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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. Dalton Davis says:

    Our “time” may not even be the same as God’s time.

  2. Jordan says:

    As I like to think of it, since God exists beyond time, there is no past or future as we have in our linear timeline. He simply “is.” There is only a constant present, a constant moment, with Him. Something Jesus said which seems to relate to this is, “Before Abraham was, I am.”

  3. Lawrence brown says:

    I believe that he has always existed and Jesus is the son of God.

    1. Lawrence brown says:

      Keep on the watch.

  4. Becki says:

    I always think, if I could step out of time, I might understand how God has always existed. I keep forgetting that He created time!!!

  5. Shannon Campbell says:

    God has always been here, he is never ending. Our human minds cannot grasp this concept; however I have explained this as logically as I can to my children in a way that cannot be debated by anyone. Think about this TRUTH, to design you need a designer to build you need a builder. If there has ever been a time that there was nothing and according to science and the intellectuals there has been, then there would still be nothing right now 0+0=0 NO ONE CAN DEBATE THIS, Nothing cannot bring about something, So this is evidence right here that God as always been here, creating something from nothing …the big bang, stars, moons, galaxies. Therefore there always had to be something and that something WAS, IS, and SHALL ALWAYS be our GOD… period

  6. Chris says:

    I think of. God this way the second he came into exsistence time was created at the same time was streched out infinitely ,so if you try to find out when he first exsisted you will see that he always has existed, God simply was able to control time scales ,example changing a second to a year instantly

  7. rick bartos says:

    Good article, comforting. Thanks.
    Rick B

  8. 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.

  9. 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.