Who Created God?
- By Stephen David
- Published 04/28/2008
C. Stephen David is saved by the grace of God and is blessed to serve the Lord in various ways. He lives in Hyderabad (India), with his wife, Chaitanya, and their two sons, Joy and Joe. He is theologically graduated from Trinity Christian College and received his Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Care Counseling Institute and currently pursuing his Doctorate in Theology from Golden State School of Theology. He has authored "Does God Needy your Money?", "New Testament Pattern for Church and Ministry: A Disciple's Workbook" and numerous other articles. He is involved into ministry of preaching, teaching and writing for the edification of the body of Christ and to bring the gospel to the lost.
Skeptics often argue, “If everything has a cause, then God, who is the so-called Creator of the entire universe, must also be having a cause. Therefore, who is the creator of God?” Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), a staunch atheist, insisted that if Christians want to be so adamant about pressing the causuality question in seeking a cause for everything, then the First Cause (God) must have also had a cause. He said his father taught him that the question “Who made me?” cannot be answered, since it is immediately followed by another question: “Who made God?”
The question, “Who created God” is an intriguing enquiry which begs a logical answer. There is no book on the face of the earth that handles this question so brilliantly like the Holy Bible. Skeptics must be careful enough to understand when it is said “FOR EVERYTHING there is a cause,” it means, “FOR EVERTHING THAT HAS A BEGINNING or FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAS COME INTO EXISTENCE or FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS FINITE, there is a cause.” The question demanding a cause perfectly applies to universe because it did not always exist; it had come into existence at a definite point of time; it had a beginning. Even the “Big Bang theory”, in which many scientists believe, confirms this.
God does not have any cause simply because He is neither a finite being nor did He come into existence nor had a beginning. The Holy Bible discloses the truth that God is Self-Existent (Aseity). God revealed to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM” (Exodus 3:14). Self-Existent does not mean self-caused, for to cause Himself to exist He would have to exist prior to His own existence. ‘Self-Existent’ means ‘God is existing by Himself eternally’. He is the Eternal One, i.e. He has no beginning and ending. It is written in the Holy Bible, “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God” (Ps. 90:2).
Biblically speaking, God, by default, is the Uncaused cause of everything. He is neither caused nor a self-caused being. Unlike us the dependent beings, God is the Independent being. He no more exists as God if He has a cause. He is, in fact, the Ultimate Cause of all the effects. The Holy Bible asserts, “Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made” (Jn. 1:3). We bow before Him and worship Him because He is such an Awesome and Sovereign God.
Christian author and apologist, Ravi Zacharias, rightly stated, “God is the only being existent in this world, the reason for whose existence is in Himself; every other existing entity finds the reason for their existence outside of themselves. In that sense, God alone is perfect—His very existence is uncaused, He just exists.” Hence, the question “Who created God?” appears to be insensible, at least biblically. In the light of eternity’s definition that it has no beginning and ending, it is like putting an illogical question, ‘what is the origin of eternity?’