Where did God come from?
If God created everything ( sounds reasonable - something cant be made from nothing) then where did God come from? Yes I understand the answer of Alpha & Omega and God is outside the illusion of time and all that but just wondering if theists out there have some ideas.
If your question is asking where did the Judea-Christian god come from, he was created by the Israelites.
Yes - in fact ALL gods and goddesses are fictional characters from mythology. Mythology originated as cultural storytelling and ritual to encourage social cohesion among the tribe. To be religious now days is to misunderstand the meaning of metaphor.
Can you refer me to a verse in the Bible that states that the Israelites created God.
How can you ask such a question? Are you inferring the Judea-Christian god is not a Jewish god? You cannot rewrite history my friend.
It is so hard for the trained human mind to even comprehend a being such as God. God has always existed; in which is so hard for many people to wrap their minds around. We must not think in our realm of possibilities, rather we must have faith and believe.
As you have said, God is the Alpha and Omega, the "beginning" and the "end."
With respect, I feel like a sober person listening to the ramblings of a drunk when I read that! We can't understand god, we can't prove his existence, we can't even agree what s/he is - er...therefore we must believe. What are you saying?!
stuff4kids, jthomp is speaking from his Christian beliefs based on the Bible. Scripture states that God is eternal and is the one who proves Himself to us. You are right, we cannot prove His existence, but there is evidence of Him.
Thank you Planksand nails! Stuff.... it is very apparent that you have not set foot inside of a church or read any of God's word in the Bible. You could also use a lesson in couth.
I like that stuff4kids, I think that describes it wonderfully. Great job. I bet that is very much how you must feel. I bet it is just as frustration at it's peak. I cannot even imagine living in a world where I could not understand faith and belief.
I agree that unable to understand because outside experienced reality and that's why I'm agnostic. I know I don't know.
says the person who has a hub titled "Top Ten Fun Facts About Toilet Paper" You'd think someone like that would be more tolerant.
With all my respect to you Sir. I do not question God existance because you created a question in your own mind. Because, I believe by faith. And I do not question God. My every living day is done by this mistical power created by some spiritual being that you can only call God. God created everything including the animals and the dinosarus.
The word "God" comes from humans. The energy or power that humans are attempting to describe is an infinite creative Spirit Energy. Because it cannot be seen, many deny that existence. They can't see air either but they don't deny it. This infinite energy is the cause of everything in the universe. People have the right to not accept the idea, but the Power does not care about their approval. Those people will disappear in 100 years or less, so it is pointless. The Power continues to exist and create with or without them.
If he (or she) did not exist, then people would have to invent him (or her):
and perhaps they did. If so, he (or she) comes from our mind.
There are reasons to believe that God has always existed in a way or another, and also the universe with everything that we believe or know in it has always existed, as some of you have already said nothing can be created out of nothing. Now, God exists because life exists and God is the life force energy of the universe that has crystallized in a way capable of influencing the universe itself, but above all is capable of creating spiritual and living being by using its energies. Therefore God has always existed and there are doubts about it.
I believe that I have already written a hub about this, God exists because life exists.
You should put link to hub here because it is relevant. It OK to put hub links in answers but not in forums.
Hi ptosis, thanks for letting me know that we are allowed to put a link in our answers, this is the link, (God exists because life exists) it seems to me that it is not going to work.
If just put in the short url in answer I think it auto links it but does not work in comments.
Where did god come from. He has always been there. But the trouble is if you try going there you will only end up here.
God is the self existing, self created and the concept of Alpha and Omega is based upon such an understanding.
The reason for causality must ultimately reside outside of causality. Where that reason comes from is an invalid premise.
Ah - your answer intrigued me so I googled it and found this: http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/ … stence.htm
The category of religious language that the bible represents is metaphorical; it is a fictional story; it is poetry. Therefore the simple answer to your question is that God is a fictional character, and he came from these fictional universes. He is an idea created by humans. I dont know exacly who came up with the idea first.
You stated the main problem in your question... to ask 'where did he come from?' is to refer to the Godhead as if time is a meaningful measure with regards to 'Him'. That would be to place limits on something by definition limitless and renders the question fairly immaterial.
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