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Bible Q & A

Q. My child recently asked me, “Where did God come from?” Could you please help me with the right answer? I remember asking the same question when I was young.
 
A. After we understand that God does exist, a natural subsequent question is, “Where did God come from?”

People throughout history have pondered this question, searching their minds for the answer. Yet most have not thought to look to the only source of true knowledge, the Holy Bible. It is not that they have not read the Bible or looked into it, but they have refused to believe what the Bible plainly says.

The almighty, everliving, all-knowing God, as Creator of heaven and earth and Author of His Holy Word, is certainly in a far better position to tell us where He came from than we as His created beings are to figure it out for ourselves, apart from His divine revelation!

So for the answer to the question of Godís origin, let us turn to the Bible and see what it has to say.

The Bible tells us that God is ever living and eternal Ė the beginning and the end (Rev. 1:8). When we humans begin to use words such as forever and never and always, we are using words that our limited, finite minds cannot really comprehend. When we read and try to comprehend that God has always been, our minds will go just so far, as we stretch our imaginations to the limit. Then we come to what seems like a concrete wall and find we cannot understand further.

Eternity into the past is impossible for us to fully comprehend. And yet, beyond the farthest reaches of our imagination, God has always been (John 1:1-2). But if God has always been, where did He come from? The answer is simple. If God has always been, He didnít come from anywhere Ė He has just always been!

If we overcome and are accounted worthy by God of being born into His kingdom as His very own children, composed of spirit as He is and very God ourselves, we will be able to understand many of the things that are mysteries to us now.

Nowhere in the Bible does God reveal to us where he came from. He just tells us that He is ever living and eternal. God has revealed all we need to know at this time to qualify for salvation. The things we donít know and canít understand belong to God for Him to give to us when He wants to. Our duty now is to act on what we do know, keep Godís law and grow to perfection so we can enter Godís Kingdom. There God can teach us the answers to many of our human mysteries.

God says through Moses: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (Deut. 29:29).

 
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