Is God All Knowing?

The Bible says God is not All Knowing

by Ibn Anwar

Believe it or not the Bible actually says God is NOT All Knowing. Christian readers, please remain calm in your seats. I am sure you are either bewildered or angered(perhaps both) by my insinuation. Fear not, I am not without proof. However, let me briefly explain what the Bible is for the benefit of those who are not familiar with it. In brief, the Bible comes from Biblos which is Greek for a collection on books. Hence, the Bible is a compilation of many books in one volume. The Bible is partitioned into two main parts, namely; The Old Testament and the New Testament. There are canonical differences amongst the major Churches of Christianity in regards to the Bible e.g. The Catholic Bible contains 73 books and the Protestant Church contains 66.

Christians do not believe in a verbal dictated revelation like the Qur’an. They believe in what is called “inspiration” i.e. that the Holy Spirit(a member of the Trinity) traversed the world to select certain men(mostly anonymous to us) and inspired them to write accounts of various things. In short, the Bible is from God but not the ad verbatim words of God Himself.

Is the following from an All Knowing, Omniscient God?

“And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was [the son] of Heli,”

(Luke 3:23)

About? Uncertainty? Unsure? If God, the Holy Spirit inspired the above, then one may deduce that clearly he was NOT sure of Jesus’ age.

Does that not mean that God(according to the verse if he inspired it) is lax and deficient in knowledge?

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2 Responses to “Is God All Knowing?”

  1. Carey says:

    Your argument on this point is not taking into account the use of language – as it is MEANT to be used. The word “about” being used does not mean the fact was not known, only that it was not deemed to be important to the main point of the passage.

  2. Ibn Anwar says:

    Assalamu’alaikum,
    “The word “about” being used does not mean the fact was not known”? How do you know this? It was not deemed important, so the exact detail isn’t given? Did someone tell you this or is it your own personal interpretation? I think, it’s your own interpretation..the text itself is quite telling. Anyway, which do you think is more important..Jesus’ age or the mode of transportation used by Jesus to enter Jerusalem on many occassions e.g. donkey? lol…come on man..nice try…thanks

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