A blog on the internet states,
“The laws that govern the Universe must exist before the Universe, therefore…”
But who said the laws that govern the universe must exist before the universe? If there was no universe, why would there need to be laws to govern it? To state this, one would have to say that laws and God must be the same thing. But this is not true! The laws were created when the universe was created. The laws were created to control or put boundaries on that which was created.
- God created out of nothing, i.e. Ex-nihlo.
- God existed before the universe was created – Col. 1:16, John 1:3.
- God is perfect – 1 Peter 1:15.
- God is orderly – James 1:17, 1 Cor. 14:40.
- God cannot change – Mal. 3:6
But to assume that God and his laws are one in the same is not true.
Example, the law of gravity does not mean that God dealt with gravity before creation occurred. Gravity was part of creation. It had no reason to exist before. There was nothing except God and God is not laws!
God is past, present, future (Ex. 3:14; John 8:58 Deut. 4:35, 39). There is nothing like Him (1 Kings 8:27; Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 44:24; 55:8, 9; John 4:24; 1 Tim. 1:17; Deut. 4:35, 39).