How Old is God?
Therefore, God has no age. The Bible states that God is, “The Alpha and the Omega,” “Who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
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1 Timothy 1:17 = “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise…”
Psalm 90:2 = “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
Psalm 93:2 = “Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting.”
Revelation 10:6 = “and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it...”
Deuteronomy 33:27 = “The eternal God is your refuge...”
Psalm 102:24, 25 = “...Your years are throughout all generations. Of old You laid the foundation of the earth...”
Revelation 1:8 = “‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’”
The very first words of the Bible are, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). However, this verse is not talking about God’s beginning; it’s talking about the beginning of our earth and the universe. God was there at the beginning of our universe, but He had existed long before that.
In fact, the Bible is clear that God has always existed. There has never been a time when He didn’t exist and there will never be a time when He stops existing. “Before the mountains were brought forth…Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God,” the psalmist wrote (Psalm 90:2).
One of the names by which God calls Himself is “I AM” (Exodus 3:14), because God exists in an eternal present. He has always been, and He always will be. We humans live in the past, present, and future. But time is not the same for God as it is for us mortals who live and die. The Bible says, “With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Peter 3:8).
We humans are used to things growing old and changing with time. But God never gets old. Time doesn’t change God. Isaiah wrote, “The everlasting God . . . neither faints nor is weary.” (Isaiah 40:28-31). At the second coming of Jesus, God will give us the gift of immortality so that we can experience life without age and growing old. Death will be swallowed up in victory because we shall put on immortality as a gift from the eternal, immortal, everlasting God (1 Corinthians 15:53, 54).
Because of Renaissance paintings depicting God as an old man with a long beard dressed in a robe, we tend to think of Him as old. We may even tend to think of God as a kindly, elderly grandpa who isn’t too involved anymore in all the activities of life. We may think it’s good to have Him around, but He is kind of on the sidelines of our lives. But if we think of God as young and vigorous and active—then He takes on an entirely different role for us. He is right here, actively involved with us in all that is going on daily in our lives.
Of course, God is neither old nor young as we know time. What is truly important is that God is. He is always there and always will be there. He never gets old and is always beside us, always loving us, always caring for us, always helping us with everything we face. He promises, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).