In my continuing series of questions about Christianity, here is my third.
PastorSZ said something interesting in one of their replies to my first question. It was:
“Omniscience has come to mean “knows everything,” which is not entirely the case, since God has chosen not to know certain things. On the other hand, the more accurately translated definition of Omniscience would be “sees everything,” which seems to apply a whole lot better. Either way, “Omniscient” actually is not in the Bible, but is a term applied to God by theologians after Scripture was written.“
If that is in fact true and God doesn’t know everything. Doesn’t that mean that God may change his mind on things that come about?
If that’s the case then doesn’t that mean he would basically send more prophets to “add or edit stuff”?
It certainly adds an interesting spin on things and could explain a lot.
What about instances where people avoid certain death because they didn’t take that road they were going to take, because they “accidentally” missed the exit and in turn avoided whatever calamity may have killed them on that road. Pure coincidence or divine hand ?
If the latter is what you believe, then God must have known what was going to happen.
We hear stories like this all the time.
So which is it, does God know everything or not? If God chooses not to know everything but only certain things, how does that play in?