Oh, how we are in deep, metaphysical, probing questions now. I’m willing to bet that if we believe in God, especially the Christian God, we’ve all had this question pop into our head at some point.
I remember the first time I thought it. I was about nine years old. In the fellowship hall of my old church, there are two parallel walls both lined with mirrors. Stand between the two, and it created infinite reflections. For whatever reason, as I was staring at that display, the question unexpectedly popped in my head.
Who created God?
I got the chills just thinking about it, as I’m sure many of you probably still do today. My nine year old brain was not advanced enough to answer that, and neither is my 21 year old mind. But I can certainly try to get us close.
In order to do this, I’ve got to try to train your mind to go from a human finite idea of the universe to thinking in an infinite, impossible manner. You must understand that there are very few words in the English language to help me, so this is going to be tough on both of us.
I’m going to get to the question “Who Created God?” by asking a chain of big questions leading up to that one. So let’s go!
Q. What does God look like?
A. I don’t know. We’re off to a great start, aren’t we. He’s probably not an “old guy up in the clouds.” He may exist as a ball of energy. But frankly, I’m not even sure God has a physical form as we know it. Isn’t that what his son Jesus is for?
Q. Where is God?
A. I can’t answer this because God created the “where.” God invented the idea of space, and the universe. He created the laws that govern the universe. I think God exists outside of the universe, whatever that might mean.
Q. Where is heaven?
A. Wherever heaven is, I don’t think that it’s anywhere in this vast universe that God has created. I feel like it’s exists outside of space and time as we know it. It’s the only explanation as to why heaven is described in the Bible as much different from the universe as we know it now, and why we can’t find the words to describe it.
Q. What was in the universe before God.
A. God created the universe. The universe didn’t exist before God, because there was no “before God.” I would say “Nothing existed before God,” but you see, God invented the idea of “nothing.”
Q. So… was there anything before God?
A. God created time. There was never a before God. There may have been a before the universe, but I think even time was created just for the universe. I feel the God works outside of time and space.
Q. Who created God.
A. God was never created. God invented the idea of creating. God has always been there, and doesn’t even work inside of time. There is only two words to explain this.
God exists. And we are so lucky he does, because if he didn’t we would be nothing. No. God created nothing. We would be oblivion.