Where did God come from? Heaven? Earth? Space?
Now consider the issue of Where God came from? and Who made Him?
Whilst we are looking at God's nature, have you ever thought about this issue? Where did God come from? Who made Him?
Questions are often asked about the origin of God - where did He come from and who made Him? Here is something about what the Bible says about those matters.
1. The Bible just assumes the existence of God to be a fact. (it was penned by man under God's instruction)1.1. The Bible also tells us that every word in it came from the mouth of God who spoke it to his chosen people to write it down. Given then that the Bible is God’s word, is it not reasonable then to accept that He does not need to explain His existence in great detail? Is it self evident by the fact that the book exists?
1.2. The Bible also speaks of God’s pre-existence. As it is with many things from scripture we are left to believe by faith what God says in scripture or to disbelieve.
1.3. We are conditioned by time and by our possible lifespan of 70+ years. God however is not limited by time at all. He always existed and always will.
1.4. If someone had made God, then that someone would have had to have been greater than God. So who made God? No one! He has always been there. He is the source of life and behind all created things. He never changes as we do. He never grows old or weak. He has no beginning and no end. God is the one unchanging factor in an ever changing world. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
The Bible refers to Jesus by many names - one of these is The Word. This verse says that God and Jesus were together in the beginning. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1 NIV)
2. It is a sound idea, that if you cannot see back into the mists of time to see where God came from, then you can look at what God says He has done over time and see if those things seem to be true.
2.1. God created the universe we can actually observe. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3 NIV) We can see the universe!
“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”
(Col 1:16 NIV) We can see all that God has made.
2.2. God controls the universe. “The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.” (Heb 1:3 NIV) We can see that God sustains the earth in its orbit.
2.3. Communing between God and Jesus. ) Jesus said, "........you loved me before the creation of the world. (John 17:24 NIV) “And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.” (John 17:5 NIV) This says that Jesus existed before time as we know it and had fellowship with His Father.
2.4. God created the earth itself. "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?” (Job 38:4 NIV) We can see the earth God created.
2.5. God has been preparing the Kingdom of God. "......take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.” (Mat 25:34 NIV) God is preparing heaven for believers. We can believe this by faith because God has promised.
2.6. God cares for our weather and seasons. “The LORD does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.” (Psalm 135:6-7 NIV)
"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease." (Gen 8:22 NIV)
Without Gods control of these things we could not survive or have anything to eat.
3. We can also read in scripture what God has done over time - from creation to 100 A.D. and in the future. We could fill many books with these things - evidence that God does really exist. Here are just a few events provable in secular history as well as in the Bible.
3.1. The works of Moses in the Egyptian world - a world which secular history says existed when Moses received the 10 commandments in 1462 B.C.
3.2. The appointment of King David as King of the Hebrew people around 1000 B.C.
3.3. The existence of the tunnel that Hezekiah built still in present day Jerusalem - built in 701 B.C. and described in 2 Chronicles 32:30.
3.4. The removal of the Hebrew people from Jerusalem to live in Babylon for 70 years under King Nebuchadnezzar around 586 B.C.
3.5. The birth of Christ and the death and resurrection of Christ.
3.6. The observable existence of places such as Golgotha and the Garden tomb in Jerusalem where the crucifixion and burial took place.
3.7. The sacking of Jerusalem by Rome in A.D. 70 as forecast by Jesus in Matt 24:2. With all this tangible historical and scriptural evidence as to what God and Jesus have done, is it not reasonable to consider that what God says about His existence is entirely true ? We should all take care in what we believe. Note what King David said in Psalm 14. “The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." Also the book of Hebrews says: (Heb 11:6 NIV) And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
He existed then and exists now. If you seek Him you will find Him - or more correctly, He will find you. That is the promise of God