Is that perfection by which he knows all things, and is, 1. Infinite knowledge, Ps. 146:5.—2. Eternal, generally called foreknowledge, Acts. 15:18. Is 46:10. Eph. 1:4. Acts 2:23.—3. Universal, extending to all persons, times, places, and things, Heb. 4:13. Psalm 50:10. &c.—4. perfect, relating to what is past, present, and to come. He knows all by his own essence, and not derived from any other; not successively, as we do, but independently, distinctly, infallibly, and perpetually, Jer. 10:6,7. Rom. 11:33.—5. This knowledge is peculiar to himself, Mark 13:32. Job 36:4. and not communicable to any creature.—6. It is incomprehensible to us how God knows all things, yet it is evident that he does; for to suppose otherwise is to suppose him an imperfect being, and directly contrary to the revelation he has given of himself, 1 John 3:20. Job 28:24. Job 21:22.


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