Where did God come from? How did God become God?

God exists outside of time and space.  We exist inside time and space.  Trying to understand how God could exist without beginning is beyond our mindspan, because we exist in a place that has beginnings and endings.

Events will always be in sequential order, even outside of time.  Christ’s death will always have come after Adam’s sin and before His second coming.  But outside of time, there is no “beginning”.  I don’t pretend my mind is big enough to grasp this.

Therefore, God is.  He gives Himself the name “I AM” for a reason.  He is!

Is this hard to understand?  Well, it depends on how I look at it.  Is it hard for me to understand how someone could exist without beginning?  Absolutely!  But is it hard for me to understand that God could exist without a beginning?  Not really, because if God had a beginning, He wouldn’t be God.

Evolution on the other hand, believes something came out of nothing.  Where did the “stuff” come from that evolved and evolved and evolved and eventually “became” life?

First, there has to be a magic act where something spontaneously poofs out of nothing.  And then, that nonliving thing has to find some way to “make itself” living.

I can’t explain how God can exist without time and space, but I don’t need to, because I am not God.  On the other hand, it would seem the evolutionist would need to explain how something can come from nothing, since the process had to be simple enough that a nonliving, nothing, no time, no space “thing” (which was no thing) could do it.

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM,” and he said, “You shall tell the children of Israel this: ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” (Exodus 3:14, Word English Bible)

Jesus said to them, “Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, before there was an Abraham, I AM!” (John 8:58, ISV)

So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I Am he.  I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me. (John 8:28, NLT)

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8, NIV)

Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. (Isaiah 41:4, ESV)

The Lord, the king of Israel, is the Lord All-Powerful, who saves Israel.  This is what he says: “I am the beginning and the end.  I am the only God. (Isaiah 44:6, NCV)

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