“Who created God? If God created the universe, the earth, and everything on earth, then someone had to create God.” That is the often-asked question and often-stated comment of those who doubt or don’t believe what the Bible says.
However, this argument is based on false assumptions as follows:
1) The law of causality, also known as the law of cause & effect, is misunderstood by them to say that everything and everyone that exists is an effect that had a cause. But the law of causality actually says that everything that has come to be or that has come into existence requires a cause. The Bible never claimed that God came into existence. It instead says that God is from everlasting to everlasting [Psalm 90:2]. He is eternal. He has always existed. So the law of causality does not apply to things that aren’t created.
Not only do the critics show lack of understanding of the law they attempt to use, they also show lack of understanding of what the Bible actually says.
2) Critics of Christianity don’t really understand the laws of thermodynamics & general relativity, although they swear up and down that they love science. The laws of thermodynamics & the theory of general relativity clearly tell us that space, matter, and time must have had a beginning since they are finite and they can eventually run out, wind down, and decay. Since space, matter, and time had a beginning, then that means space, matter, and time have not always existed.
For anything to begin, there always has to be something or someone that caused the beginning, according to the law of causality. Therefore, if space, matter, and time had a beginning out of nothing, an intelligent source not confined to space, nor made up of matter, and not subject to time, had to have created all of it. That intelligent source, based on the vastness of the universe and all the power present in the universe (including on earth), would have to also be much more powerful than everything combined that exists in the universe.
When we also take into account the exactness of planetary orbits, the exactness of each planet’s distance from the sun, and other very exact constants in our universe, there can only be one honest conclusion. Whoever brought all of these things into being would have to be eternal and would have to be a spirit (i.e. immaterial) with a phenomenal, mind-blowing, infinite level of intelligence and power.
Anyone who would be so foolish to deny this really is not truly in love with science and lacks scientific integrity since those who are truly dedicated to science follow wherever the evidence leads, even if the evidence tears down their assumptions. This brings us to the truth which the Bible so bluntly tells us, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God,” Psalm 53:1, because only a fool would deny such facts.
Don Batten. Who created God: It’s an illogical question. Creation Ministries International.
Frank Turek. Who made God? CrossExamined Blog. April 10, 2008.
Harry A. Gaylord