WHO MADE GOD?
No one did.
He was not made.
He has always existed.
Only things that have a beginning – and end – need a maker.
God has no beginning, or no end, so He doesn't need a maker.
He is the maker.
According to the first law of thermodynamics “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed”.
But this is a philosophical and not scientific assertion.
Science is based on observation, and there is no observational evidence that can support a dogmatic “can” or “cannot” implicit in this statement.
Rather we should say:
“As far as we have observed, the amount of actual energy in the universe remains constant.”
No one has observed any new energy coming into existence or going out of existence.
But this says nothing about the universe being eternal or having no beginning.
Energy may or may not have been created.
The first law of thermodynamics simply states, that as far as we can tell, if the energy was created, the actual amount of energy that was created has remained constant since then.
“If the universe is not eternal, it needs a cause. On the other hand, if it has no beginning, it does not need a cause of its beginning. Likewise, if a God exists who has no beginning, it is absurd to ask, “Who made God?” It is a category mistake to ask, “Who made the Unmade”, or “Who created the Uncreated?” One may as well ask, ”Where is the bachelor’s wife?”.”
According to the philosophy there could not have been an infinite number of moments before today.
Otherwise today would never had comes, which it has.
This is because by definition an infinite can never be traversed.
It has no end or beginning.
“The temporal world has a beginning. An infinite number of real parts of time, passing in succession and exhausted one after another, appears so evident a contradiction that no man, one should think, whose judgment is not corrupted, instead of being improved, by the sciences, would ever be able to admit it.”
But since the moment of today has arrived, there must have been only finite, or limited, number of moments before today.
Time had a beginning.
But if the space-time universe has a beginning, it must have been caused to come into existence.
There must have been a creator of the space-time universe we call the cosmos.
This cause of everything else that exists, the beginner, the creator, is what we call God.
And since He is the cause of everything else.
He is the beginner, the one who made everything to exist.
It is meaningless to ask “Who made God” since He has always existed.
This is Good God Questions Monday. A series dedicated to those good, and difficult, questions about God, universe, life, sin, Christ, love, and everything related.
Why is it so important to answer questions about God?
“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect”
1 Peter 3:15
Even little children can ask tough question, but there are good answers for all of them. The Bible exhorts us to find them and give them.
“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
This post is based on the book “How Made God? And Answer To Over 100 Other Tough Questions Of Faith” by Ravi Zacharias and Norman Geisler.
The First Monday we wondered:
The Second Monday we wondered:
The Third Monday we wondered:
HOW CAN GOD MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF NOTHING?
The Fourth Monday we wondered:
WHAT WAS GOD DOING BEFORE HE MADE THE WORLD?
The Fifth Monday we wondered:
HOW CAN THERE BE THREE PERSONS IN ONE GOD?
The sixth Monday we wondered:
HOW CAN A GOOD GOD SEND PEOPLE TO HELL?
The seventh Monday we wondered:
HOW CAN GOD BE BOTH LOVING AND JUST?
HOW CAN GOD BE BOTH LOVING AND JUST?