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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Section 8 Installment #2: If God created the universe, who made God?

Good afternoon beloved. I want to tackle a question that has been asked and answered multiple times by multiple people for many decades. "If God created the universe, who created Him?" Which any Christian would think was an easy answer like, "No one, He has always been." This is what I want to discuss with you. Before I do though, I want to pray over our time because I think that it's important that we really look at this question with the guidance of The Creator himself.

Father God, I thank you for this time with those you love so dearly discussing you. I pray that as I go through this topic, that your hand will guide me and that it'll be your words they read. I pray that you are glorified, and that your Holy Spirit soften our hearts to you. I ask these things in the precious name of King Jesus, Amen.

So if you remember my last post, you probably remember how long it was. I'm going to try and cut down on the length a little, but I can't promise anything. Now obviously I relate to the Christian logic I described at the beginning of this post, but I want to go a bit more in depth with this logic. If you take a look at the Holy Bible, right at the very beginning in Genesis 1:1 is says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." So right from the start we need to highlight those first four words. "In the beginning God" immediately lets us know that at the beginning of everything, God was already there. He already existed. Now you might be thinking, "Jacob, I don't believe in the Bible, so how does this really answer the question for me?" Well let me answer it this way...

Even if you don't believe in what the Bible says, you still probably agree that something happened to create this world you're living in, the air in which you're breathing, and the extraordinary body that your soul lives in. Now whether you take the idea that science has or a more theological perspective is up to you. But since I believe in God and what His Word says, just take a minute and hear what I have to say. If there is in fact a God, as I claim there to be, one that is all powerful, it would be reasonable to say that with is infinite power he could in fact create a universe so vast that we have only discovered only 4% of it right? Wouldn't it be reasonable to say that if there is a God who created everything, that the complexities of the human body are so simple for an all powerful God to "knit us together in our mothers womb"?

Now to go back to the original question of who created God, we can now begin to reason that those first four words in the Bible do in fact show us that God wasn't created, he has always been in existence. Now I also know that the question of the Trinity comes up after this question pretty frequently as a way to poke a hole in the idea of God. To answer that, God is one God existing in three distinct persons. God the Father, God the Son (aka Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. We can see this even in the Old Testament. The second verse in the entire Bible lays out for us the Holy Spirit in action. Also in Genesis 1:26, God uses the plural tense for describing himself, thus showing us that God is a trinity, but still one holy God. Confusing right? Trust me, I don't think any human being will ever understand fully until they either get to heaven and meet Him, or the events in Revelation actually happen.

So what exactly did we cover with this post? Well, we covered that while God created the universe and everything in it, he himself was not created but was always in existence. We also touched a bit on the topic of the Trinity since it's also a question I've personally gotten after having the main question of this post asked. I'm going to pray to close this post out, and if anyone has any more questions about God and Christianity, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email.

Father God, you have always been. You created everything good around us and in us. You are good forever and always. You are a just and righteous God, one rich in love, mercy, and abundant in grace. I thank you for every person reading this, and I pray that your Spirit moves in their hearts. God, I thank you for the amazing grace and mercy you have shown through sending your only son to die on a Roman cross while we were all still sinning against you. I love you, I praise you, and I wish your will be done. It is in the holy and glorious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

God Bless y'all.

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