My friend Chrissy asked me to comment on a question she received from an atheist friend of hers. Perhaps someone has asked you this same question; "You can say that God created us and the Earth, but then who created God, how did God come about?"
Chrissy, the following are my own views, but each of us must come to our own conclusions. Your friend has asked a question which he knows no man can answer to his satisfaction, but we can provide an understanding that allows us to accept the reality that God almighty has always existed, without a beginning and without an end.
How does one begin to explain with human words, that which is not human. The Father knew from the very beginning that we humans could not understand or even be able to behold Him, so He simple said, "I AM THAT I AM" (Exodus 3:14). For the one who has learned to love the Lord, this is enough. However, the evil one comes into our lives to challenge our faith with mankind's insignificant knowledge, so we blindly try to look further for human words to explain what is not human, and is far beyond man's simple ability to understand.
It is like looking at a fish in the dark ocean, how do we humans tell the fish about a thing called fire? The fish has never seen fire, and has no way even to comprehend such a thing, but his inability to understand does not mean there is not a thing called fire above and below the fish's dark waterier home. What could be more different than fire and water, what could be more different than God, and human understanding?
Chrissy, when I am asked such questions as "who created God", I tell them I will answer them if they can tell me where the universe ends, and if there is an end, then what is it contained in, and who, or what, is holding the container? Very quickly we begin to see how limited mankind's knowledge really is. All of our human knowledge is based on our surroundings, just as it is with the fish in the ocean. We look at the universe and think this is all there is, while also wondering where did it start and where does it end. You see, we humans can't conceive of something that is so different from us, something that never had a beginning and will never have an ending. We can somewhat understand our universe because it does have a beginning and it does have an end. However, our so called "massive endless Universe" will seem so insignificant when the Lord returns to the garden for His children, as we see Him roll the entire universe back like a simple paper scroll. If you can envision our Master's return in such wonderful glory and might, then tell me who created such an awesome power. When we see what our words do not have the power to describe, then we will know that God was always here, He is the creation Himself. It is only mankind, and his earth, which is temporary and in question.
How do I know God is the beginning? Because my own life began with Him, and He tells me He was always here, long before my time ever began. His "word" is enough for those who truly seek His knowledge and understanding. One day we will all understand, and rejoice in His great wisdom. You and I both know that we will see that day, and my greatest prayer is that your friend will learn enough to see our Lord too. It is our faith, like a scientific instrument, which measures and proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was never a thing called time that God did not already fill.
It is our faith that tells us we can believe the scriptures when they say; "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." (Revelation 22:13-14). Also, "The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." (2 Corinthians 4:18). Mankind's science cannot measure what cannot be seen, our scientific knowledge is too limited to understand.
Chrissy, I hope my simple words have helped you to answer your friend's question. If not, please let me know and we will dig a little deeper. Remember, "in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God". Just as there is no end to the Father's heaven that surrounds us, there is no beginning to the Father who created us. God bless you Chrissy, in the name of our eternal Father, and may He fill your life with His understanding called faith.