Who Created God?

 

If God created everything, who created God? Where did he come from? Who hasn’t thought about this question? Our children ask us, and most of us have asked the same question at sometime in our life. Does science address this subject? To answer this question we have to think beyond the realm of our world and look at the concept of time. It is difficult for us to imagine a world without time. We live our lives by the clock. Most of our activities are governed by time. But the Bible tells us that God acted before time existed. He created time, along with the other dimensions of our universe.

2 Timothy 1:9   This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time. 

1 Corinthians 2:7 No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

Titus 1:2 the hope of eternal life, which God… promised before the beginning of time.

These scriptures and many others tell us that God acted before time existed when He created our world. He created time, along with the other dimensions of our universe. This is difficult for us to understand because we live in a world of cause and effect. In other words when two or more events occur in a way that one event is the result of another; they have a cause and effect relationship. In our world we assume that this is the only way in which any kind of existence can function. But without the dimension of time, there is no cause and effect, and all things that exist in this realm would have no need of being caused. If this were true, God would not have a need to be created. God created the time dimension of our world for a reason so that cause and effect would exist for us. God created time for us, but cause and effect would not apply to the dimensions that God occupies.

Rich Deem wrote in his article Evidence For God “When Stephen Hawking, George Ellis and Roger Penrose extended the equations for general relativity to include space and time, the results showed that time has a beginning-at the moment of creation (i.e., the Big Bang). If you examine university websites, you will find that many professors make this claim- that the universe had a beginning and that this beginning marked the beginning of time (see The Universe is Not Eternal, But Had a Beginning). These assertions support the Bible’s claim that time began at the creation of the universe.”

There is no need for God to have been created. God exists either outside of time or within multiple dimensions of time. God is eternal, not needing to have been created. Time is simply a phenomenon of this universe.

Genesis 1:1 in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth

References:

Deem, Rich Evidence for God, accessed September 4, 2016

www.godandscience.org

 

By carol

Carol Ann Bailey EdD, Retired Associate Vice Chancellor, Regional Programs Assistant Professor, Director of Center for Rural Health, Retired, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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    Heather

    Thank you so much for putting the creation vs evolution debate into perspective!

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