Some children don't value themselves. dimensions of our universe: The idea that God created time, along with the physical universe, is not having been created. In a very real sense, then, we have the power to choose whether we arrive at the correct answer—the wise answer. That’s why Jesus came — to make a way for them to cross back to God and be forgiven. that this is the only way in which any kind of existence can function. Let me approach it from another way: Everything comes from something, forever going back into time (regression) until you come to something that must be either eternal or popping into existence out of nothing on its own without an outside source creating it (if there were someone or something creating it — that some- one or something would be another generation to go back). The material universe is not eternal—it had a beginning. The only possible escape for the atheist is the Did something, or someone, cause God? Either interpretation leads one to the conclusion that God has no need of Why is There Something Instead God is first because he is God. To understand God’s very name, is to begin understanding that he is the eternally existing one who needs no other to create him. Sign up to receive the week's latest articles, blog posts and updates. First, I can’t see God. Intelligent Design: Can Science Answer the Question, Does God Exist? Purposeful intelligent Of course, as you noted, this is difficult to explain to a young one. It is one that is raised when people think about theological and philosophical things. Moses no doubt had trouble explaining to the Israel. Who created God, if he created the world and all on it? A point corresponding to this is the fact that Jesus is also eternal, since he is God, the Son, also called the Word: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God” (John 1:1). “I ALWAYS AM” might be another way of saying it. Proof 4: Fulfilled Prophecy. Recently I received this question from one who visited that site: “Hi! I asked it myself when I was young. restricted to any single direction. And that the “righteous man shall live by faith” (Rom. I remember at one church (Brown Street in Akron, Ohio), when I was pretty young, that it was decided that for a time, they’d put a question box in the foyer of the church building for religious or Bible questions. I would point out that some scientists today actually are positing (without proof ) that maybe matter pops into and out of existence all the time and at some point when it popped into existence, all that we see came from that one pop — that happened not to go out of existence. ~13.8 billion years ago. Moses was to tell them that “I AM” has sent him (see Exod. If the child persisted and asked, “Well, where did the acorn come from?” you would answer, “The acorn came from another oak tree.” The conversation could go on for a while, but the pattern has already been set. He is the eternal Creator of all that is. Nothing sustains God as he always is by his own nature. design of the universe makes much more sense, especially based upon what we Proof 3: The Origin of Life, Does God Exist? I realize that whatever I might write may leave you or your child about where I was after Dad’s sermon, but I hope that it will provoke you to keep trying to teach your child, and that whatever I may write may be helpful to your daughter in her spiritual life. Of course, if matter is not eternal, the other option is that God is eternal, always existing, and that he brought everything else into existence and continues to operate on the universe by sustaining its existence. So, “Who made God?” Nobody. Taking His hand, helping each other home. This verse tells us that God was acting before time when He created the A class I took on the Philosophy of Religion made the point that the traditional proofs for God probably no longer convince anyone to cross from unbelief to belief. So, I have been reading the book and all the while, knowing that what I was reading dealt with the answer to your question and mine from long ago. The Bible does not teach that matter created God, but just the opposite: God created the heavens and the earth. evidence contradicts this hypothesis, since the universe began to exist a I know, I asked it as a youngster myself when I was probably seven years! Therefore, Who created God?”. According to the Bible, the only correct and wise conclusion is to believe that Someone who is uncreated, who is eternal and superior to what we can see, created all that we can see. To the contrary! so that cause and effect would exist for us. Even though I believe and teach that nobody made God and that he is the eternally existing one, I have continued to have an interest in the “arguments” about the existence of God.