If God existed from the beginning (before creation), then who created God?
Numerous Bible passages testify that the Godhead (i.e., Father, Son, Spirit) is eternal and without beginning and existed before all created things:
Romans 16:26 (NKJV)
26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting (eternal) God, for obedience to the faith—
Notice He is called the “eternal” God. The word eternal in Greek means “age-long” or forever. God was never not in existence. Furthermore, God is the Creator of all things, so He existed before all things in Creation:
Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)
The History of Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Isaiah 41:4 (NKJV)
4 Who has performed and done it,
Calling the generations from the beginning?
‘I, the Lord, am the first;
And with the last I am He.’ ”
Isaiah 44:6-7 (NKJV)
There Is No Other God
6 “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.
7 And who can proclaim as I do?
Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me,
Since I appointed the ancient people.
And the things that are coming and shall come,
Let them show these to them.
Isaiah 48:12 (NKJV)
God’s Ancient Plan to Redeem Israel
12 “Listen to Me, O Jacob,
And Israel, My called:
I am He, I am the First,
I am also the Last.
13 Indeed My hand has laid the foundation of the earth,
And My right hand has stretched out the heavens;
When I call to them,
They stand up together.
Micah 5:2 (NKJV)
The Coming Messiah
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of (days of old) old,
From everlasting (From days of eternity).”
John 1:1-3 (NKJV)
The Eternal Word
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
The beginning of Creation, God and His Son (i.e., the Word) were already in existence.
John 8:56-58 (NKJV)
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
John 17:5 (NKJV)
5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.
Colossians 1:15-17 (NKJV)
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
Hebrews 7:3 (NKJV)
3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.
Revelation 1:8 (NKJV)
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 21:6 (NKJV)
6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
Revelation 22:12-13 (NKJV)
Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
The first letter in the Greek alphabet is alpha and the last letter is omega. Therefore, the Lord is saying symbolically that He was before everything else and He is after everything else. Again, He was never not in existence.
“The author’s biblical interpretations and conclusions presented in this document rely on original teaching used by permission of Verse By Verse Ministry International (VBVMI). The author’s views may not represent the views of VBVMI, it’s Directors or staff. Original VBVMI teaching may be found at http://www.vbvmi.org.”
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