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The Omniscience of God: Wisdom

The Omniscience of God can be described as one of his communicable attributes.  In this instance, I desire to look into one aspect of his mental attributes, which is his wisdom. 
In virtue of his wisdom, God chooses the highest ends and uses the fittest means to accomplish them.  In other words, He always chooses the best goals and the best means to those goals.  This is more than God knowing all things, but his decision's related to his actions are always wise decisions - they will always bring about the best results, from God's perspective, and the best results from the best possible means. 
Wisdom is not invented conceptions, or harmony of theories with theories; but is humble obedience of the mind to the reception of facts that are revealed in things by God.  Thus man's wisdom, obedience, and faith are all names for different aspects of the same thing.  Wisdom in God is the moral choice which makes truth and holiness supreme.  It is not enough to mean well.  Our methods…

The Omniscience of God: Knowledge

The Omniscience of God can be described as one of his communicable attributes.  In this instance, I desire to look into one aspect of his mental attributes, which is his knowledge. 
By this it is meant that God's perfect and eternal knowledge of all things which are objects of knowledge, whether they be actual or possible, past, present, or future.  A simple definition is that God fully knows himself and all things actual and possible in one simple eternal act.  Elihu says that God is the one "who is perfect in knowledge" (Job 37:16) , and John says that God "knows everything" (1 John 3:20).  This quality of knowing everything is omniscience, and because God knows everything, his therefore omniscient (all-knowing).  In Latin,omnis means "all" andsciens means "knowing".
Captured in this definition is first, God fully knows himself.  His own being is unlimited and infinite.  So only one who is infinite can fully know himself and us.  In 1 Corin…