Who Created God?
Little children are known to ask tough questions like the one we consider here: “Mommy, who made God”? Mommies usually say: “I don’t know honey! Ask your father.” The answer is that God is an uncreated being; he is self-existing.
Cosmologists, who consider all sorts of complex questions, find themselves facing a puzzle when studying the origin of the universe.
The college sophomore will ask, “Who made everything? What or who existed before the Big Bang?” Any old-fashioned discussion about the existence of God will run into this question. It is a question to ultimately flows from the notion that every effect must have a cause. However, the answer provided by the Bible is simple: No one created God, because God has always existed and did not need to be created. But how can this be true, if it is also true that every effect must have a cause?
The Bible says that “God is from all eternity” (Psalm 93:2), He is “the eternal King” (Jeremiah 10:10) and “the immortal God” (Romans 1:23), “who alone is immortal” (1 Timothy 6:16) and “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (1Timothy 1:17).
Moses spoke of God’s self-existence when he wrote, “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Psalm 90:2). God has always been around and will never cease to be. He is always the same, as the psalmist writes, “Earth and heaven, will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end” (Psalm 102:26–27).
Given the cause and effect nature of our world, some philosophers have concluded that since everything has a beginning, the universe also has a beginning. Since we cannot go back endlessly (infinite regress), then we must answer the question:
Who created everything? The only answers are:
1. The universe is eternal.
2. The universe is self- made.
3. The universe is created by an intelligent, omnipotent being.
The scientific evidence for the Big Bang does not support the first point. Point two is absurd, because nothing comes from nothing. The third point is the only possible answer. If the universe is created, there must be a Creator, and inevitably this Creator must possess the kind of power, knowledge and being that the Bible attributes to God.