Category Archives: Omniscience

jesus’ knowledge in the gospel of john – part 1

I was recently challenged on the concept of Jesus in the gospel of John. The challenger stated that Jesus is depicted as omniscient or semi-omniscient. Jesus, throughout the gospel of John, seems to have access to God’s knowledge (and power) … Continue reading

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the moabites thwart God

In 2 Kings 3, Jehoram (king of Israel) and Jehoshaphat (king of Judah) set out to defeat the rebellious Moabites. Jehoshaphat inquires of the prophet of Yahweh as to the outcome of the battle. This prophet is Elisha and Elisha … Continue reading

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the divine council of God

The divine council is the Jewish theological idea that Yahweh holds court in heaven and consults other divine beings (best understood as spirits and angels). In several Biblical descriptions is the setting of a royal court. God has a throne … Continue reading

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can God be wearied?

Isa 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary [yaw-gah]. His understanding is unsearchable.     Isaiah 40 is commonly used … Continue reading

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critical thinking applied to psalms 139

In Psalms 139, the text possibly claims that God knows all words before they exit the mouth (I am purposely using an ambiguous sentence): Psa 139:4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O LORD, You … Continue reading

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God interrogating adam as an evidence for open theism

In Genesis 3, there is a scene in which God asks Adam questions. This narrative is largely ignored by those who claim a classical understanding of omniscience. But an examination of the text shows that this text cannot just be … Continue reading

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Christian cliches – of course He can because He is God

When Non-Christians (or even Christians) ask Christians if God can do/know/be/have something, often the response is “of course He does because He is God.” Or the phrase might be in the form of a negative “if God did not do/know/be/have … Continue reading

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