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How Old Is God? Discover The Eternal Nature Of The Creator

How Old Is God? What Does The Holy Scripture Reveal About His Age?

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Published by Kenneth Garcia

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It’s hard for us to imagine not aging. We’re used to the signs of aging: joint pain, wrinkles, loss of vitality, deteriorating eyesight, memory loss, and graying hair. Everything around us, including our homes, cars, and pets, ages over time.

In contrast, God doesn’t age. He isn’t affected by time[1] like we are. He isn’t an old man watching from the sidelines. He is vibrant, powerful, and dynamic. The book of Revelation describes “thunder and lightning” coming from God’s throne, and the One seated there is surrounded by a radiant light (Revelation 4:3).

Key Takeaways

  • God is eternal, existing outside the limitations of time and aging, contrasting with human and natural aging processes.
  • God has a timeless existence, and humans have temporal lives, emphasizing God’s unchanging nature compared to human aging and change.
  • Understanding God’s eternal nature provides comfort and perspective, highlighting His continuous presence and relevance in the face of human mortality.
the divine birth of Jesus Christ illuminated by celestial light and surrounded by ethereal clouds and heavenly beings

When Was God Born?

God was born, in Christian belief, in the form of Jesus Christ, who is believed to be God incarnate (God in human form), around 6 to 4 BC. This event is celebrated annually on December 25th as Christmas. The concept of God’s “birth” refers to this incarnation as Jesus, not to the existence of God Himself, which is considered timeless.

Understanding that God has no beginning and has always existed can be challenging, given our tendency to associate everything with an origin. God was never created; there was no being before Him to give Him life. He is the source of life, the creator of the universe and heaven, offering us eternal life.

God’s own words in Revelation 1:8 clarify His eternal nature: “I am the Almighty One; I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come.” This statement affirms His existence in the present, past, and future, emphasizing His everlasting presence.

The concept of time, as we understand it, doesn’t apply to God. As stated in 2 Peter 3:8, “With the Lord, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” Thus, God’s age is beyond our comprehension.

the eternal nature of God within a cosmic tableau

How Old Is God?

God is eternal. He sent His Son, Jesus, to save us and exist in heaven before Jesus’ birth. If we could answer the question “How old is God?” it would imply that God’s existence began at some point and might end. However, there isn’t a definitive answer because we believe in Him.

Some scholars interpret scriptures like Revelation 12:7–9 and Ezekiel 28:11–19 as events in heaven before creation. They suggest Satan, a fallen angel who rebelled against God, is the “King of Tyre” in Ezekiel and the “huge dragon” in Revelation.

Luke 10:18 suggests Satan fell “like lightning from heaven” after this conflict, appearing as a snake in the Garden of God. Despite these interpretations, the Bible doesn’t detail God’s actions before Earth’s creation.

Numerous Bible verses describe God’s attributes, consistently portraying Him as eternal and existing before the universe’s creation.

James Lindsay, in the “Eternity” section of the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, states, “God, in His internal being, is above time; in His eternal absoluteness, He is above temporal development and knows no changeableness.

the timeless nature of God through a cosmic hourglass

Does God Age?

God is eternal, meaning He has no beginning and no end. God is viewed as timeless and unchanging. Therefore, God does not age in the way humans do. Time does not affect God as much as it affects us.

1. God Is The Eternal One

God, referred to as “I AM” in Exodus 3:14, exists in an eternal present, one of His attributes. He has always existed and will continue to do so. Unlike humans, who exist in the present, past, and future, God experiences time differently.

Hope Bolinger’s essay “Where Did God Come From?” introduces Aristotle’s “unmoved mover” argument. It suggests that if a finite being created the universe, something must have created that being, leading to an infinite chain of creators.

However, Peter Kreeft’s Initial Cause Argument resolves this issue. It posits that something must have initiated everything. An eternal, uncreated God, existing from the beginning, must have set the universe in motion.

2. God Never Ages

Humans age and change over time, but God is ageless and unchanging. Isaiah 40:28–31 refers to God as eternal and tireless. At Jesus’ second coming, God will grant us immortality, freeing us from the effects of aging. This gift of immortality from the everlasting God will defeat death (1 Corinthians 15:53–54).

3. There Is No Beginning And No End

The Bible begins with “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). This passage discusses the origins of the universe, but not of God. It implies that God was already present when our cosmos was created. The Bible clearly states that the Creator is timeless. He has always existed and will continue to exist. As Psalm 90:2 puts it, “You are God from everlasting to everlasting… even before the mountains were brought forth.

4. The Lord Is Eternally Young

Renaissance paintings often depict God as an elderly figure, leading us to perceive Him as archaic or disinterested in daily events. However, envisioning God as vibrant and active changes our perspective. He is present in our lives, participating in our daily activities.

God’s age is beyond our understanding, but His eternal existence is what truly matters. He has always been and will always be there, loving and supporting us through every challenge. As He reassures us in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never abandon you nor desert you.”

Despite our inability to comprehend God’s age, it’s important to remember His active involvement in our lives. He cares for us and seeks a relationship with us. Even if we can’t grasp all aspects of Him, we can trust in His superior ways (Isaiah 55:09).

We may not understand how old God is, but we can have faith in His ability to fulfill His plans for us. As stated in 1 Timothy 1:17, “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

the transformative moment of Christ's Second Coming

Summary 

God, being eternal, is immune to death and aging. As stated in 1 Corinthians 15:53–54, He will grant His people immortality, freeing them from disease, aging, and death. This will occur at Christ’s Second Coming, when His followers will ascend to heaven, leaving behind their mortal bodies. This revelation should inspire awe and alleviate our worries. As John 1:3 affirms, without God, who sustains the universe, nothing would exist.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Lord God?

The Lord God has no age. The Lord God is eternal. God exists beyond the constraints of time and does not have a specific age.

Has God Always Existed?

Yes. God has always existed and will continue to exist, beyond the constraints of time and space.

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