Who created God? Where did God come from?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
A common argument from atheists and skeptics is that if all things need a cause, then God must also need a cause. The conclusion is that if God needed a cause, then God is not God (and if God is no...

July 01 2013 8 responses Vote Up Share Report

Eced7a1f c81d 42f4 95ea 9d5719dce241 Singapore Moses Messenger of God, CEO in IT industry, Astronaut, Scientist
God is a Spirit Being and He is a person with a personal spirit body, a personal soul, and a personal spirit, like that of angels, and like that of man except His body is of spirit substance instead of flesh and bones (Job 13:8; Heb 1:3). We have one God revealed in three Persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Within the inner life of the one God exists a mystery, a richness of love and fellowship among three Divine Persons. The three Persons are unified as one in the Godhead and yet distinct in person and function. 

All the three persons in Godhead are Self Existing, meaning they have NO beginning and no end.No one created them but they created us all. God created everything for His mankind, but he created men to worship Him. Man is the visible image and likeness making the invisible God clearly seen as in Rom 1:20.

The following verses confirms that God is self existent.

✿ God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14)

✿ "For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself (John 5:26) 

✿ "The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands (Acts 17:24)

✿ "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8)

✿ Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.(Psalm 90:2)

✿ who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen. (1 Timothy 6:16)

✿ Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he called on the name of the LORD, the Everlasting God. (Genesis 21:33)

✿ "Of old You founded the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. "Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed. "But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end. (Psalm 102:25-27)

✿ In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.(John 1:4)

January 13 2016 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anonymous
To understand the answer one must know that the mind in not infinite, thus God is.  All we understand as human beings is that everything has a beginning and an end, however God has always been.

July 17 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Gbenga Ogunfowora Bible Study teacher in the Redeemed Christian Church of God
God is a masterplanner he has written a script that must come to pass and we humans are executioner to execute this plans even our argument is part of the script. God remains God and he cannot change, he is the creator that was not created, the builder that was not built, the destroyer that cannot be destroy and the foundation of every existence

July 17 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Andy  3 photo Andy Mangus I am a Christian since October 1979 & devoted truth seeker.
"In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God". In the bible in several locations within the scriptures, God tells us his name is 'I AM'. God has 'always existed and forever will exist'; creator of all things; which, includes 'EVERTYTHING'. GOD is love! GOD is eternal! GOD is omniscient! God is omnipresent! Probably the most difficult for us 'finite' humans to wrap our brains around is the fact that God is 3 persons in one-- GOD, the FATHER, the SON(JESUS) and the HOLY SPIRIT.

March 19 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Tony Flores Tony Flores a servant of Jesus Christ
God has always existed. He gave us His Son and the Bible to know Him. We don't know all about God. Since He has always existed, we just know what He wants us to know to accept Him as Lord and Savior. 

We do not know what has happened before the "Beginning of our Time". We will someday know when we will be with Himand He chooses to let us know. Since He is timeless, it is just logical that He had done many things, for Alpha and Omega would be incomprehensible to us.

He does tell us that we cannot even imagine that things He has prepared for the believers in Heaven. If wr cannot even imagine, we cannot imagine Him haven't had a beginning.

I am just satisfied with just having the Faith and His Grace, believing that the great "I Am" is the master of all things seen and unseen and can do anything with His Spoken Word. If our Universe is just a grain of sand in the Ocean and that is just a start for God, we cannot imagine His unlimited power and love for His Creation. We cannot with our limited brains explain God, because what ever we think, does not make justice of Him.

December 31 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Joshua Dalby
The idea that "everything" needs a beginning is false. Only things that begin need a beginning or "first cause". If something is eternal it needs and indeed cannot have a beginning. Thus if God is indeed God, He only is God under the condition of having no beginning.

August 04 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Seth3 Seth Freeman
God is by definition a maximally perfect being.  Part of this means that there can be no greater being than God.  Therefore, if something were to have created God, then whatever it was that created God would be more powerful than God, thus what we know of God wouldn't actually be God.

God, by His very nature, is a non-contingent being.  Meaning, He is eternal, His existence is not dependent upon anything else.  He has simply always existed.  God is the ONLY non-contingent person/thing in existence.  Everything else in existence has come into existence through the will of God.

Both the atheist and the theist find themselves in a similar situation when discussing the beginning of the universe.  Because something cannot come from nothing, there must have always been something in existence.  The theist finds more evidence to suggest that in the beginning there was God, while the atheist argues that in the beginning there was energy, or matter, or whatever else they want to say.  But there must have been something.

August 05 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Evans Limo
I think we as humans cannot comprehend God. We can only marvel. There's so much that our minds cannot fathom. Like why God has always existed, and why he created everything else. We think about heaven and form our own picture of it but truth is there is another realm of knowledge that is outside of what we know. We cannot define God based on our experiences since he is a supernatural being.

January 01 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Open uri20160919 31528 ctz5tv Barry Karkosza
While this is a very common question as I've pondered myself, it's one that should always be submitted in humility as God has referred..... can the clay say to the Potter, why has thus made me so?
We were created in love and the practice of obedience and healthy fear.........as we were wonderfully and fearfully made and the more we come to know Him personally the more we realize some questions are better left unanswred.

September 08 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Livingstone Ambetsa
God Himself said, 'I am the Alpha and the Omega'

March 21 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Justin Hale
I am convinced that GOD asked this question, (or one very much like it), in order to 'test' His holy angels and one third of them fell while trying to answer it. 

The rest were wise enough to realize that the question itself will only lead to vanity because it contains disrespect for GOD at its basis. 

Fortunately for humans, we can 'ask' it only for the purpose of recognizing the folly of it, while the angels are so wise and knowledgeable, to even seriously entertain it represents a path from which there is no return or redemption.

Satan began by saying, 'What if GOD is like us? Yes, He is almost infinitely wise and powerful, (in a 'peerless' class by Himself). He demonstrates His superiority constantly. But what if He wasn't 'always here' as He claims? How would we REALLY know for sure?"

"Granted, this would make GOD a 'liar,' but who would judge Him even if He was? And even if He is a liar, so what? The only reason we value good over evil and truth over lies is because He told us to do it. And the only real reason we obey Him is because He is more wise and powerful than us. 

"If He Himself is a 'liar' then there is place beyond 'good and evil' where everything is arranged in infinitely subtle rainbows of color or infinitesimal shades of gray. Perhaps this is the wellspring of His great power, wisdom and viewpoints and we can all share in the praise of Creation equally. We just need to 'figure out' what He knows that gives Him His seeming invincibility and current edge over us. Then we can demand equal reign and worship."

Are you convinced?

The 'fallen' angels came up with a very advanced theory that makes humanity's 'evolutionary theories' look like a grade school project. Unlike us, they could travel out to the farthest reaches of space, test actual odds while watching life forming, watch 'consciousness' form, even actively speculate on how GOD Himself may have been 'formed' by natural processes and 'super luck'... somehow.

"Perhaps the only truly 'eternal' thing is the universe itself. If it is 'big' enough, even the most spectacular odds seem more likely, since this 'great GOD-creating event' only really needs to happen once. After that, He can use His great wisdom and knowledge to help 'create more gods,' just ones who never quite 'measure up' so He can keep all the praise for Himself. Then He claims to be 'inherently humble' and demands meekness of all of us to keep us from figuring out what He REALLY knows." 

Are you convinced yet?

I think Satan probably capped it off by telling his listeners that GOD never 'sacrifices' anything for anyone, but expects everyone to give up things for Him so He can stay in the First Chair by Himself. If He was REALLY the only 'non-created' Being, the riches of His knowledge, wisdom, and power would truly be infinite and inexhaustible, so He would be willing to sacrifice anything we could imagine for the rest of us and wouldn't need a thing from us, including praise and adoration.

I guess GOD 'answered' this question Himself when He set aside His knowledge, wisdom and power to take on a 'mortal' form, (something NONE of His angels have ever done), then submitted Himself to the most humiliating death possible, all so that He could spare His remaining Creation the vanity of even considering the absurd possibility that He 'hasn't always been here' and 'Isn't willing to sacrifice everything for us.' 

He now has on both counts. That's who Jesus Christ Is. He is the 'answer' to your question. No one 'created' GOD. Not other 'gods,' not 'super luck,' not the 'universe' itself. 

GOD is the ONLY Being who has 'always been here.' He Exists everywhere, so there is no 'place' you can go to escape from His presence, not the highest heaven, the lowest depth or into the darkest darkness, (Psalm 139:7-12). GOD has no 'secret lying parts' we don't know about. That is what He means by 'Yahweh is One.'

Even the demons know this now and tremble at the thought, (James 2:19).

How about you?

March 02 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Open uri20141009 25537 1ji882x Tony Hebert
I am encouraged by this question, as it demonstrates an interest, a curiosity in our beautiful creator. And by this, one can be assured something inside draws them back to an identity within us, that we will come to understand more and more, until we are prepared to receive the truth more fully. Agree, the question itself is hard to frame correctly within our limited perception. It is not a wrong question, it is just beyond our scope of perception and this is not a requirement to understand this to receive fully the goodness freely given to us by faith. 

We were made and blessed to rationalize and be curious, but not positioned to perceive all. This requires faith. We want to quantify things to our satisfaction. A simple example to demonstrate, the length of a day to us is based on our position in relation to our rotation and to the sun, 24 hours. Ask that same question from the position of any other planet we know of, “How long is a day there?”. :-) 

Or go outside and look at any tree. Is it our need to understand how a seed of its ancestor trees a million years back contained the code to produce the tree we look at today? Probably not in this life. But in front of our eyes everywhere are glorious mysteries like this. 

Beautiful question. Beautiful seeking. Blessed to be drawn to such magnificent mysteries inherently imparted within us that created all. But it is by faith alone, not by complete understanding, do we freely receive what is good beyond our perception, imagination, what we did not manifest, nor can control. Think about these things. 
Philippians 4:8 ESV

We were created to receive this, given life to revel in eternal joy in this. And then, our lives redeemed once again to secure this after we all squander it on things contrary. Another beautiful mystery of perfect Love. 

We are free to desire to dwell upon Gods nature, but we don’t have to solve it. We just, in faith, need know there is nothing better. All of creation knows. I Am is in all that is good, through Him. 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
John 1:1-5 

“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.”
Romans 8:19, 22 

August 11 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Anonymous
God has always been. He is the most powerful being and He was probably not created by anything, since He created all things.

July 19 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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