Who Created God?

If God created everything, then who created God?  This is a question that often comes up because our finite minds cannot grasp the concept of something existing or lasting forever.

Ask yourself, if an eternal God exists, why would there be a need for a cause?  An eternal/timeless being wouldn’t have a beginning, therefore, He would not require a cause.

People often point to the law of causality.  The Law of causality is a principle in philosophy: every event has a cause.  The law of causality, however, doesn’t mean that everything has a cause. It demands that everything that had a beginning has a cause.  Do you see the difference?  The philosopher Aristotle pointed out that there must be an unmoved mover – an uncaused first cause that does not require a beginning.

Think about it.  Either the universe is the uncaused first cause, or we must look to something beyond it as the uncaused first cause.  Scientists, skeptics, atheists, agnostics, and Christians typically agree on one thing.  We agree that the universe had a beginning.  If this is true, then the uncaused first cause must be beyond the universe.  Prior to the evidence of the big bang, skeptics had no problem believing that the universe did not have a beginning.  So why is it now a problem to believe that God is eternal and didn’t have a cause?

Q. Who Created God? A. No one.

Whatever created space, time and matter had to be outside these 3 things.  Who created God? The answer is no one. He is spaceless, timeless, immaterial.  He had no beginning which even under the law of causality would not require a cause.

God is the uncaused, first cause of all things.

Have tough questions?  Want to learn more?  Check out this article.  Why is God Hidden?

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