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Errors in the claims of omniscience of God

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God is Neither Omniscient Nor Omnipotent

Epicurus Sums It Up Quite Well
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
– Epicurus [341–270 B.C.]

God Is Not Omniscient

There Are Times in the Bible When God Doesn’t Know All, and Tests People to Find Things Out


The Bible says God is perfect in knowledge, knows all thoughts, all secrets, sees all and no-one can hide from God. See: 1 Samuel 2:3, Job 28:24; 37:16; 42:2, Psalm 44:21; 139:4,7-8; 147:5, Proverbs 15:3, Jeremiah 16:17, 23:24, Acts 1:24, Hebrews 4:13, Matthew 10:30 and 1 John 3:19-20. Yet there are times when God doesn’t know things, such as where people are. Check these verses:

  ● Genesis 3:8-13 – Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord, amongst the trees of the garden, and God had to go find them, and then asks them questions.
  ● Genesis 11:4 -9 – Tower of Babel;: God “comes down” to see what the people are up to.
  ● Genesis 6:6 – And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. An omniscient LORD would have no reason to repent for he would have known in advance how his creations would turn out.
  ● Genesis 18:20-21 – “Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous 21that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.””
  ● Genesis 32:22-30 – In this obscure story, Jacob wrestles with God in bodily form and sees God face-to-face. God asks Jacob what Jacob’s name is; yet an all-knowing god would know
  ● Numbers 22:9 – Balaam and some Moabite officials spend a night waiting for God, who duly pops down for a visit, “And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?” An all-knowing God would have known.
  ● Job 1:7, 2:2 – “And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.”
  ● Hosea 8:4 – Some princes of Israel were set up without God’s knowledge.

Sometimes, it is said in the Bible that God tests people. In Deuteronomy 8:1-2 God reveals that the 40-years in the wilderness was a test done by God to find out what was in people’s hearts – whether they would still obey orders.
In Deuteronomy 13:1-5 God sends some false prophets and wonder-workers as tests to see if people will follow other gods, and in 2 Chronicles 32:31 God is doing similar fact-finding tests.
Yet an all-knowing God, creator of all time, knows exactly who will pass any tests, and knows exactly what is in everyone’s heart. So either God is lying about his reasons, or, god is not actually all-knowing. See: “God Never Needs to Test Us” by Vexen Crabtree (2005).

Tower of Babel Story Proves Once More That God is Not Omniscient

Genesis


11:4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
11:6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
11:8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

This passage demonstrates two instances of the Bible’s errors

1. The supposedly omniscient God did not know humans were incapable of building a tower “whose top may reach unto heaven.”
2. The supposedly omniscient God did not KNOW that there were already multiple languages.
By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations. Genesis 10:5
God must have forgotten about this verse.

According to the above verses, God believed that these people could actually build a tower “whose top may reach unto heaven.”

In science, before a hypothesis can be accepted as true, it must be falsifiable. That is, there must be something, which, if found, would prove the hypothesis to be false. The hypothesis that “God is omniscient” is falsified with this passage. God did not know that humans were unable to reach heaven no matter how tall a tower they built.

In addition, this passage contains another example of God’s lack of knowledge.

“And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower…“

If God were omniscient, he wouldn’t have to “come down to see” . He would know, without having to “come down”, what the people were doing and what their intentions were.

Multiple Language – Internal Inconsistency and Erroneous History

In this chapter we learn that languages were created and people dispersed during the time of Babel.

11:9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

But just one chapter earlier, we are told that Noah’s sons actually divided the people into their nations along with creating their own tongues.

Genesis 10:5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations.

Linguistics is the scientific study of how languages develop. No linguist believes that different languages originated with the dispersion of Noah’s sons or the dispersion of the peoples of Babel. Both stories are fables.

God is Not Omnipotent

Wrestling


God loses a wrestling match with Jacob even though God strikes Jacob in his testicles. Gen 32:24-30

Wheels of Iron

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. Judges 1:19



Could Not Convince People That He Is God

Jesus is rejected by those who knew him the best, the people from his home town of Nazareth.

“They were offended at him … and he could do there no mighty work.” Mark 6:3-5

Forgive Those Who Reject You

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. Mark 6:11

The Point Is…

Man Created God in His Own Image


The God of the Bible is very much the product of the imagination of an ignorant people. He has all the human desires and foibles. He is jealous, angry, capricious, impatient , wrathful, ad nauseum. His knowledge of science exceedith not that of a primitive, ignorant man. His use of weaponry (he throws stones at enemies) is the same as that of primitive, ignorant man. He lacks compassion for those who do not idolize and worship him. In short, there is nothing tangible to set the biblical god apart from the state of humanity at the time of the writing of the bible.

As shown below, he is anything but omniscient and omnipotent. Evidence for his powers consists only of written assertions by these ancient, ignorant people attesting to his power. Yet, because these writers were, in many cases, unaware of what others had written, they include assertions that totally contradict one another. Using these contradictions, it is easy to prove that God is not omniscient, nor is he omnipotent.

These stories are nonsense written by unknown people to explain things they, in their total ignorance of almost everything, could not understand. These stories could not have been authored by an omniscient God. We take nonsense stories like this as evidence that the Bible is false and should not be used as a Holy, divine document.

QED
The Church of Truth



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