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I admit I have a hard time believing that God has always existed. After all, everything around us had a beginning, so might that not be true of God also? How could God have always existed? Can you understand this?


No, I can’t understand how God could have always existed—but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true! God is far greater than anything we see around us, and the Bible reminds us that He is “the high and lofty One … who lives forever, whose name is holy” (Isaiah 57:15).

One reason we have difficulty understanding this is because even time itself was created by God. Before time began, God already existed! This is why the Bible calls Him “the Alpha and the Omega (which are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet), the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13). Part of God’s greatness is that He is eternal. Unlike us, He had no beginning and He has no end.

The Bible, however, also tells us another great truth about God. It is this: Before time began, He was already preparing the way for our salvation. The Bible says, “This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time” (2 Timothy 1:9). And because Jesus Christ is fully divine, He too is eternal—and that’s one reason why we can trust Him for our eternal salvation.

Most of all, never forget that one day over 2,000 years ago this eternal God came down to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. He did this to prove that He loves us and wants us to spend eternity with Him in heaven forever. Do you have this hope in your heart? You can, by giving your life to Jesus Christ today.

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  1. Aaron says:

    I share your frustration. It is ideal to understand that we as humans are merely on a single dimension plane. Our understanding is limited to our experiences and therefore, we cannot fathom the concept of God. God is the inexplicable that you feel when you feel love, joy and compassion for those similar to you. You cannot explain it, but you sure can feel it and experience it, it moves you, it compels you to stand in awe, in tears and in a timeless and expanded state unrivaled by any other human experience. The more appropriate question is how can I come to understand and experience God? Then we will understand the limitations of our own questions.

  2. Gideon Fuller says:

    Thanks for writing this post, I’ve been trying to understand how God could have always existed, the answer is a lot clearer now, as God created time itself and the bible states, his way is perfect. Maybe we shouldn’t fully understand and keep questioning, perhaps we should just believe and give thanks to him in Jesus name.