The god who grew in Wisdom

Sami Zaatari


According to the Gospel of Luke, we read the following about Jesus:

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. (Luke 2:52)

So according to Luke, Jesus grew in wisdom, which means that over time he became smarter, just like a normal human being, over time we get older and we grow in wisdom, we learn new things etc.

Now the problem with this is that Jesus is supposedly God according to many Christians, so therefore the Q we have to ask is how in the world does God get smarter over time? He is all knowing! His wisdom is perfect, and he doesn't need to take time to learn new things! So if Jesus is God, this then means the God of Christians has an imperfect knowledge, since his knowledge had to grow over time.

In fact we find evidence that the God of the Bible is not all knowing from the OT as well:

 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.  And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (Genesis 6:6-7)

So according to the OT God repented and felt bad for making mankind, he felt bad because mankind were so evil, so he regretted the creation of man, and hence he destroyed them all with the great flood, sparing only Noah and his family and a few good other people. This shows again that the God of the Bible is not all knowing, since if he was then he would have already known that man would be corrupt and evil, yet is apparent that he didn't, rather he had to learn about over time when he saw how man behaved!

Another problem with Luke 2:52 is that it claims that Jesus also became more favourable to God over time, yet according to Christians Jesus has existed in eternity with God, and was already loved by God and so forth, so how is it possible for Jesus to increase his stature in the sight of God?!

Another problem is that Jesus is God, so how in the world does Jesus increase his favour with God if he is God, so in other words Jesus increases his favour with himself!

So in conclusion we are left with a lot of problems, problems that yet again prove that Jesus is not God, but a man, a prophet, because only men and prophets grow in wisdom and stature in the sight of God.

And Allah Knows Best!