Where did God come from?
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Question: Where did God come from? Is he a created Being?
Answer: There is nothing in the Bible that says God the Father is a created Being or that God made Jesus. If something or someone created God then not only does it mean God is not God but it still begs the question: Where did whoever made our God come from? Scriptures state that God the Son (the Word), who was born as Jesus, was "with God in the beginning":
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. " (John 1:1-3,14 NIV)
Paul wrote to the church in Philippi concerning the nature of Jesus:
"Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped [held on to], but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." (Philippians 2:6-7, NIV)
Jesus WAS God, who gave up His divinity in order to come and be born a man, live, die and experience the resurrection of God. This is God'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 Issac 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 Mt. Sinai with the children of Israel. Among the more powerful statements made by Jesus declaring where he had come from is this one recorded in the Gospel of John:
"'Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.' 'You are not yet fifty years old,' the Jews said to him, 'and you have seen Abraham!'
"'I tell you the truth,' Jesus answered, 'before Abraham was born, I am!'
"At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds. " (John 8:56-59, NIV)