Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! (Romans 11:33).
A pastor recently told me that God doesn’t know everything. His reasoning was simple: God asks a lot of questions. Sure, that’s proof positive that the Almighty Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all that is … is also an idiot. His comment was met with laughing and “Amens” from his congregation.
The Bible does contain many questions asked by God, but is asking a question a sign of ignorance?
The college professor asks his students questions; and a loving mother will ask questions of her child. Do the questions of a teacher or a parent mean that the questioner doesn’t already know the answer? NO!
As both a teacher and a parent, I often ask questions, not because I don’t know the answer, but because I want to see if the one I’m talking with knows the answer or will tell the truth. I look into the kitchen sink and see that Daniel hasn’t cleaned the dishes. I’ll ask, “Daniel, did you wash the dirty dishes?” Will he tell the truth or lie? Will he make an excuse or take responsibility for his failure?
This pastor’s heresy means that God needs man rather than man needing God. It makes man greater than God. Man becomes the arbiter of truth. It exalts mankind as the master and degrades God to being the servant. It immortalizes the Bible as humanity’s eternal record of God’s stupidity and man’s brilliance.
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or as His counselor has taught Him? With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding? (Isaiah 40:13-14).