Who made God?

Who Made God?

This is a question that is frequently asked. But the answer is easy to find on the web. It seems to be asked more as as stumper... a Christian gotcha question. "Oh, Christian. You can't answer this question, eh? Well! Don't claim God made everything if you can't tell me who made God. And besides, whoever made God had to have been made by something else. It's an infinite regress!"

The law of causality: every event has a cause.

Because we live within the realm of time, every event has a beginning. So everything that has a beginning has to have a cause. And that, of course, includes the universe. The universe exists within time. We see that in Einstein's famous equation that describes the relationship of everything in the universe, E=MC2. "C" is the speed of light, 186,000 miles/second. Speed can't exist without time. There have been more sophisticated proofs than this, but even this simple equation reveals that for mass, energy and space (distance) to exist, time must exist. And since the universe had a beginning, so did time.

The law of causality applies to events within time, and time began when the universe began, it must have a cause and that cause must be outside of the universe and outside of time.

turtles all the way down

The Cause of the Universe

What types of characteristics would the cause of the universe have to have?

(1) Exist outside of time. That means the cause is eternal.

(2) All powerful. The universe has a billion galaxies, each with a billion stars, and there is more to the universe than the galaxies. The cause of the universe has to be not simply powerful, but all powerful.

(3) Non-material (spirit). Since the cause creates all material things, the cause cannot be material.

(4) Incredibly intelligent. Design can be seen throughout the universe. The cause would have to conceive of this design, conceive of what we call the natural laws, figure out how it will interact and work together, plan it all and then cause it all to happen. That takes intelligence beyond our imagination.

It's impossible for finite beings like us to know the mind of such an incredible creator cause of our universe. But, it seems logical that the creator cause, having intentionally created intelligent living beings (us), would have provided a means for us to know the creator cause.

He has....

Without a creator cause we end up resorting to picking from two impossibilities:

(A) Turtles all the way down. This was the mythological idea that the earth was supported on the back of a turtle (or elephant). What supported that turtle? It stood on the back of another turtle. And what supported that one? It stood on the back of still another turtle. It is turtles all the way down. This is what is called an infinite regress, and is obviously not realistic.

(B) Everything came from nothing. It's been interesting to watch evolution evangelists try to define nothing as something, but nothing MEANS nothing. And it is obvious that something does not come from nothing.

So what about this creator cause? What means would he logically provide for us so that we could learn about him and know him?

There are answers

The Creator Cause Revealed

There are two ways we learn about things. We directly observe the physical world around us and we read and learn from what others before us have learned. The creator cause uses both of these methods, revealing to us that He is the I AM.

Revealed Through His Creation

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools." - Romans 1:18-22

Read Clair's story: "Embittered evolutionist becomes rejoicing 'creation evangelist'"

Revealed Through His Word

The creator cause has also revealed Himself through His word (the Bible) as the one we simply call God. That's not His name. Since He is the one and only God, that's all we need to say. God. The creator of the universe, everything physical and even time itself. God has no beginning, because God exists outside of time. Therefore God has no cause. Everything that exists came from God, the eternal, all-powerful, non-material, incredibility intelligent I AM.

Through creation we learn that God exists and has the characteristics the creator of everything must have. Through His word we learn who He is; what He has done; and who we are (His image bearers, making us incredibly unique); the problem we have (sin); and what HE has done to solve that problem (the cross).

There are answers

The Uncreated Creator

(1) Exists outside of time (eternal).

God was there at the beginning. "In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” - John 1:1

(2) All powerful.

"For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe." - Deuteronomy 10:17

(3) Non-material (spirit).

" God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” - John 4:24

(4) Incredibly intelligent (omniscient).

"For God is greater than our heart and knows all things." - 1 John 3:20

The great I AM. The uncreated creator of the universe and all that is in it... including you.

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