It’s only natural to be curious about how people invent things. When we admire the intricacies of a created object, such as the iTouch or the Sistine Chapel paintings, we naturally are curious about the creator. When people find out that I write, they ask me where I get my ideas from. We enjoy reading biographies of famous people. We’re fascinated by the way the parents and other people shaped their lives.
We see the world with its strange creatures and fantastic formations and wonder about the one who created all things. Then we naturally wonder where God came from.
We ask, “If all things have a creator, then who created God?” Actually, only created things have a creator, so it’s improper to lump God with his creation. God has revealed himself to us in the Bible as having always existed. The Bible says of the Creator of all things: “From everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2). In other words, with God alone there was no beginning and no ending. Even Jesus, who was born of Mary in Bethlehem, existed in spirit form before he came in the flesh as a baby in the manger.
What Do You Think?
a. Is there any conceivable way a human being can create something out of nothing? Why or why not?
b. Is a being’s ability to create matter from nothing a sufficient indication of God-like status? Why or why not?