A common argument from atheists and skeptics is that if everything must have a reason, then God must have a reason. The conclusion is that if God needed a cause, then God is not God (and if God is not God, then there must be no God). It is “Who made God?” There is a more complicated form of the basic question. Everyone knows that nothing comes from nothing. So, if God is “something,” then he must have a cause, right?
The question is confusing because it leads to the false assumption that God came from somewhere and then asks where and how it could be. The answer is that this question makes no sense. It’s like asking, “What does the color blue smell like?” The color blue does not belong to the category of aromatic substances, so the question itself is wrong. Similarly, God is not in the category of created or caused things. God is uncaused and uncreated—He is existence.
How do we know this? We know that nothing comes from nothing. Therefore, if there was an ordinary time when nothing existed, then nothing would ever come into being. But things do exist. Therefore, since nothing can be completely void, something must always exist. We call that eternally existing thing as God. God is the uncaused being who brought everything else into being. God is the uncreated Creator who created the universe and everything in it.