A common objection to Christianity is that if God made everything, then who made God and where did he come from?
In the following video, Professor Reinhold Schlieter asked Dr Kent Hovind that very question.
“I’m confused,” Professor Schlieter said. “Being philosophically consistent and being a very honest person, I’m sure you can tell me where God came from.”
Dr Hovind responded by pointing out that Professor Schlieter’s question inherently assumed an unbiblical definition of God in an attempt to undermine the biblical definition of God.
“Your question, ‘Where did God come from?’ obviously displays that you’re thinking of the wrong God,” Dr Hovind replied. “Because the God of the Bible is not affected by time, space, or matter. If he’s affected by time, space, or matter, he’s not God.
Dr Hovind continues, “Time, space, and matter are what we call a continuum. All of them have to come into existence at the same instance, because if there were matter, but no space, where would you put it? If there were matter and space but no time, when would you put it? You cannot have time, space, or matter independently. They have to come into existence simultaneously.
“The Bible answers that in ten words: ‘In the beginning (there’s time), God created the heavens (there’s space), and the earth (there’s matter).’ (Genesis 1:1)
“So, you have time, space, and matter created… Time is past, present, future; Space has length, width, height; Matter has solid, liquid, gas. You have a trinity of trinity’s created instantaneously. And the God who created them has to be outside of them. If he’s limited by time, he’s not God.
“The God who created this universe is outside of the universe. He’s above it, beyond it, in it, through it, he’s unaffected by it.
Dr Hovind concluded, “Your question, ‘Where did God Come from?’ is assuming a limited God. And that’s your problem. The God that I worship is not limited by time, space, or matter. If I could fit the infinite God in my three-pound brain he would not be worth worshipping, that’s for certain.”
So, what do you think of Dr Hovind’s response?