Who made God?
He was there ďin the beginningĒ before anything else existed (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 33:9; Isaiah 57:15; John 1:1-3; 1 Timothy 6:16). He has no beginning or end, and He is unbounded by time and space (Psalm 90:2, 4; 93:2; Isaiah 40:28).
Everything else that exists - minerals, water, plants, animals, angels, demons - is on a lower plane (Psalm 33:6; Isaiah 45:12; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11). Only God is an eternal Spirit, uncreated, other, of an entirely different order.
God made human beings in His image, reflection or character (Genesis 1:26-27), but we are still part of the material world. Each of us had a specific beginning, and have been bounded by three-dimensional experience and passing time. Being immersed in time and space, we become overwhelmed and confused when we try to understand or even imagine an eternal God (Job 36:26; Isaiah 40:28).
Many people simply choose to ignore the overwhelming experiential and natural evidence for Godís existence. Ultimately, faith comes down to a decision of the heart. A mind darkened by a rebellious heart is incapable of perceiving God (Isaiah 44:18,20; Romans 1:18-23).
What's He made of?
We must repeat; God is an eternal Spirit, uncreated, other, of an entirely different order.
Faithful. Eternal. All-knowing. Just. Unchangeable. Gracious. Jealous. Incomprehensible. Holy. Invisible. Merciful. Longsuffering. Impartial. Infinite. Perfect. Majestic. Blessed. Good. Sovereign. Praiseworthy. Great. Rich. Near. Mighty in power.
Creator. Love. Truth. Spirit. Savior. Lord. Father. Judge. Provider. Preserver. Life-giver. Comforter. Rock. Teacher. Guide. Jehovah-Jireh. I AM. The Mighty One.
All-powerful. Almighty. Personal. Righteous. Unsearchable. Wise. Ubiquitous. Triune. Accessible. Self-existent. Glorious. Inscrutable. Angry. Compassionate.
Adonai. El Shaddai. El Elyon. El Roi. El Olam. El Bethel. El Elohe Yisrael. The Holy One. The Holy One of Israel. The Lord of Hosts. God of heaven.
Shepherd. Shield. Stronghold. Light. Strength. Refuge. Sun. Help. Shade. Redeemer. Warrior. Potter. Fountain. Lion. Leopard. Bear. Maker of heaven and earth. Sovereign Lord. Rescuer. Fortress. Deliverer.
The universe presents overwhelming evidence for Godís existence (Psalm 19:1). But no one can be forced to believe in God. In fact, Godís infinite nature makes it impossible to apprehend Him directly (1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16). Because God is Spirit, conclusions about the ultimate beginnings of the universe and God himself, need to be drawn from the created world and Godís actions within it. Here in the created world, the evidence for Godís eternal power and divine nature is so overwhelming that belief in Him is the only reasonable option (Romans 1:20). While some aspects of Godís natureóHis holiness and love, for exampleóhave been obscured by the Fall, it is disbelief in Godís existence and power that is irrational, not belief. To assume that the universe is just a cosmic accident goes against the grain of everything we experience.
The eternal God is transcendent, not part of creation. Godís existence cannot be ďprovenĒ in the way that science can prove or disprove a fact about the material world (Hebrews 11:1). We are spiritual beings, created in Godís image, aware of our own existence, and capable of choice. If we choose to believe that there is no God and that the universe is just a fantastically complex accident, our choice will inevitably lead to the conclusion that life is absurd and without meaning. To live without meaning is a hopeless struggle at best, and always ends in despair. But if we believe in the God of the Bible, we not only have a reason to believe in lifeís meaningfulness, but we also have the assurance of seeing the kingdom of God with our own eyes.
For the High and Lofty One who inhabits eternity and whose name is holy says, ďI dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite onesĒ (Isaiah 57:15).
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