As I stated in a previous blog, I am reading Christian Beliefs: 20 Basics every Christian Should know by Wayne and Elliot Grudem. Here of are some of main points of Chapter 2 titled “What is God Like.”
God is Omniscient
God knows everything, He has complete knowledge, and nothing is hidden.
- And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13)
- in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. (1 John 3:20)
He fully knows Himself.
- For to us God revealed them through the Spirit ; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10-11)
He knows all possible events that will not happen.
- Example: “Woe to you, Chorazin ! Woe to you, Bethsaida ! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. ( Matthew 11:21)
God is always, at all times fully aware of everything, and His knowledge never changes or grows. He has always known everything that would happen, and all the things that He would do.