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- What are the main views on who created God? 17 answers
We're assuming God created everything.
Who created God?
Can any doctrine answer this question?
According to almost all branches of Christianty1, God was never created, he has always existed. And always will exist. He is eternal. Deuteronomy 33:27 specifically identifies God as eternal, but there are numerous passages that point out this aspect of his nature. In fact the very way in which he introduces himself gives us a clue about this.
Almost every major Creed in Christian history has some statement about this aspect of God. For example the Athanasian Creede, a very old and widely used one identifies Christian believe about God in this way:
A more modern day statement of faith, the Westminster Confession of Faith states it this way:
The person of God is the only truely eternal thing, existing from eternity past. While the souls of people will go on existing for eterinty, they were created. In fact ALL other things outside of the being of God were created and are being held together by God himself (though the person of Christ).
1. The minior exception are a couple sects such as Mormonism that have beliefs about him existing in some other prior form before he became god.
God is eternal which means he exists before the creation of time and will exist after time ends. He offers us eternal life in Christ Jesus the ability to transcend our mortal lives and not experience eternal death and torture.