What Happened Before God Created the World?

The Bible primarily is a book about the redemption of man, and as such there are certain topics that are not exhaustively covered (c.f. Deut 29:29).  One such topic is what happened prior to "in the beginning" Genesis 1:1. 

However, we are not without clues and what we do know includes the following:

1. There is only one eternal being (the Triune God) (c.f. Psalm 90:2)

2. He has the attribute of aseity (life in of Himself / not derived from anything else / self-existent) (c.f. John 5:26)

3. That all of creation was made after some time point - rather after time was created! (c.f. Genesis 1)

4. Another verse that will help us with this question is John 17:5 "Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was."

Therefore, we can summarize that before "in the beginning" / creation of all things, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit existed in perfect communion together in their full glory.

 

 

 

 
 
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