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Offline melliff

Before
« on: March 30, 2019, 06:07:47 AM »
What was God doing before he created the Universe?  As he is eternal, there must have been an eternity before he created everything we know, so what was he doing?



Offline Deborah

Re: Before
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 09:23:19 AM »
That's a tricky question because time is part of the Universe - it was created by God along with the universe.

There is no 'before' or 'after' in eternity. So I'm not sure that your question is meaningful when worded in that way.

I don't know enough philosophy to answer it!
"My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me." (John 10:27)

Offline davetaff

Re: Before
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 11:21:25 AM »
What was God doing before he created the Universe?  As he is eternal, there must have been an eternity before he created everything we know, so what was he doing?

Hi Melliff
I don't think your question can be answered the only thing we can do is speculate.
Maybe he spent the time trying to decide did he really want to create mankind with all the grief they would cause him.☺

Love and Peace
Dave

Offline melliff

Re: Before
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 11:27:35 AM »
I guess what I'm trying to establish is God's purpose.  Was his only purpose to create our Universe?   

Offline John

Re: Before
« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:55:29 PM »
Why do you assume that God has a purpose in eternity?

We know that God has a purpose in creation. To show his love to his creations, us.

We know that we rejected God and is love and are suffering the consquences of that rejection.

We know how to obey God and to follow him, by being to Jesus.

What more do we need?