(ahm nih' ssshence) The state of being all-knowing which theology ascribes to God. Though Scripture affirms God's immeasurable understanding (Psalms 147:5), God's omniscience is not a matter of abstract speculation. Rather, God's knowing is a matter of personal experience. God knows us intimately (Psalms 139:1-6;
Matthew 6:4,Matthew 6:6,Matthew 6:8). Such knowledge is cause for alarm for the unrighteous but for confidence for God's saints (Job 23:10;
1 Peter 3:12). See God.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'OMNISCIENCE'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".