Did God Create Himself?

Did Create Himself?

For millions of years, this question has been a great puzzle for those who like to puzzle about great things. If God created everything, who created God?

Christians have not been able to provide a reasonable answer to this question. Therefore, most non-christians are now using it as a proof that God doesn't exist.

But, is it true that God doesn't exist?

Taking a look at various other religions, stories of gods are many. The Mormons were of the view that the god whom we presently worship had a father god who made him to live among men while he was growing up and he later became a god himself.

Many other religions have the same view that gods procreate other gods. However, the main problem associated with their view is how the first god came to be.

On the other hand, Christianity is claiming that God had always existed. Hearing this, one might begin to wonder on the possibility of such idea and how strong it might be when examined against scientific theories.

The first book of the christian Bible, Genesis contains what the Christians allude to as the basis for making the above statement.

In the first verse, we read,
"In the beginning, God created heaven and earth. " (Gen 1:1)

One big observation one will make from that first verse is that  God was in existence even before time as we know it began. Apart from this Bible verse, there are other verses that re-echo this.

Another quite surprising thing about it is that it is not faked or made up just to address the issue.

Tracing the origin of that idea will lead us to the time of Plato whom Justin Martyr criticized in his hortatory address to the Greeks. He said that Plato got the idea that time was created at the same instant as the universe.

"And from what source did Plato draw the information that time was created along with the heavens? For he wrote thus: 'Time, accordingly, was created along with the heavens; in order that, coming into being together, they might also be together dissolved, if ever their dissolution should take place.' Had he not learned this from the divine history of Moses?"

So, this proves that God acted before time and Christians might have been right in assuming that God had always existed.

However, one might begin to wonder how God's acting before time solve the problem of who created God.

In order to do that, we have to interprete the Bible verse suggesting that God had existed before the beginning.

The interpretation will be that God exists outside the universe of time. And because the universe of time is the universe of cause and effect, we therefore presume that every single existence will have to function that way.

But it is wrong since without time there can be no cause and effect, no beginning and end and things present in that kind of universe will have no need to be caused, but would have always existed.

Having said that, it should be noted that God had no need of being created, but actually created the time dimension of the earth so that cause and effect will exist for us.

God is therefore eternal since he exists outside time where the principle of cause and effect does not apply.

Did God Create Himself?