, nature, power and perfection. God is spirit (p. 3), therefore, all cannot be God, because all is not spirit.



* Please note that this text should be read in the context of the whole work and in recognition of the appropriate paragraphs of the Catechism of the Catholic Church highlighted in the index.