“Dad, who made God?”. That’s a question my young 9-year-old daughter once asked me. I’m sure if you’re like me, whether you’re a Christian or skeptic, you must have asked yourself or somebody else that same question. We sort of look at everything in existence around us and we know without a doubt that the cell phone we use, the car we drive or the home we live in all have their maker. And therefore, if we believe that God made the trees, the animals, the earth, the universe and us as humans – then who made God?
The answer to this question is this: NOBODY created God; God was NEVER made because God is ETERNAL and He, therefore has ALWAYS existed. He is the UNCREATED Creator. Why and How Is God UNCREATED? God does not fall under the CATEGORY of created beings. To ask who created God would be the same as asking the following questions for example: “Can trees walk?” or “Can pigs fly?” If these questions sound absurd or ridiculous it’s because we know without a doubt through personal knowledge & understanding that trees DON’T fall under the category of creation that walks and pigs DON’T fall under the category of animals that fly. Therefore in relation to God and the things of God we must have a personal understanding and knowledge of what are some of the factors that make or categorize God as being – GOD.
These factors are the following: 1. God is Eternal God has no beginning and He has no end. Everything that is in existence began with God and everything will end with God. (Isaiah 44:6 ESV – Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides Me there is no god.”). NOBODY came or existed BEFORE GOD. According to Isaiah 44:6 we learn that God is first & last; He is eternal and there is no other God besides Him or before Him or who will come AFTER Him. Therefore to suggest that somebody else made God, would raise the question of WHO made the person that made God; and WHO made the person, that made the person that made God? And the questions will go on and on and on and on… However, God is clear in telling us through scripture that He is eternal and NO OTHER God came before Him and NO OTHER God will come after Him. Revelation 22:13 ESV – I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. John 8:58 ESV – Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” 2. God as Creator of Time, exists OUTSIDE of time.
God is not limited or subject to time as we understand it. He is eternal. He has no beginning and he has no end. Before God’s creation plan, time did not exist at all. Time actually began to exist only during the First Day of creation when God began the creation process – (Genesis 1:5 “…And there was evening and there was morning, the FIRST DAY”). Therefore, if our bodies age; if our assets physically depreciate; it’s because we are subject to time; we live INSIDE of time. God does not age and will always be immortal because He is not bound by time because He exists outside of time. Genesis 1:1-5 ESV – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
3. Most Scientists Agree That The Universe Had a Beginning While people may differ on precisely how or when the universe actually began, there is a general agreement that the universe did not always exist but that the universe had a starting point or a beginning. If you’re an Atheist or Skeptic you’re likely to believe in the Big Bang theory and the argument that there is no God or intelligent design that was involved in the creation process. However, if you’re a Christian you will believe that the universe began according to Genesis Chapter 1. Therefore, if the universe had a beginning (as agreed by both Christians & skeptics) then there must have been a specific cause or intelligent Being that started it. Because nothing CANNOT make something. Skeptics & Christians differ on what this cause is, however the Bible is clear in Genesis Chapter 1 and Job 38 that God is the cause of creation. Read Genesis Chapter 1 Read Job Chapter 38
4. We CANNOT Know EVERYTHING About God but We Must SEEK Him & Have FAITH In Him. Our minds are limited. Our abilities are limited. Therefore our knowledge and understanding are limited. As people, at least as long as we are on this earth, we will never know EVERYTHING there is to know about God. Even the skeptics and science experts who deny the existence of God do not know everything which is why they continue to study, experiment, theorize, and hypothesize. However, God has provided us with what we NEED to know and what is NECESSARY for us to know and understand for this life in relation to Him through the Bible and through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (John 17:3 ESV – And this is eternal life, that they know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.)
There are some questions in life whether about God or other things that we might not receive an answer from in this lifetime and might remain a mystery to us whilst we are on this earth. However in all things we MUST CONTINUE TO STRIVE & TO SEEK GOD AT ALL TIMES and to never lean on our own understanding, but to TRUST and have FAITH in Him and in our lives. Hebrews 11:6 ESV – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV – For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Proverbs 3:5 ESV – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Summary So who created God? NOBODY created God. God has ALWAYS existed. God is the uncreated Creator. 1 Timothy 1:17 ESV – To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
These are the ten biblical financial principles: God is the source; give first; live on a margin; save money; keep out of debt; be content with what you have; keep records; don't cosign; work hard and seek godly counsel.