Hope Community Church
REFUEL Mid-Week Bible Study (May 17th, 2017)
A casual, topical bible study to help "fill up your tank" in the middle of the week. Come as you are and dig deeper into the Word! • Coffee bar at 6:30 in the auditorium • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids "Mid-Week Mania" (grades K-5th) provided
Locations & Times
Expand
  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM
Attributes of God
Week 4:
God Is Omniscient

Definition=
God is infinite in knowledge.

1. God knows all things actually existing.
This is different than saying:
• God can know anything that He wants to know.
• There is nothing God cannot learn if He puts His mind to it.
• God can recall anything He wants, when He wants to.

"To say that God is omniscient is to say that He possesses perfect knowledge and therefore has no need to learn. But it is more: it is to say that God has never learned and cannot learn.”
–A.W. Tozer

This includes:
Things others do not know
1. God knows all things actually existing.
This includes:
• Things others do not know
The universe
1. God knows all things actually existing.
This includes:
• Things others do not know
• The universe
• Our works
1. God knows all things actually existing.
This includes:
• Things others do not know
• The universe
• Our works
• Our ways
1. God knows all things actually existing.
This includes:
• Things others do not know
• The universe
• Our works
• Our ways
• Our words
1. God knows all things actually existing.
This includes:
• Things others do not know
• The universe
• Our works
• Our ways
• Our words
• Our hearts
1. God knows all things actually existing.
This includes:
• Things others do not know
• The universe
• Our works
• Our ways
• Our words
• Our hearts
• Our needs
2. God knows all things possible...
• Regarding those who believe
2. God knows all things possible...
• Regarding those who believe
• Regarding those who do not believe
3. God knows the future...
• Regarding Israel
Ezekiel 37:1-5, 11, 21-22 NKJV

3. God knows the future...
• Regarding Israel
• Regarding those who falter
3. God knows the future...
• Regarding Israel
• Regarding those who falter
• Regarding future judgment
Conclusions:
1. God knows all things that have occurred, are occurring, and will occur in the future.
2. There is a difference between knowledge and causation.
"Free actions do not take place because they are foreseen, but they are foreseen because they will take place.”
–Henry Thiessen
(Systematic Theology)
3. God's omniscience means He alone is fit to judge all people.
4. God's omniscience is a source of inspiration, conviction, and motivation.