Tuesday, October 30, 2007



I do not have an all perfect answer and probably never will. Which is part of the reason why it is the first topic I'd like to discuss. But in order for this to be a discussion and not just me talking your ear off I'm going to need your participation to get involved. If you'll notice it doesn't seem like many people were interested in the discussion group, but rather I broke everyone up in groups so that you guys can talk to people you may not normally talk to. People that may or may not agree with your opinion. All opinions are accepted in this discussion, but you must say it is your "opinion" when you state it. Feel free to e-mail each other... don't just limit the discussion to talking to me-- I will post your responses so everyone in your group can see them.

Now back to the Topic.

Is God Omniscient? (Meaning Is God All knowing?)

"Christianity holds that God is omniscient. While this term has proven a bit troublesome to define [1], it is generally taken to mean exhaustive knowledge of the universe, i.e., of all existence. This means, any being said to be omniscient must possess all possible knowledge of all things, past, present and future. No knowledge, even knowledge of fictions, could lie outside the purview of the omniscient mind."

Commentary by Anton Thorn


"Many verses in the Bible seem to support the notion of God's "omniscience", his knowing of all things, including all future thoughts and actions. But, does the Bible definitely teach that God is omniscient?"

Joseph Francis Alward
August 31, 2000


Here is what the dictionary has to say about God

1. God

a. A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions.

b. The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being.

2. A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality.

3. An image of a supernatural being; an idol.

4. One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed: Money was their god.

5. A very handsome man.

6. A powerful ruler or despot.



MoreQuestions to Reflect On:
What does it mean to be All Knowing???
If God knows every Decision we make... what is our Purpose in Life? (Robots?)
If God is not Omniscient... then are destructive events such as 9-11 a part of God's plan?

Things to keep in Mind:
God is the Alpha and Omega
The bible never said God was Omniscient
God knew you before you were born

This is a Discussion, not one of my sermons or cool info sheets that tell you all the things I found out about through researching scripture. I expect to see involvement on your part. If the word "Discussion" didn't sink in the first time and this isn't what you were expecting... well then let me know and I will take you out of the group if you no longer are interested in taking part

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