If God is All-knowing, why did He need the testimony to be opened?
Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.
"And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened." (15:5.)
C. If the Christian God was an All-knowing, what was the business of the witnesses there, since He would have known everything by his Omniscience. It makes it positively clear that the Christian God is not Omniscient. Can such a being as man who is possessed of finite knowledge do the works of God? No, never, never. Many impossible things are told of angels in this book. No one can believe them to be true the book is so full of such absurdities that it is useless to dwell any longer on the subject.
Answer: Testimony here is an allusion to the ark of Testimony which was at the Temple of God in Jerusalem. The testimony is the covenant of God based on which the LORD God judges the people. Maharishi’s total ignorance of the Holy Bible led him to misunderstand the passage.
Deuteronomy 31: 26 “Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there as a witness against you.”
Further, God calling witnesses for the sake of His subjects does not contradict the omniscience of God rather only show that the human beings are not omniscient.