I know this is an old question, but does anyone have any new ideas on it?

One argument is that God has always existed, but why should anything exist at all? How could this happen?

Another approach is that God (and possibly God's creator(s)) came into being at some point, before He then created the universe. But how could there to be a point at which something began to exist, where before there was nothing? Scientists argue that something can come out of nothing, and that this happened at Big Bang. Some of them say 'Nothing is an unstable state - it is not surprising that something has emerged'. However their 'nothing' is a particular condition of space-time, under various science laws that already exist; why should there even be physics laws?

I'd be interested if anyone had any thoughts? Thank you.

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    Some scientists may claim that something can come from nothing, but that most definitely is not science. That is mere conjecture. If it is science, it should be tested and repeated. That is what the scientific method dictates.
    – Narnian
    Mar 21 '13 at 15:20
  • He didn't. Essential to the concept of God is that he had no origin. The person you are asking about is somebody else. On a different subject. Welcome to the site! Stick around maybe a different question will gives you more satisfying results. I have asked lots of duds. :)
    – Mike
    Mar 21 '13 at 15:25
  • Is this really a Christian question? It seems to me a philosophical, more exactly, metaphysical question unless you are asking for some quotes from the scripture.
    – Anixx
    Mar 21 '13 at 15:33
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    @Anixx: The question may be philisophical, but it can be answered (or at least addressed) from a Christian perspective.
    – Flimzy
    Mar 21 '13 at 16:31
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    This question needs to address one point, the question of "according to whom" we aren't here to discuss whether we have thoughts, we are here to ask direct questions about Christianity. Could you perhaps narrow the question a bit?
    – wax eagle
    Mar 21 '13 at 16:44

The Christian answer to this is simple and ancient. God is eternal and has always existed. He does not have a creator. He is the 'first cause', or 'uncaused cause'. Speculation about how that came to be (bearing in mind that 'came to be' is a phrase implying time and causation, which may not be appropriate) are just speculation on the part of individual Christians.

It should be said that a small minority of sects, notabley the Latter-Day Saints, don't agree with the above statement.

  • many thanks - very helpful. The existing question here; 'who created God', quotes a number of Bible refs to God being eternal.
    – JohnC777
    Mar 22 '13 at 12:18

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