How was God created?
–Za’Mya Age 13
It is difficult to imagine because everything we see and know has a beginning and an end.
Revelation 1:8 NKJV
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
When Moses asked God what His name was so He could tell the Israelites who had sent him, the Bible says:
Exodus 3:14 NKJV
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”
How do you describe a being who lives outside of time and space? All of time and space to God is like a ruler laid out in front of you or me. We see the beginning. We see the end. We see each little hash mark in between. For God these represent lifetimes and millennia and billions upon billions of years, yet they are outside of Him and He stands apart from time and space.
It was Albert Einstein who discovered that time and space are both part of creation and related to one another. The faster you go, the slower time moves because it is a created thing.
Before creation there was neither time as we know it, nor was there matter and energy as we know it. And when God rolls up creation like it is a scroll and the Universe ends, He will continue along with those who belong to Him.
Psalms 102:25-28 NKJV
Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You.”
Ken Van Horn is pastor of My Father’s House Family Church at 501 Broad Street in Cusseta, Georgia and author of the book: “A Greater Reward,” which is available from Amazon on Kindle. Questions for him should be asked in the form below. You may also contact him through Facebook or follow him on Twitter.