God has always just BEEN—he is the Uncaused Cause, the Uncreated Creator. Before the creation of the
worlds of time and space, such as our world, God just WAS. He began his creation with the Eternal Son and
the Infinite Spirit who, with God, form the Paradise
Trinity— Father, Son and Holy Spirit And before that, God IS, and always has been. I can't pretend to
understand this...God is, above all, quite a mystery.
Trying to understand these kinds of mysteries
is largely an exercise in futility, as we are time-space creatures, and we think in linear time
constraints. The Universal Father is infinite, and
not at all limited by either time or space. So, trying to understand his ways are difficult indeed for us
But I do know that God is love, and he created the Eternal Son as an expression of
that love, as well as the Infinite Spirit. From this Trinity—who are all equally God—sprang all else—all
of the Universe of Universes. And the Universal Father sheds his love throughout all of his vast creation.
Another thing that I know is that God, even while being the farthest from us, is a a real, loving
personality who dwells in intimate association
with each of us in this time-space creation of earth, in the form of a pre-personal fragment of himself.
In this way, he does escape his purely infinite existence, and can experience OUR lives with us as we live
them here on Earth. God is our true Spirit Father, as well as the Creator of the Universe. This section,
titled The Mystery of God can help you to
understand this concept better than I could ever explain it.
Perhaps the following section will also
help you somewhat: It is called The Infinity
of God .
The best advice I can give you regarding this question is to access our on-line Urantia
Book, and begin at the beginning, where the nature of God is fully explored. Please go HERE for a great adventure. You will discover God,
revealed as a loving Person, a merciful Father, and the Source of all truth, goodness and beauty, as well as all of the material
creation. Even though many of the mysteries about God are unfathomable, the authors of The Urantia
Book manage to reveal the Universal Father in a way that is largely understandable, comforting, and
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Thanks for this very deep question—I hope
you will enjoy exploring The Urantia Book, and discovering the mysteries of God for yourself.