Who made God?


By BibleAsk Team


The concept of God being uncreated or eternal is often rooted in theological and philosophical discussions. Many religious traditions, particularly in monotheistic faiths, assert that God is the uncreated creator who has existed eternally.

Atheists say, every thing has a cause, therefore, God must have a cause. There are logical difficulties when we tackle the question: Who made God? People assume that “everything that exists was caused to exist.” But this statement has two logical problems:

  1. We don’t know if this statement is true simply because it is an assumption. We know that assumptions can’t prove anything. And since God is infinite and we are finite, we can not prove that “everything that exists was caused to exist.
  2. There cannot be an infinite regression of causes; there must be a single uncaused cause. If we say that God was caused to exist, then we have to ask what caused the cause of God to exist? We then would need to ask the question infinitely and we would have an eternal set of causes of causes. But this is not true. So, we are left with the other alternative “not an infinite regression of causes” due to the fact that causes don’t go back forever. Therefore, there must be a single uncaused cause – God.

God Exists Outside Time and Space

God exists outside of time, which is that realm or dimension in which the cause-and-effect phenomena take place. Because humans live in a universe of cause and effect, they naturally assume that this is the only way in which any kind of existence can operate. But, this conclusion is not correct.

Without the dimension of time, there is no cause and effect, and all things that could exist in such a realm would have no need of being caused, but would have always existed. Therefore, God has no need of being created, but, in fact, He created the time dimension of our universe specifically for us humans. And, since God created time, cause and effect would never apply to His existence.

Also, God could exist in more than one dimension of time. Things that exist in one dimension of time are restricted to time and cause and effect. However, two dimensions of time form a plane of time, which has no beginning and no end and is not restricted to any one direction. So, a being that exists in at least two dimensions of time can travel anywhere in time and yet never had a beginning, since a plane of time has no starting point.

Therefore, God has no need to have been created, since He exists either outside time (where cause and effect do not operate) or within multiple dimensions of time (such that there is no beginning of God’s plane of time).

The God of the Bible?

God is eternal, having never been created. This attribute of God is called “Aseity,” which is derived from the Latin esse a se, meaning “being from oneself.” A God who “has life in Himself” (John 5:26) doesn’t depend on humans for anything. He is the Creator of everything. Nothing and no one is bigger than Him. Paul said to the Athenians, “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things” (Acts 17:24-25).

God is not like men. He was not created but has always existed. He continues forever unchanged because it is His eternal nature to do that. He is the Alpha (beginning) and Omega (end). The Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God … And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1,14).

God Is Infinite – Man Is Finite

Man’s thoughts are of time, and God’s, of eternity. Man is finite and God is infinite. Therefore, it is impossible for man to understand the Infinite One with his finite mind. The Bible declares, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).

The Scriptures teach that God is from everlasting to everlasting. He is from eternity in the past to eternity in the future. “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Psalms 93:2 also Proverbs 8:23; Micah 5:2; Habakkuk 1:12; Daniel 7:9). The phrase “everlasting you are God” might be reminiscent of biblical verses, such as Timothy 1:17, which states, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” This verse emphasizes the eternal nature of God.


God is the single uncaused cause, who created the universe. Therefore, no one made or created God. He is eternal, unchanging, uncreated, independent of the universe, and noncontingent. “Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2). He declares, “I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed” (Malachi 3:6).

In theological terms, the idea is that God exists outside of time and is not bound by the limitations of a created existence. The belief in an uncreated creator is foundational to many religious doctrines and is often understood as a mystery beyond human comprehension.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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