All the we know of God is by revelation of Himself to us. That’s why the Bible is such an important record. It is essentially the revelation of who God is and what God does so that we as His creatures may know our Creator and experience a personal relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible teaches us that God always was, is and will be. He is eternal by nature of being God. He has no beginning or end. Here are some verses that may help:
- Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God…”
- John 1:1-3 (NIV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
- Romans 11:33-36 (NIV) “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! “Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” “Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”
- Revelation 1:8 (NIV) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
- Isaiah 57:15 (TEV) “I am the high and holy God, who lives forever. I live in a high and holy place, but I also live with people who are humble and repentant, so that I can restore their confidence and hope.”
- Jude 1:25 (NLT) “All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are His before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.”
Since God, by definition, is the creator of the whole universe, he is the creator of time. Therefore He is not limited by the time dimension He created, so He has no beginning in time. He has been referred to by philosophers as “the uncaused cause”. It’s what differentiates God as Creator from all of creation.
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