Who created God? ∙
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. – Hebrews 11:6
13 One day, some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.
15 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”
16 Then he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on their heads, and blessed them.
Who created God? This is a question that almost all of us remember asking when we were small children. Do you? Perhaps it went something like this.
We were walking and talking with one of our parents. We asked something similar to, “Where did the sun, the moon, and all the animals come from?”
And the answer went something like, “A long time ago, God made the earth and all the stars, the sun, and the moon. He made all life on earth.” The answer was simple, understandable, and acceptable. Then you pondered for a moment and asked, “Who made God?”
Again the answer was simple and straightforward, “Nobody made God; he always existed.” This answer was satisfactory for a time. But as you grew older, this question kept coming back again and again, and more were added. Is there really a God? How can I get to know about God? What is God really like? How can I know for sure?
Why is that so? These questions are natural and come from observing all that is. The Father designed and made us so that we would hunger for Him. We have a natural curiosity and a desire to understand life, and all that exists. Yet, we have severe limitations regarding our ability to do so.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Solomon recognizes that each individual has an inner emptiness, a sense of emptiness in their innermost being. It is an innate longing or desire for something greater or transcendent. Philosophers have likened it to a void, hole, or vacuum. The uncreated Creator can only fill it.
Isaiah 40:28 Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
1 Lord, through all the generations, you have been our home!
2 Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.
The Scriptures never try to prove that God exists. They assume that God does exist. The Bible is not a book of proofs. It is a book of faith. He is the uncreated Creator of all things.
Hebrews 11:6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
Was there ever a time when nothing existed? We can assume that nothing produces nothing. So which formula makes more sense?
Nothing + No one = Everything
Nothing + God = Everything
God is different from all that He created. Everything that He created had a beginning. He has always existed. He is independent of anything He created. He is self-sufficient and self-existent.
Philosophers such as Aristotle referred to the first cause, the prime mover, or the unmoved mover. The prime mover is unmoved by anything else. That is how the Scriptures describe God. Consider Genesis 1:1.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
REFLECT & PRAY
God is the uncreated Creator of all things. He preexisted all things, even time itself.
Father thank You that You are indeed God, self-sufficient and self-existent.
But there is more.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being.
The Greek word translated as in the beginning in John 1:1 is arche. Arche has a sense of the very beginning of all things or before time began. It is reminiscent of Genesis 1:1. Project your mind back as far as possible before the world was created (John 17:5). Lock your mind on that point. That is the moment that John the apostle is talking about. At that moment, the Greek literally says, “was the Word.”
The Greek verb translated as was is en. It is in the imperfect tense in Greek. In Greek grammar, the imperfect tense is a past tense that connotes continuous ongoing action in the past. It is similar to the Greek present tense, which signifies continuous action in the present.
Thus it is saying that as far back as you can possibly imagine in the distant past and focus your mind, the Logos (the Word), the Lord Jesus Christ, continually existed before that. “The Word was already there at the very beginning of things” (Barclay).
Further, the Lord Jesus Christ was responsible for the creation of all things.
John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Who created God? No one! He has always existed and is self-sufficient and the Creator of all things.
He’s Everything to Me (Ralph Carmichael)
In the stars His handiwork I see, on the wind, He speaks with majesty,
‘Though He ruleth over land and sea, what is that to me?
I will celebrate Nativity, for it has a place in history,
Sure, He came to set His people free, what is that to me?
Till by faith I met Him face to face, and I felt the wonder of His grace,
Then I knew that He was more than just a God who didn’t care,
That lived a way out there.
Now He walks beside me day by day, and watching o’er me lest I stray,
Helping me to find that narrow way, He’s Everything to me.
© Dr. H 2022