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Fast Facts on the Question, “Who Made God?”

  • Christians often point out the absurdity of the idea that the universe exploded into existence out of nothing, since something that begins to exist cannot come from nothing.
  • Oftentimes skeptics will reply to this position with the question, “If the universe needed a maker, then who made God?”
  • The skeptic’s rejoinder highlights a basic misunderstanding about the nature of God. The Christian position is that everything that “begins” to exist must have a cause, but God had no beginning.
  • The Bible reveals that God is the eternal “I am” (Psalm 90:2; Exodus 3:13-14). He is the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Revelation 22:13).
  • Because God is eternal, without beginning or end, He didn’t need a maker. Nothing caused God to come into existence, He has always been. God is the Uncaused Cause of everything else that’s ever come into existence (Colossians 1:15-17).

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