I've been chatting with a friend from church over email this afternoon about the question of "Who made God?" and how it relates to first causes, the Universe, design, etc etc. As I haven't had much time to post anything of late I thought I would be cheeky and post up one of my replies to him...
I understand the answer to the question "Who made God?" as nobody did. God is eternal and something that is eternal isn't created by definition.
Who made God is a separate question (or should be) to the "Who made the Universe?" question as God transcends our Universe.
For an infinite universe there need never be a 'first cause' as its cause can just continue regressing further and further back. Since our universe is not infinite we can legitimately ask the question who or what started it.
For the Christian we can quite comfortably say God but there also exists the possibility that our universe rests in a higher-dimensional space (possibly an infinite one) in which case it could still have a natural cause and saying God started ours becomes even more so a matter of faith.
If the first cause was a being such as God it would imply choice certainly and design (in its weak sense) in the origination of our Universe but certainly not Design (in the strong and interloping sense advocates of Intelligent Design use it) as God is quite capable of endowing His creation, the Universe, with the ability to continuously create itself in an ongoing fashion if He wants it to.
And that property is certainly where the evidence from our investigations of our own universe points to.
And also consistent with Gen 1:11-12, 1:24 and 2:19.
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