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If God created all things, who created God?

All things have a “cause and effect” principle by which they exist. By following out that principle one must eventually come to the ultimate first cause of all things, God! To be God, means not to be limited or restricted to time, space, and matter. Why? The reason is because God is independent of His creation, and in (Genesis 1:1) it states that He created time, space, and matter.

In the beginning (time) God created the heaven (space) and the earth (matter).   Genesis 1:1(KJV)

Therefore, if God is GOD, in the truest meaning of the definition, GOD is the uncreated Creator of the universe, independent of any need. To ask, “Who created God?” is illogical and unreasonable. That kind of question is like asking, “How much does the color purple weigh?” or “What does a musical note taste like?” It is a nonsensical question! By definition God is eternal (Deuteronomy 33:27; Isaiah 40:28; 1 Timothy 1:17), which means that He has no beginning or ending!

 

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.  Isaiah 40:28  (KJV)

 

Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen  1 Timothy 1:16,17  (KJV)

Does modern science discredit the Bible?

“Science” means “knowledge obtained from observation and arranged into a system.” Therefore, the scientific method, in its proper sense, can deal only with the processes of the world as they are directly observed. Science then, cannot explain prehistoric events, nor can it predict, with any certainty, future events. “Scientism” is what has been used to attack the Bible. Scientism, is not science! Scientism is a faith, a religious belief relating to the meaning of life, which attaches itself to science. The truth is, good science always confirms the Bible! From anthropology to zoology, the Bible, instead of being discredited by science, actually mentions principles, processes, and facts relating to every field of modern science. For example: the shape of the earth (Isaiah 40:22; Psalm 103:12), gravitation (Job 26:7), rock erosion (Job 14:18,19), an ice age (Job 38:29,30), the harmony of the universe (Jeremiah 31:35,36), the jet stream (Ecclesiastes 1:6), the uniqueness of man (Genesis 1:26), the chemical make up of the flesh (Genesis 2:7; 3:19), and the purpose of blood (Leviticus 17:11).

How do we know the Bible is true?

The Bible is a library of 66 separate books written by about 40 different writers of various backgrounds over a time span of at least 2000 years. Real people separated by generations of time, distance, and social class; simply do not write in agreement like this. Other evidences, such as the fulfillment of hundreds of historical prophecies, archaeological discoveries, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the unique qualities of the Bible itself give witness to its truthfulness. The Bible claims divine inspiration in both the Old Testament (2 Samuel 23:2) and in the New Testament (2 Timothy 3:16,17).

The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.   2 Sam 23:2   (KJV)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.   2 Tim 3:16-17   (KJV)

In fact, there are over 3,000 statements of divine inspiration. Clearly, the Bible must be trustworthy! In fact, no other book in history, while having been the object of such hatred and rejection, has maintained its unique preservation. No other book in history has stood the test of time convicting men in every generation and across all social classes, of sin and the need for a Savior.