Hm. I think the belief that God is all-knowing kind of negates the idea that he could learn anything he didn't already know. However, giving us free will does put an interesting kink in it. Maybe He could be surprised? As in, He knows what choices we have and what the various consequences would be, but lets us pick which one. Maybe like playing dominoes: You know they're going to stand or fall in some direction if you poke them, but the question is which? That's more like observation and pleasant surprise or disappointment than learning, I think. Or maybe he all-knowingly sees the future, knows what we'll pick already and is just (figuratively) eating popcorn and rolling his eyes at us? Interesting question. :)
NO. God neither learns nor encourages learning. The god hates all wise, thinking and learning precisely for the same reason a robber dislikes a sheriff, or a thief despises the prosecuting witness.
Gods have always been illiterate and ignorant. As gods generally depend upon priests for information, the ignorance of gods can hardly excite our astonishment. The gods did not even know the shape of the worlds they had created, but supposed them perfectly flat. Some thought the day could be lengthened by stopping the sun, that the blowing of horns could throw down the walls of a city, and all knew so little of the real nature of the people they had created, that they commanded the people to love them. Some were so ignorant as to suppose that man could believe just as god might want, or as god might command, and that to be governed by investigation, reason, and experience was a most foul and damning sin. None of these gods could give a true account of the creation of this little earth. All were woefully ignorant in geology and astronomy. As a rule, all gods have been the most miserable of legislators, and as executives, they were far inferior to the average of NASA Scientists.
A. W. Tozer wrote of God's omniscience, "Because God knows all things perfectly, He knows no thing better than any other thing, but all things equally well. He never discovers anything, He is never surprised, never amazed. He never wonders about anything nor (except when drawing men out for their own good) does He seek information or ask questions." (A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy, pp. 61-62).
( 59 ) And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record .
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If he knows everything, then he cannot learn anything. I thought God could do anything. This question is kinda similar to the old: "Can God create a rock so heavy, that he cannot lift it?" Anyway, there is no God.
Nope he knows it all. He knows you. he knew when you were going to be born and where. he knows how your life is going to turn out. he knows all our names. and he knows when the world is going down. HE KNOWS EVERYTHING. HE DOESN'T LEARN HE JUST KNOWS. Hard to belive I know