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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Omniscience of God

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Is that perfection by which he knows all things, and is,

1. Infinite knowledge, Ps. cxivi. 5.

2. Eternal, generally called foreknowledge, Acts 15:18 . Isaiah 46:10 . Ephesians 1:4 . Acts 2:23 .

3. Universal, extending to all persons, times, places, and things, Hebrews 4:13 . Psalms 50:10 . &c.

4. perfect, relating to what is past, present, and to come. He knows all by his own essence, and not derived from any other; not successively, as we do, but independently, distinctly, infallibly, and perpetually, Jeremiah 10:6-7 . Romans 11:1-36 .

5. This knowledge is peculiar to himself, Mark 13:32 . Job 36:4 . and not communicable to any creature.

6. It is incomprehensible to us how God knows all things, yet it is evident that he does; for to suppose otherwise is to suppose him an imperfect being, and directly contrary to the revelation he has given of himself, 1 John 3:20 . Job 28:24 . Job 21:22 .

See Charnock's Works, vol. 1: p. 271; Abernethy's Sermons, vol. 1: p. 290, 306; Howe's Works, vol. 1: p. 102, 103; Gill's Div. vol. 1: p. 85. oct.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Omniscience of God'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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