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?

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I will return later to flesh this out and look forward to your requests for clarification

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.


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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, 2020 at 12:37
  • @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, 2020 at 14:07
  • On the other hand If God is not omnipresent, what does it mean to say he is omnipotent? Does it mean he is omnipotent but only about those things he is aware of? Aug 11, 2020 at 17:00
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    @MikeBorden - thank you Mike. ("Extremely small" is better.) Jun 25, 2022 at 20:06
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    @MikeBorden - I agree, and more, much more. Jun 27, 2022 at 6:49

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.


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