Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where did God come from?

This is not intended to be a rhetorical question. Really, where did He (or She) come from? According to Christianity, He is Eternal. That means He has been around forever. Literally. Forever.

Does that make any sense whatsoever? There isn’t even a beginning of forever. God has always existed. No one created Him. He just always was there.

I have trouble with that concept. At least with the current cosmological models, time, space and matter are so intertwined that time didn’t even exist before the universe was created in the Big Bang some 150 to 300 billions of years ago. I do admit, that concept is also quite difficult to assimilate. But yet, it seems it has to be either one way or the other. Time had a beginning, or it didn’t. And I have much more difficulty accepting the “time had no beginning” concept.

So, God has existed forever and ever. And remember, the Bible tells us that God “created the heavens and the earth.” That essentially means that, before God created all that stuff, there wasn’t anything, as “heavens and the earth” pretty much encompasses everything there is in the universe. And it follows, then, that God existed but had nowhere to exist. Where was it that God resided when He did all this creating?

And, as I have questioned before, 6000 years ago or so, God just decided to create the heavens and the earth? He was bored? He had been waiting for all eternity to do that? How is it that “the heavens and the earth” aren’t extremely old? 6000 years ago is not really all that long a time, when compared to eternity.

Questons, questions.

1 comment:

Holte Ender said...

I went to a parochial school and got into trouble for asking such questions. Many cultures have their "creation" theory, it wasn't that long ago that men of knowledge thought the earth flat and the observable universe revolved around us. It took centuries for the new knowledge to become accepted scientific fact, which doesn't give me any hope that your questions (and mine) will be answered any time soon.