Roots of the Faith – “The Attributes of God: Omniscient”

My notes for Wednesday night, Feb 8th. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. Our study over the next few months will be “The Roots of the Faith.” This study will focus on key biblical truths that will transform our thinking and allow us to faithfully live out the Christian life. You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Resources for this Study

50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith – Gregg R. Allision

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine – Wayne Grudem

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth – John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue


“The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scripture. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped.”  A.W. Pink

God is Omniscient

God knows all things. He fully knows (1) himself, his infinite knowledge encompassing his infinite being; (2) the past, which is as vivid to him as the present; (3) the present, even the most minute details of life; (4) the future, even the freewill decisions and actions of his creatures; (5) all actual things—that is, people and events that exist and happen; and (6) all possible things—that is, people and events that could possibly exist and happen, but never do.

Gregg R. Allison, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith: A Guide to Understanding and Teaching Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books: A Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2018), 82.

Total knowledge/All-knowing

  • God knows everything
  • God knows the details of life
  • Present and Future
  • His knowledge and His authority…He is the ultimate judge
  1. All things (2 Chron. 16:9; Isa. 40:13; Rom. 11:34; Heb. 4:13; 1 John 3:20)
  2. All needs (Matt. 6:8, 32)
  3. Even the smallest physical things (Matt. 10:30)
  4. The heart of man (1 Kings 8:39; Ps. 7:9; Prov. 15:11; Jer. 11:20; 17:9–10; 20:12; Luke 16:15; Rom. 8:27; 1 Thess. 2:4; 1 John 3:20)
  5. The thoughts and meditations of man (Ps. 139:2; Ezek. 11:5; 1 Cor. 3:20)
  6. Future things (Isa. 41:22–26; 42:8–9; 43:9–12; 44:6–8; 46:9–11)

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