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Don Stewart :: Was God Alone before He Created the Universe?

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Don Stewart

If there is only one God, as the Bible teaches, then how could He have any fellowship before humanity was created? Was God alone for all eternity before He created angels and human beings?

The Trinity Has Always Existed

The answer is found in what the Bible says about the very nature of God's Divine unity - the doctrine of the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity recognizes that the one God has existed for all eternity in three eternal persons - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Although they are of the same essence, they are distinct in their person.

Each Member Is Conscious Of Other Two

Each member of the Godhead is supremely conscious of the other two. Therefore there was an eternal fellowship within the Godhead before any finite creatures were created. God never existed in solitary aloneness rather there was a blessed communion between the three members of the Trinity.

God Had No Needs

There was no need, therefore, for God to create humanity. There was communication, love, and fellowship between the members of the Trinity. God, being complete in Himself, has no needs whatsoever. Being complete in Himself there was no compelling reason for Him to create humankind.

Summary

Before any finite creatures were created, God existed. Although God is a unity, He is a compound unity made up of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity was conscious of the other two. Therefore God was never alone. There was love and communication within the members of the Godhead before humanity was created. Consequently there was no need on his part to create the human race. God did not need anything. Therefore the reason for the creation of humankind cannot be found in something lacking in the nature of God.

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