If God Caused Everything, Then Who or What Caused God?

One of the questions believers are asked is, “Who or what caused God?” The simplest answer is to reply, “If God could be caused to exist, then he would not be God!” God is eternal; he has life without beginning or end. Because God has always existed, he didn’t need a cause. This concept is hard for our finite minds to comprehend; we tend to think that everything has to have a beginning.

While our minds cannot fathom how God has always existed, this does not mean that it’s illogical to believe it to be true. We naturally sense that something outside of our universe had to cause it to come into existence. The eternal Creator God is the most reasonable explanation. The bible says that only a fool says there is no god. We are all foolish in our thinking until God opens our hearts and minds to his truths.

“Have you never heard?” Isaiah asked. “Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God” (Isaiah 40:28).

Question: Do you have trouble believing that God wasn’t created by someone or thing bigger than himself? If no, why not?
Question: In a minute or so, share how you would explain your belief in God as Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.

Content adapted from Josh and Sean McDowell’s book, 77 FAQs about God and the Bible.

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