One of the most asked questions about God is “Who created God?” No one should think of God as just another person like the man down the street or some “man in the sky” whose judgments are merely opinions. By asking “Who created God?”, a person needs first to comprehend the definition of God.

According to the Bible, God is personal, eternal, and the Creator of the universe. The Bible declares, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1). The statement “In the beginning, God” claims that God exists without cause. The Bible depicted God revealing His identity for Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,” declaring God’s self-existent and eternal identity (Exod 3:14).

How can God exist without a cause? Why does the nature of God’s existence exclude God from having a cause? The beginning of the universe necessitates the first cause having an eternal existence, and such is the nature of God. The universe must have a first cause to begin. Without a first cause, infinite time would need to exist in the past. Infinite time in the past is an absurdity that scholars know as an “infinite regress.” An infinite past is impossible, because infinite time in the past would require that the present now would never come to exist. The present now shows the necessity for “the beginning.” The first cause of the universe is greater than the universe having caused the universe, and thus the first cause must exist beyond the universe and its spacetime. While infinite time in the universe is also absurd, eternity beyond the universe is necessary for the first cause — the Creator of the universe.

Everything within the universe had a beginning, and everything that begins has a cause. Cosmologists observe the decrease of usable energy in the universe and the spreading out of galaxies in an expanding universe as demonstrating that the universe began. When one rewinds these events in time, the conclusion is that the universe had a beginning. The universe began, so the universe must have a cause. The first cause of the universe must exist beyond nature and is supernatural by definition. As Moses recorded in Genesis 1:1; time, energy, space, and matter have a first cause, and the most reasonable first cause is God. God is the only option who gives ultimate meaning to the universe and purpose to every person.

Because the universe began, the universe exists either by necessity, chance, or design. Cosmologists recognize that the laws of the universe are precisely balanced and constant neither by necessity nor by chance. Because the universe is so finely balanced, the universe must exist by design — God. One may consider possible causes of the universe such as a mindless multiverse generator or a flux in a timeless void (i.e. a change in nothingness). However, inventing possibilities that something coming from nothing or that a mindless creator made so many universes that one universe was finely-balanced for life. Such possibilities are limitless, and appealing to possibilities is faulty reasoning. One may suppose that a computer fell down some stairs and the impacts upon the computer wrote this article. That is possible but not probable. Many possibilities exist, few options are plausible. One option has the greatest explanatory power — God.

The universe had a beginning and must have a first cause that is uncaused. The Bible revealed, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” From where did God come? God declared, “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god” (Isa 44:6b). God is eternal, uncaused, and has no creator. God gives purpose and meaning to every person, and God is the standard of moral behavior. He will one day judge all humanity by one man whom God gave assurance of this event by bodily raising Jesus from the dead.