Who created God?

Many have wondered where God came from or who created God. The Bible presents a distinct narrative about God: He has always existed. The opening words of the Bible are, “In the beginning God.” God was present at the beginning of the universe, but God Himself has no beginning. Psalm 90:2 says, “From everlasting to everlasting thou art God.” Psalm 93:2 says of God, “Thou art from everlasting.” In Job 41 God asks, “Who hath come before me that I should repay Him?” Isaiah 44:6 says, “Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.” The Bible clearly teaches that God eternally existed before He created the universe. God does not have a beginning. God does not have a creator. God does not have a father, mother or progenitor. He has always existed.

This truth creates a problem. The human mind cannot comprehend how something or someone can exist without a point of origin. Everything we know had a beginning. Despite the difficulty of fully comprehending what it means for God to have no beginning, that is exactly what the Bible teaches.

The eternality of God confounds the mind, but no other solution offers a more reasonable or comprehensible answer. If God did not eternally exist then where did all things come from? The answer of mythology is that a god or his forerunner sprang out of nothing. But how does nothing suddenly become a deity? The answer of modern science is that an infinitely dense spot suddenly appeared out of nowhere, spun faster and faster until it finally blew up and became everything. Though this hypothesis is often couched in scientific terms, the possibility of a super massive, infinitesimal point appearing out of nothing is as likely as the great giant Ymir forming out of the mists of the abyss. Nor does an infinite number of universes existing in an intricate multi-verse solve the problem. This only pushes the problem off into another dimension. The options are the same, the multi-verse eternally existed or it had a beginning. The claims of an eternal multi-verse or of a universe that originated in nothing are no more plausible than the claim of an eternal God. The Biblical claim of an eternally existent God who created all things is the only one that offers a genuinely coherent explanation for the existence of the universe as we know it. God is, was and always will be.

“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15)