Apr 9, 2010

Who Made God? 「誰が神を造った?」

ある懐疑主義者 とクリスチャンの会話がありました

「もしも宇宙が創造主を必要 とするのなら、神自身も創造主を必要とするのではないか?誰が神を造ったのだろう?」

「面白い質問だね。私は君は神の存在を信じていないと 思ったけれど。答えはこうだよ。誰も神を創造していない。宇宙が有限(初めを持つ宇宙)であり、創造主を必要としているのとは違い、神は創造主を必要とし ないんだ。」


C:「なぜなら神は永遠の存在だからだよ。永遠に存在している方は創造主を、存在 させしめるなにかを必要としないんだ。」
「詩編90:2で『とこしえからとこしえまで あなたは神です。』とある。神は永遠の存在。しかし、宇宙はまったくもって別のカテゴリーに入るんだ。科学的にも示されているように、宇宙は常に存在していた訳ではないんだ。存在の出発点をもつものは、その出発 の原因・創造主を必要とするわけだ。勝手に存在し出すなんてことはない。無は何も創造しないんだ。」




C:「神が常に存在しているということを笑う前に、このことは覚えていて欲しい。つ まり、何かが必ず常に存在していなくてはならないということ。分かるかい?」


C:「そうだね、ではちょっと一緒に考えてほしい。もしも、無からは何も生まれないのに、何かが存在している。ということは、何かが もともと存在していた(ものを造り出すために)ということになる。
1.もしも、何も存在してない時があったのなら、今も 何も存在していない。


this is a quote from Charlie Campbell's blog "Always Be Ready"
(You can check out his ministry here

A common question skeptics raise when I talk to them about evidence for the existence of God, has to do with the maker of God. The question usually goes something like this:

“If the universe demands a creator, then why can’t we just say God must have a creator as well? In other words, Who made God?”

I do find it interesting and a bit humorous, that it is usually atheists who bring up this question. I want to say, "Hey wait a second, I thought you didn't believe God exists."

Be that as it may, here's how I typically try to answer the question in a minute or two.

ME: Nobody made God. Unlike the finite universe (a universe that began to exist) that demands a creator, God does not need a creator.


ME: Because He is eternal. Someone who has always existed does not need a creator or someone to have brought Him into existence, because He’s always been. Psalm 90:2 says, “Even from everlasting to everlasting You are God.” God is eternal. But the universe falls into an entirely different category. As the scientific discoveries have shown, it has not always existed. And anything that begins to exist, requires a cause or maker. Things don’t just pop into existence all on their own. Nothing does not produce something.

SKEPTIC: Okay Charlie that makes sense, but you believe that God has just always existed?”

ME: Yes.

SKEPTIC: Impossible!

ME: Well, before you scoff at the notion of God having always existed, keep this in mind: something must have always existed. Do you realize that?

SKEPTIC: Why do you think that?

ME: Well, think through this with me: If nothing cannot produce something, and yet
something exists, then it follows necessarily that something has always existed (in order to bring the something into existence). Think of it this way:

1. If there ever was a time that absolutely nothing existed, nothing would exist now.
2. Something exists now.
3. Therefore, there was never a time that absolutely nothing existed.

So, to answer your question, Who made God? No one. God is eternal and does not need a maker. The universe is not eternal and does require a maker.

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