Who made God? This is a question asked by most people at some point in their life. It is asked by five-year-olds. It is asked by most adults. It is asked by atheists who believe they have painted the Christian into an intellectual corner from which they cannot escape. And even though it sounds like a legitimate question, it is not.
For starters, to even ask the question “Who made God” implies that God was “made”. But God is not a created being. Christians, as well as Jews and Muslims, believe God is eternal, meaning God had no beginning, and will have no end. He is timeless. He exists outside of time. He transcends time. He created time. God is the self-described Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.
Even Greek philosophers, such as Aristotle, argued there must be an “unmoved mover”, an uncaused first cause. Otherwise, you end up with an infinite regress, forever asking “Who made God”, “Who made the being that made the being that made God”? This would continue ad infinitum, never leaving you with an answer. The proverbial buck must stop somewhere, and it stops with God.
Non-believers and atheists might argue anything that begins to exist must have a cause. I would agree. However, since God has always existed, He did not begin to exist, and, therefore, requires no cause. Both Christians and atheists believe that something exists eternally, with no cause. Christians believe it is God, while atheists believe it is the universe. Either space, time, matter, and energy created itself, like atheists claim, or the universe was created by a supremely intelligent, enormously powerful, spaceless, timeless, and immaterial being, namely, God, as Christians believe.For more on Genesis 1:1, check out my podcast episode 1
The Bible tells us that God is the self-existent one, the “I am that I am” (to be, to exist) of the Old Testament. As Dennis Prager explains, “Given that in the Torah names indicate essence, ‘YHVH” tells us the essence of God is being, God simply cannot be explained any further, anything else anthropomorphizes God. God simply “Is.”
So the answer to the question “Who made God”? is…nobody. If you are interested in a deeper study of the Bible, I invite you to join me on my verse by verse Bible study podcast.