God, being the source of all intelligibility of creation, by His nature is all knowledgeable. Although many theists might view God as an 'impersonal force' of some kind, similar to the 'Force' in Star Wars, God is in fact not only personal, but more personal than we could ever imagine. This is due to God's omniscience. We are created in His image, and all ...
God created you, so for sure he knows you! God is also watching each one of us and he loves ❤ us. And yes, there are quotations, to be sure!
For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.
1 John 3:19-20
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart ...
Was Jesus omniscient regarding earthly matters?
No. At least not at all times. (eg. In Luke 2:52 Jesus is said to grow/increase/advance in wisdom depending on translation - these all imply either a lack of omniscience, or at the very least an unexercised omniscience)
Is there a notable doctrine of major denominations about this?
Looking at the context, one can see that the weakness and foolishness are seemingly so from a perspective of Jews (for whom the weakness of the cross is a stumbling block--this seems to be implied in the mocking presented by the chief priests, elders, and teachers of the law in Matthew 27:41-43, that God would express his power by physically saving his ...
The answer to this question hinges on how trinitarians understand the incarnation of Christ. And while there is broad (though not quite universal) agreement with the Chalcedonian Definition (451), and its statements that Christ is "truly God and truly Man" with two natures that are joined "unconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, [and] ...
This sounds most like process theology, though open theism is similar on this point. C. Robert Mesle explains the former simply:
In process theology, divine omniscience—God's perfect knowledge—means that God knows everything there is to know. But the future does not exist yet, except as a range of possibilities that have not yet been chosen. (Process ...
Why Did God Create the Universe (or, at least, Humanity)?
The answer to that will speak to your question about God's foreknowledge.
I will propose an executive summary: the purpose of humanity1 is to
know and love God. (Jn 17:3) The testimony of the Scripture is at least compatible
with this idea, though I find more than just circumstantial evidence in
Read Psalm 139. God knows everything about you
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have ...
Undoubtedly we can say that Jesus' divine nature is omniscient, but your confusion could result from identifying Wisdom too closely with Jesus. In Luke 11:31-35, Jesus speaks of John the Baptist, himself and then Wisdom, but only in the third person and such terms that it would be difficult for us to think of her as his divine nature:
Luke 11:31-35: "Then ...
What you are asking about is the rationale behind a doctrine called 'the preservation of Scripture'. The doctrine basically seeks to answer whether or not God will preserve his infalliable message, even though it is transmitted by fallable men.
How are the Scriptures Transmitted? (A Primer on Preservation)
A straw man would pit Jesus saying, "Surely I ...
Your main dilemma here is on the authenticity of the Bible.
On the authenticity of the Bible: It is indeed a complicated topic to discuss about the authenticity of the Bible. However, there are enough manuscripts available to produce the original text of the Bible. This question "How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?" may help you get a better idea on original ...
Two possible explanations.
1. God appears foolish to men:
1 Corinthians 1:25 (New Life Version )
God’s plan looked foolish to men, but it is wiser than the best plans
of men. God’s plan which
may look weak is stronger than the strongest plans of men.
The very idea that we are all sinners and God Himself had to come down to earth in human form ...
A Christianity.com article What Does it Mean That God Is Omniscient provides an excellent overview of different senses of God's omniscient with Bible verses for each category such as:
God Has Perfect Knowledge: Job 37:16, Matt 6:10
God is Our Source of Knowledge: 1 John 3:20, Matt 6:8
God Is Our Creator: Ps 147:4, Job 37:14-16, Matt 10:29-30, Ps 139:15-16
In standard Christian theology, God is described as omniscient, or all-knowing (by major theologians such as St Aquinas). This is incompatible with being deceived. Accordingly we would not interpret any passage in the Bible as implying God was deceived, unless we wished to discard this core belief.
There is no necessity in God. He is the first cause. All He does is a voluntary initiative. Part of asking "why" questions is to find preceding cause/effect chains that led up to an event occurring. There is no "Why" here. God is. His speech is an expression of His unchanging nature.
21 “His eyes are on the ways of mortals;
he sees their ...
God knows each and every one of us personally. Our entire purpose in this life, yea the key to eternal life is to ultimately reciprocate that- to come to Know Him and His Son. Consider John 17:3 , Acts 17:27.
God is Omniscient, or "all knowing." He knows all things- 1 John 3:20, and His understanding is unsearchable Isaiah 40:28 (literally "there is no ...
An extremely comprehensive treatment of the historical position and evolution of this issue from the Catholic Church perspective is here. It is impossible to summarise it in this space without copying from there in extenso. Some remarks:
Christology argues that Jesus has two natures, namely divine and human. Therefore, theologians have differentiated between ...
There is nothing to reconcile, and I will illustrate it in two manners.
God the Almighty
Christians believe that God is transcendent. He is not bound the universe. He is not described by physics. The uncertainties described by quantum physics are no different.
You have already recognized Christianity recognized God as Almighty. Even if we gloss over that ...
Philippians 4:6 tells us
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God."
In Acts 1:13-14, after Jesus ascends, we see
"And when they (the Apostles) had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and ...
First, it would be helpful to just define the term for the sake of clarity. Omniscience means "all-knowing" and this is derived from "omni" which is a prefix taken from Latin meaning "all", and "scientia", from Latin for "knowledge."
According to many (perhaps most) Reformed theologians, God has foreknowledge of everything NOT because he somehow looks into ...
The traditional Calvinistic understanding of the relationship between God's knowledge and God's decree relies on an important distinction, which I'll briefly explain, then present to you how Historically Reformed Confessions articulate the relationship.
When we are talking about "time" before creation, we must understand that "time" in any traditional ...
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.
Eastern Orthodox doctrine holds that "the knowledge of God is vision and immediate understanding of everything, both that which exists and that which is possible, the present, the past, and the future."1
This is consistent with Scripture:
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and ...
There really isn't any contradiction between the two Scriptures, their divergence is simply a small look at God.
God is shown in the Old Testament as the God of second chances, and in the New Testament as the God of grace.
In the Old Testament what we see is God continuously allowing mankind the opportunity to repent and return to the God of creation; ...
God is cannot be deceived.
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19
Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. Psalms 44:21
And he ...
This is a big debate between the so-called Classical Theists who believe that God's knowing everything is absolute and includes exhaustive foreknowledge of the future as a certain absolute not merely as possible contingencies, and the Open Theists who believe that God only knows everything that's possible to be known and that the future is not possible to be ...
If God is omniscient how can he regret?
The ability to know things would not exclude the possibility of having an emotional reaction.
A parent may know that his child is going to fall down, however, that parent still encourages the child to learn to walk. The child that bangs his head on the coffee table can cause regret in the heart of the parent.
This is an anthropomorphism, which according to The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, 77:20, page 1288:
21. (the first of three paragraphs on the subject) The attribution of human features and behavior to nonhuman beings (along with anthropopathism - the attribution of human feelings) is common in both religious and profane literature of all cultures. What ...