God exists outside of time. 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 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 to 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). Hence, God is eternal, having never been created.
In His service,
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