Where did God come from?

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 God 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, 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.

Concerning Jesus, the Bible boldly states that he was "with God in the beginning" (John 1:1 - 3, 14). 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 (Philippians 2:6 - 7).

Jesus most certainly was God 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.
 
 
How does
Science prove
the Bible?
 
 
What are the
facts about
our Creator?
 
 
Has anyone
SEEN the Father?
 
 
If our Creator
is all powerful,
can he LIE?
 
 
Does our heavenly
Father have a
personal name?
 
 
Why was
man created?

Among the more powerful statements made by Jesus declaring who he was and where he had come from came when he was speaking to some Jews who believed in him. He told them "before Abraham was born, I am!" (John 8:58). These Jews KNEW Jesus was claiming to be deity! The fact that they knew this was that, after Christ spoke these words, they immediately began to pick up stones to KILL HIM right then and there for the crime (in their minds) of blasphemy (see verse 59)! The law required a blasphemer to be stoned. They fully understood Christ was making the claim that He was the GOD who spoke to Moses through the miracle of the burning bush (Exodus 3:14).

By the use of the name "I AM," God is making the statement that He is ETERNAL. There never was a time when he did not exist and there never will be a time when He will not exist. In fact, TIME itself is a human concept and bears no relationship to his existence in the spirit realm.

The concept of an eternal Being is beyond normal human comprehension. The world's wisest man, Solomon, wrote that man cannot ultimately fathom all the things about God and what he has accomplished (Ecclesiastes 3:10 - 11).

God IS, WAS and WILL BE. He did not come from anywhere since he is eternal. Rather than being created, he is the CREATOR and the One who sustains everything that we see in this physical universe and that we do not see in the spiritual realm.

Additional Study Materials
How can you KNOW
that a supreme Being exists?
What does it
mean to blaspheme? 
 
Why is there sin
and suffering in the world?
Why doesn't the Father reveal
himself more to mankind?


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