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By   •   February 16, 2007   •   Topics: ,

Q:

Where did God come from? Did God have a father and mother? My mommy said I ought to ask you, because you'd know the answer.


A:

Thank you for your question–and I hope you will always want to know more about God. God loves you and wants to help you and be your friend every day of your life.

God had no beginning (just as He will have no end); He has always existed, and He always will. (That’s why He had no father or mother.) I know that’s hard for us to understand, because everything we see around us had a beginning. Even the universe–the stars, the galaxies, even the atoms you can’t see that make up everything in the world–all had a beginning. But God had no beginning. The Bible says, “The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 40:28).

And God also never changes or grows old. Have you ever noticed how everything around you changes? People and animals change and grow old; trees grow up and die; even rocks eventually weather and disintegrate. But God never changes; as the Bible says, “I the Lord do not change” (Malachi 3:6). This is one reason why you can depend on Him, because He’ll never change His mind or go back on His promises.

But the most important truth I can tell you about God is that He loves you, and He wants you to know Him and be His friend. How do I know this? I know it because God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to show us His love. And right now Jesus wants to come into your life and make you part of His family forever. Ask Him to come into your heart today–and He will.

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59 Comments

  1. Angela says:

    Thank you, Angela.

  2. Chwayita Jaji says:

    Thank you for your explanation. I’m a true believer in God but unfortunately for me, I lack the power to serve Him truthfully since there are many challenges I’m facing in life but can’t make it to serve Him in a right and proper way.

  3. Adrienne B says:

    Thank you so much Brother Billy Graham for that because me and my cousins had a huge argument over that simple question and know I can finally show them a website of the exact same question and also thanks for the bible verses. You are truly my hero.

  4. Richard says:

    I have been a Christian for 40 years and the more I learn about God, the more questions I have about Him. I know I am His child and am saved ! I guess my conclusion is , if we could figure God out completely, He wouldn’t be God! 😊

  5. Alain says:

    Thank you!

  6. Ressa HALL says:

    Thank you for the answer. I have had that question for years and thank you for the answer.

  7. Diana L Nickerson says:

    I keep asking where did God come from. Nobody could answer me. Thank you brother Billy Graham for helping me to understand. Me and my cousin got into a huge argument.

  8. Robbie says:

    But how does something just become living? I’m a Christian but I really don’t understand how Jesus was just there and decided to make planets, humans, etc. Please help.

    1. BGEA says:

      Robbie, remember that God, by nature, is all-powerful. He is supernatural, meaning beyond our natural, explainable world. Our human minds can’t fully grasp everything about Him, but that’s why He’s given us the Bible, which are His words to us. The Bible says in Genesis 1 that He spoke the world into being. Think of the power He has to speak something into creation! We may not understand it now while we are on earth, but that doesn’t make it untrue. Because God is God, He controls the world and the cosmos. He holds the world in balance. And this is where faith comes in. We can’t understand everything about an infinite, holy God, but He has given us all we need to know in the Bible. We take His words by faith. Yet it’s not a blind faith.

      Scripture tells us that creation is evidence of God. It has His fingerprints all over it. We have just enough water and air to survive. Our planet is just far enough from the sun but not too far for us to live here. There is order in creation. All of these are a reflection of the Creator, who sustains us. Romans 1:20: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Psalm 19:1, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

  9. Michael says:

    Praise the Lord!

  10. Aujanea Lacking says:

    I’ve been interested in learning more about God. The more I learn I become happy inside.