Where did God come from?

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QUESTION:  Where did God come from? Was he (or Jesus Christ) created by someone or something?

ANSWER:  There is nothing in the Bible that says God the Father is a created Being or that he made Jesus Christ. If something or someone created him then not only does it mean he is NOT deity (by most people's definition), but it also begs still more questions like who or what created our Creator?

Something has always had to exist, whether it is matter or spirit (e.g. God), intelligent or inanimate. This is because (in a principle going back to ancient Greek philosophy) SOMETHING can never come from or out of NOTHING. A vacuum or void can never produce matter. The universal law of cause and effect states the principle that what a thing DOES is based on what it IS. Because a void, by its very definition, contains nothing and therefore has nothing as a CAUSE, it cannot produce anything (e.g. matter) as an EFFECT.

Either God, as an intelligent Being, has always existed or matter has. It is either one or the other. Matter could not have always existed since, based on the second law of thermodynamics, if it did all the stars would have all burned out by now. Therefore, the existence of an eternal, all-powerful God is required as the 'first cause' of everything that exists.

The 'Big Bang,' of itself, was not the first or initial cause of the material universe we see today. Rather, God's choice (as the first true 'cause') brought everything into existence using the Big Bang.

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Concerning Jesus, the Bible boldly states that he was always a member of the Godhead.

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 not even one thing that was created came into being without Him.

14. And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us (and we ourselves beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten with the Father), full of grace and truth (John 1:1 - 3, 14, HBFV throughout).

Paul wrote to the church in Philippi concerning the nature of Jesus that our Savior was God and therefore was not claiming something that was not his when he lived on the earth.

5. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus; 6. Who, although He existed in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7. But emptied Himself, and was made in the likeness of men, and took the form of a servant (Philippians 2:5 - 7)

Jesus most certainly was, as is, deity who gave up His divinity in order to come and be born a man, live, die and experience a resurrection from the dead. This is our Father's wisdom and his plan of salvation for man. It was Jesus who spoke things into existence and who dealt with the patriarchs from Adam through Isaac and then with children of Israel. It was He who wrote the Ten Commandments in stone with His own finger and who made the covenant at Mount Sinai with the children of Israel. This is where God came from.

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