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What is the difference between Omniscient and Omnipotent?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jul 09, 2020

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K. Shadrach

K. Shadrach

Answered Oct 10, 2019

Omniscient and Omnipotent are two words that are used mostly by believers whenever they want to talk about the attributes of God. The one part of the two is a Latin word, which means 'all'. These two words are special because they are referring to God; the supreme being. Both words are adjectives, and they can be used as nouns. Being an Omniscient means having enough knowledge about everything. It is a word that can be used to refer to someone that is all-knowing.

Omniscient and Omnipotent are two words that are used mostly by believers whenever they want to
People think of God as the only person with the full knowledge of everything that hasn't been revealed to man. Omnipotent, on the other hand, means to have unlimited power, authority, or force. The word omnipotent has its origin from the Latin word "omnipotentem". The 'potent' part means powerful, and together with Omni, it forms all-powerful. This word can only be used for someone who has demonstrated this ability, and that person is God.

 

L. Gibson

L. Gibson, Science Professor

Answered Sep 17, 2019

The word “omniscient” and “omnipotent” are terms used in a religious context. They do not mean the same thing. These terms are used to describe the character or the attribute of God. Omnipotent refers to having unlimited power, force or authority to do anything at any time. An omnipotent being is able to anything he chooses, is not prevented or limited to anything, has the power to do anything.

The word “omniscient” and “omnipotent” are terms used in a religious
However, omniscience refers to the capacity or ability to know everything. It is another attribute often used to describe God. It describes a being that knows everything with no restrictions. The supreme being of any religion is regarded as omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. Hope you find this information helpful.

 

Christian Jackson

Christian Jackson, Content Developer, Austin

Answered Sep 11, 2019

Both terms are approaching similar and are usually used with each other in the context of religion. Omniscient pertains to infinite knowledge, awareness, understanding, wisdom, or perception. It is also used as related to universality and wholeness of mentioned attributes. Omniscient can be categorized as inherent (to know things a being wants to know and also what can be known) and total (knowing all things regardless of aspiration or inclination) — omnipotent means infinite power, authority, and might.

Both terms are approaching similar and are usually used with each other in the context of religion.
A being who obtains this level of power would undertake total control of all realms and situations. The Supreme being of any faith is believed to be omnipotent and having powers beyond the imagination. The Supreme being is also considered as reliable and in agreement to its nature.

 

I. Klose

I. Klose, Accountant, Franklin

Answered Sep 04, 2019

Omniscient means limitless knowledge while omnipresent means limitless power. When someone is omniscient, this means that the person is wise. He has universal knowledge and he knows things that other people may not know. Someone who is omnipresent has the ability to do everything that his heart desires. He would be powerful and mighty in doing what he thinks will work best for a lot of people.

Omniscient means limitless knowledge while omnipresent means limitless power. When someone is
Human beings may show some signs of being omniscient and omnipresent but some say that only God is like this. He knows everything and you cannot hide everything from his. He is also very powerful and he will change people’s lives in an instant.

 

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