Where did God come from?

Try to imagine nothing exists. There is no sun, no moon, no stars, and no galaxies. There are no elements such as carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, or oxygen. There are no such things as time, space, matter or energy. There is no universe, no God, nothing!  Socrates defined it this way,

“Nothing is what rocks dream about.”

 There is one thing virtually all scientists, theologians, and philosophers agree on, and it’s this. You only have two choices: either God is eternal and uncreated, or matter is eternal and uncreated. There is no third option. Today virtually everyone agrees that the universe and time itself had a beginning. Here is a profound truth,

If there ever was a time when nothing existed, then nothing would exist now. Therefore something must be eternal!

Albert Einstein

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity

It was 1910 when Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was first published. His mathematical equation provided a basis for proof that time, space and matter had a beginning. Interestingly, Einstein’s formula fit the Biblical model (written thousands of years earlier) perfectly. The very first verse in the Bible says,

“In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth.”

 In the beginning (that’s time), God created (that’s energy), the heavens (that’s space), and the earth (that’s matter). Einstein’s mathematical formula (math is a perfect science) left him and the rest of us staring in the face of God!

Since we know the universe had a beginning, that leaves us with our only other option, God is eternal and uncreated. Therefore, asking the question, “Where did God come from?” is a nonsensical question. It contains the false assumption that God was created or had a beginning and then asks, “How is that possible?”

Asking the wrong question does not generally produce the right answer. So, a better question to begin with is,

 “Why is there something rather than nothing?”  

The question itself (Where did God come from?) is fatally flawed. It’s like asking “Where did the bachelor get his wife?” Or, “What does blue sound like?” Bachelors by definition do not have wives, and color is not in the category of sound. In the same sense, God is not in the category of created things.


More next week (God willing).