Recently, I read a Blog where the author was trying to make the point that nowhere in the bible does it say that God is self-existent and eternal. One of the greatest revelations in the bible is the fact that God is self-existent and eternal. Only in a day like ours do men believe there is no God, supposedly the universe is just a cosmic accident, where “random chance” is the ruler and master of all things.
Aristotle’s law of contradiction is under severe attack today; men suppress the truth, and do not want to believe there is a self-existent God who created all things. Aristotle’s law states that A cannot be A and non-A at the same time and in the same relationship, or stated another way, a thing cannot be and not be at the same time. Because this logic holds true, self-creation is against reason. “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind” Romans 1:28. A reprobate mind is incapable of reason or rational thought, no matter how intelligent the person may be.
The bible declares God to be self-existent not self-created. I AM is God’s personal name; it describes the attribute of God that is like no other, God has no beginning of days, He just is. It is at this point that any sane man would fall down and worship. Time is as much a creation of God as matter, energy, and space. I AM is awe-inspiring, it raises God to a level far beyond anything we can conceive of in this life. Everything has a source; nothing stands alone – except God!
The Christian is one who worships God for who He is – exalted, high and lifted up, without beginning of days or end of life. He understands Jesus Christ for who He is, “For in him were created all things in heaven and on earth,” “He is before all things” Colossians 1:17&18.