When did God get invented? Did he invent himself? How did the Inventor invent himself if he wasn't invented?

Or to put it another way: Who created God?

The short answer is: No-one.  

Because God didn't ever begin.  He wasn't born, started, created, made, or invented.  

And he didn't create himself (like some people think our universe did).  

He was just God.


No beginning.

No end.

Unique.  No-one or nothing like him.

Here's what the Bible says...

Genesis 1:1... In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

John 1:3... Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.

Psalm 90:1-2... Lord, you have been our dwelling-place throughout all generations.  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

There is no-one beside God in the beginning saying: "TADAAA!  Look!  I made God!"

That would be silly. 

God is God.  No-one else.  Only he has always existed.  There is no-one beside him.  No-one like him. 

The Bible tells us that there's "no-one beside God" again and again and again and again.  Maybe God knows that people will keep forgetting he's the only God and that there's no-one besides him!  Or perhaps he realised that people will argue because they don't like the idea that there's ONE God and no-one else gets to be God except him!  I believe that when the Bible says the same thing over and over again, it's for a good reason.

Here's just a few... 

Isaiah 44:6... Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god.

Isaiah 45:21... Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.

Isaiah 44:8... Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.” 

Deuteronomy 4:35... To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him. 

Isaiah 46:9... Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me

Isaiah 45:18... For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens (he is God!), who formed the earth and made it (he established it; he did not create it empty, he formed it to be inhabited!): “I am the Lord, and there is no other.

What's your response to this?  What should we say?  Well, maybe we should say something like what King David prayed... 

2 Samuel 7:22... Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears. 

And what if we find all this hard to believe?  Then how about this: 

If EVERYTHING (including God) has a beginning, then how does ANYTHING ever begin?  

Out of nothing, nothing comes!

God is the true creator of everything.  What are you going to believe instead?  That our universe created itself???  Now THAT'S impossible!

The beginning of the universe from nothing actually points us to a Creator God who was always there.  If you REALLY want to think about this one, check out this amazing video...

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Want to see some actually crazy inventions?  Check out the Colin Furze Youtube Channel!

Or this brilliant one called Kids Invent Stuff!