God the Father

Q. Who Created God?

A. You asked, “What is the answer to a child who asks, “Who created God?”.  The Bible gives us the answer to that question in the book of Exodus.

Exodus 3:13   And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
Exodus 3:14   And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

When the children of Israel asked, “What is His name?” they were in essence asking that God be explained to them.  The word “name” in Hebrew means position, reputation, fame, or glory.  In verse 14 God Himself answers this question when He says, “I AM THAT I AM.”  In Hebrew the word “am” (hayah pronounced haw-yaw) means was, has been, to be, to exist, or be in existence.  In other words, God always was, always has been in existence.  While God will live for eternity, He has also lived from eternity past.  Eternity past has no beginning.

How do we help a child to understand this concept?  Try the following.  If we travel out into space until we stop, and we draw a line and call it the end of space, the question arises, what is on the other side of the line?  The answer is always, more space.  By the same token, no matter how far back in time we go, God was already there.  “I AM THAT I AM.”

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