Did God The Father Have A Beginning?

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Hi J___,

Thanks for your question. You ask if God had a beginning. The first verse of Genesis tells us that God was before the beginning.

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

We are told that Christ does have a beginning:

Rev 3:14  And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

The video you saw shows a total disregard for faith in the word of God. This is a quote from Jesus Christ:

Joh 20:29  Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Faith is a gift from God:

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Heb 11:1 should not read “Faith is the substance of things hoped for…” Faith according to Joh 20:29 has nothing to do with physical substance. It rather has much to do with things that are not seen:

2Co 4:18  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Here is the American Standard Version of Heb 1:11:

Heb 11:1  Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, a conviction of things not seen.

So scripturally speaking, any person who has to see everything they believe demonstrated in a controlled scientific laboratory, needs to find a new religion because no one yet has ever demonstrated how a virgin can become pregnant without knowing a man or receiving the physical sperm of a man.
All I can tell you is that God was before what the scriptures call “the beginning.” Nowhere do the scriptures teach that the Father has a beginning, and I simply cannot speak above what is written as so many seem to feel free to do:

1Co 4:6  And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [ of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

The words ‘of men’ are not necessarily wrong, but they are not in the Greek which reads simply “not to think above what is written.”
I hope you find this to be for some help, and I pray that God gives you faith to believe in things you cannot see.

Your brother in Christ,

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