Probably just chilling out. No one was there to know and I don't believe that is mentioned in the Bible. Also I believe that what is written in the Bible is what we were intended to know.
He IS the universe so he just was, is, and always has been. "God" is just a metaphor, just like Allah, Nirvana and any other religious term...in my humble opinion.
I believe that if we can get past the fact that we are all talking about the same thing, it would solve a lot of problems.
If one is to do something one, naturally, needs something to do that something with. Now there wasn't anything - other than God himself - around at the time that you speak of so God only had himself, to hand, with which to do anything.
One can only speculate.
what ever God wanted to do.its all his to do what is the Lord will
Smiling to Himself because of the question He knew you would one day ask!
I'm not sure. Let's ask him
Me: Hey, God. What were you doing before creation?
God: Do I know you?
Me: Sure, I'm the jerk who lives in 4C.
God: Oh, yeah. So, what do you want?
Me: This guy over here wants to know what you were doing before creation.
God: I knew a guy like him once. Most miserable, lying, horse-thieving, lowlife scum ever to crawl or walk the face of Earth.
Jangaplanet: So what did God say?
Me: He said he thinks he knows you.
"God" probably doesn't experience "time" they way we do. I can't prove that, of course. But I assume our notion of being is so limited and linear compared to a being we want to think of as "God."
Perhaps "His," "Her," or "Its" desire to see the God-Self reflected back at HIm, Her, It occurred simultaneously with His, Her, Its "creation" of the universe. I know this is not making much sense, but it is extremely hard to speak simply, plain, or even coherently about "God," because, well.... the subject of our inquiry is "God."
But I don't think "God" was existing in his space saying to himself (I just use 'him' or 'himself' strictly as a matter of grammatical convenience) saying 'Gee, I am lonely. I shall create matter out of all of this nothingness; and I shall create living, breathing, self-reproducing beings of all kinds. I shall create landscapes of all kinds. I shall separate dark from light and I shall create 'sentient' beings who are the most capable of enjoying this and they shall call out to ME, and I shall give them my LOVE!'
I don't suppose that it took a linear movement of "time" between "God" making that determination and beginning the creation process. What I'm saying is (and I might be wrong; certainly I am more wrong than right) I don't imagine there was, for "God" a "before," "during," and "after" as there is with you and me, Jangaplanet.
I think we have to posit something like that if we are to believe that "God" is "All-Knowing." If "God" is "All-Knowing" then 'He' possess all knowledge eternally. That is, "He" does not need to acquire it in some kind of step-by-step process -- this would be linear thinking and it would be to bound "God" to "time."
If "God" is "All-Knowing," then, it seems to me that if "He" took the decision to create the universe, that decision had been eternal and timeless.
But I could be completely wrong. Thanks for the challenging and original question.
Take it easy.
We, our universe, is likened to God's breath. In the exhalation of God, the universe expands in ever more complex creation and as God inhales, the universe returns to singularity/unity awaiting God's next exhalation.
God was just being God...
I AM THAT I AM (Exodus 3:14)
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. (Revelation 1:8; 1:11; 21:6; 22:13)
(Probably deciding what to do once He was done created everything).
Creating and upholding and destroying an infinite number of other universes, just as I suspect He is doing at this very moment.
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