How Old is God? God’s Age, Abilities, Power, and More Bible References

As a young boy, I asked my mother what God was up to before He created the universe. She replied that He was preparing the Earth so His Son could come to save humanity.

The Bible refers to Jesus as “The Word of God,” and this text indicates that He existed long before His physical birth. Since God is eternal, He does not age, but it doesn’t end there…

1. God is Eternal

Many people mistakenly believe God is getting older, but it’s essential to remember He is Eternal. In Genesis 1, He created time and age itself when creating our world; therefore He does not age like we do (Psalm 102:27).

Asides from some verses describing an angelic rebellion between Satan and angels in heaven, the Bible provides no specific details regarding God’s activities before creation. But there is much talk in Scripture of God being all-powerful, all-present, and omniscient (something which human beings cannot ever truly know due to aging).

Consequently, Scripture indicates that He knows everything including our earthly life spans which is why the physical laws cannot limit what He created (see SEP entry on immutability and omniscience for further discussion). Therefore, when asking if God is old, Scripture indicates He cannot be limited by physical laws. Not only that but also dimensions like those which limit other physical things created from earth by physical laws and dimensions which limit everything He created (see SEP entries on immutability and omniscience).

Multiple verses highlight God’s eternal existence, saying His “years have no end” or that His existence “is infinite” (Psalm 93:2 and 103:17). These and other passages demonstrate that our life span may be finite while He is never-ending.

One way of responding is to argue that while He does have a temporal component to His existence, this is all part of His transcendent nature which includes timelessness (see SEP entry on infinity for more). Another approach suggests that one day for Him equals 1000 years for us – reflecting how greater He is than any human can comprehend (SEP entry on modal logic). Yet another strategy might be arguing that His omnipresence enables Him to gain knowledge of earthly lives which necessitates temporal involvement without compromising divine timelessness.

2. God is the Creator

The Bible repeatedly asserts that He created all that exists (Genesis 1:26, Job 26:4 and Colossians 1:16) – this includes both physical and spiritual elements alike. Furthermore, according to John 1:1-3 Jesus existed prior to becoming flesh (his physical incarnation in Bethlehem).

He created time itself; therefore we cannot assign an age to Him. Therefore He does not depend on our understanding of time to exist and will continue existing into eternity as evidenced in Isaiah 44:6 which states He is “The Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13).

He is an eternal being who holds everything together – without Him, nothing would exist! As we spend more time with Him and worship Him deeply, this should lead us towards an increasing love and reverence of Him; during times of difficulty, this knowledge should also provide comfort and strength, knowing He reigns supreme over everything around us. When approaching Him in prayer we should do so with reverence because He is the Creator of all that exists.

3. God is the Sustainer

God created time and all things within it yet is unbound by its effects. In fact, He doesn’t see time the way we do; rather He sees everything at once from past, present, and future in one seamless flow – this quality known as omnipresence makes God such an irrepressible force in the universe.

God’s sustaining power is most evident in our salvation: He sent His Son to die so we may live forever with Him in Heaven–an ageless paradise of beauty and splendor. But His sustaining care also works on earth every day through acts like encouraging each other, praying for one another or serving our fellow Christians.

But this is only scratching the surface of our understanding of God. Scripture also offers many other insights into His character; for example, Psalm 102:5 (https://www.biblestudytools.com/psalms/102-5.html) refers to Him as Everlasting Lord while Revelation 1:8/22:13 mentions Him as Alpha and Omega (“the first and the last, beginning and end”).

4. God is the Holy Spirit

The Bible reveals that God is the Holy Spirit. As co-equal with both His Father and Son, he is present everywhere at once and eternal, having always existed since eternity past; furthermore, he is infinite, possessing boundless power and knowledge.

God began by creating heavens and earth out of nothingness (Genesis 1:2). At first, the earth was formless and dark with darkness covering all surface waters of deep. After this God sent his Spirit over the waters (Genesis 1:2). God is joined by an eternal presence that is totally and completely fabricated known as the Holy Spirit (which you can read about here) who existed with him even before this universe existed (John 3:5; 6:63) who brings life.

Scripture describes the Holy Spirit as the “giver of life”, appearing with him even before the world was made (John 6:63); the Holy Spirit as part of the Godhead (Appearing before creation) He also appears eternally (Genesis 6:63). Finally He even exists outside time!

As He is human, He can feel hurt and sadness just like us. When insulted or berated by others, He can even become angry (Romans 8:35; 1 Corinthians 2:11). Additionally, believers are filled with the Holy Spirit who helps us interpret Scriptures correctly while providing direction in their daily lives – leading them through life’s trials as He guides and leads (cf Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:16).

Answers to questions such as, How Old Is God?, are that He is the Creator and Sustainer of all that exists in our universe, possessing infinite knowledge, power, omnipresence, eternal existence as well as coming down into history through Jesus Christ incarnated (Luke 1:35) as Lord Jesus Christ yet remaining fully divine (Acts 1:1-3).

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