Where did God come from?

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  1. ptosis profile image67
    ptosisposted 10 years ago

    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.


  2. RealityTalk profile image60
    RealityTalkposted 10 years ago

    If your question is asking where did the Judea-Christian god come from, he was created by the Israelites.

    1. stuff4kids profile image61
      stuff4kidsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. PlanksandNails profile image80
      PlanksandNailsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Can you refer me to a verse in the Bible that states that the Israelites created God.

    3. RealityTalk profile image60
      RealityTalkposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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    JThomp42posted 10 years ago

    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."

    1. stuff4kids profile image61
      stuff4kidsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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?!

    2. PlanksandNails profile image80
      PlanksandNailsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    4. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. ptosis profile image67
      ptosisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that unable to understand because outside experienced reality and that's why I'm agnostic. I know I don't know.

    6. bat115 profile image77
      bat115posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. erorantes profile image51
    erorantesposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. ptosis profile image67
      ptosisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      mistical is supposed to be  mystical correct?

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    Sri Tposted 10 years ago

    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.

  6. Billrrrr profile image84
    Billrrrrposted 10 years ago

    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.

  7. Frank Menchise profile image50
    Frank Menchiseposted 10 years ago

    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.

    1. ptosis profile image67
      ptosisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You should put link to hub here because it is relevant. It OK to put hub links in answers but not in forums.

    2. Frank Menchise profile image50
      Frank Menchiseposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. ptosis profile image67
      ptosisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If just put in the short url in answer I think it auto links it but does not work in comments.

  8. Martin-ddp profile image80
    Martin-ddpposted 10 years ago

    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.

  9. kess profile image60
    kessposted 10 years ago

    God is the self existing, self created and the concept of Alpha and Omega is based upon such an understanding.

  10. PhoenixV profile image63
    PhoenixVposted 10 years ago

    The reason for causality must ultimately reside outside of causality. Where that reason comes from is an invalid premise.

    1. ptosis profile image67
      ptosisposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ah - your answer intrigued me so I googled it and found this: http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/ … stence.htm

  11. Martin VK profile image61
    Martin VKposted 10 years ago

    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.

  12. Dan Barfield profile image73
    Dan Barfieldposted 10 years ago

    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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