In talking to Jehovah's Witnesses I found it difficult to discover what they believed on these three attributes:

Omnipotent - God cannot be thwarted by the Devil, sin, sinners, or the world but is all-powerful in all things.

Omniscient - God knows all things about all things, past, present and future, all the time. Nothing escapes his knowledge, including our thoughts & motives.

Omnipresent - God is in all places, at all times, in the fullness of his being. It is not just a bit of God everywhere, but all of God is everywhere all the time.

So he does not need angels or anyone else to inform him of anything anywhere at any time.

What is the Jehovah's Witness belief on these matters?


We don’t teach that Jehovah is omnipresent.



We do teach that Jehovah is omniscient. However when it comes to foreknowledge he does not choose to exercise it in all circumstances. https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001549#h=7

We do teach that Jehovah is omnipotent.


This article is very informative on both omniscience and omnipotence Below is an excerpt.

Jehovah is also all-knowing, all-wise —omniscient. He can foresee whatever he wishes to foresee. Of him it is said: “There is not a creation that is not manifest to his sight, but all things are naked and openly exposed to the eyes of him with whom we have an accounting.” —Hebrews 4:13.

God’s omnipotence and omniscience make it impossible for him to fail. He always predicts the future accurately. Hence, he could say: “Surely just as I have figured, so it must occur; and just as I have counseled, that is what will come true.” (Isaiah 14:24)

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    +1. It's a good start. But how can he be omniscient if he is not omnipresent? Aug 11 '20 at 12:27
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    Also, if God could know the future but chooses not to as your view says isn't this a lack of care and love on God's part?? Aug 11 '20 at 12:37
  • If God foreknows all badness is he not responsible for allowing it to happen? Would it not be cruel to tell Adam eve what he expects of them while knowing that they would fail? Would it not be wrong for God to create the spirit creatures who would later turn intoSatan and the demons if God foreknew this?
    – Kris
    Aug 11 '20 at 12:50
  • If omniscience is dependent on omnipresence is God truly omnipotent?
    – Kris
    Aug 11 '20 at 14:02
  • @AndrewShanks "isn't this a lack of care and love on God's part??" The illustration in the Foreknowledge article Kris posted may help.
    – agarza
    Aug 11 '20 at 14:07

According to the https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/102005167 article by the Jehovah's Witnesses God is not omnipresent, but God is omnipotent and omniscient.

”The Bible’s Viewpoint

Is God Everywhere?

GOD is fittingly described as omnipotent and omniscient​—almighty and all-knowing. Yet, when attempting further to describe God’s greatness, some add a third term​—omnipresent. They believe that God is present everywhere simultaneously.

While none of these descriptive terms are found in the Bible, the first two are clearly supported by Scriptural teachings. (Genesis 17:1; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 11:17) God is indeed omnipotent, and he is omniscient in the sense that nothing can be hidden from him. But is he omnipresent? Is God everywhere, or is he a person with a specific dwelling place?"

As can be seen the JW's teach that the terms "omnipotent and omniscient" are clearly supported by Scriptural teachings.

  • Please stick to just answering the question. There are other places to explain non-JW teachings, but this isn't one of them.
    – curiousdannii
    Nov 28 at 21:39

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