How could God have been a "supernatural being" before he even created "natural beings"?

If there were no other beings to compare him to prior to his creating man, would he not just be a "being"?---Futhermore, if the term "being" refers to all living creatures, and God was the only living creature, why would it be necessary to have a category with that label?

Why would he be called anything since there are no other gods, and no other creatures for him to be superior to.--It's not like we have to distinguish which creature is him, when there are no other " hims".Why would he need to be identified.

Can you be superior if there is noone to be superior to?

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FISH--Where does it say he was a spirit, and were there other "spirits" at that time? Were they natural and was he "supernatural? If he was different than a "natural" man, then why would he be supernatural? Wouldn't he be un-natural?

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RA VAR---I'm not refering to the word, but to what the word signifies.

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Shaolt200---Super to what.There were no other beings---natural or unnatural.

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Bety Boop---Try the dictionary.

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J---How can one be the only "supernatural being", when he is the ONLY being. If you're the only one then you're NATURAL.

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DOODLES08---I never requested answers from religious people.

Searching for truth about the origin of life and all matter is not the exclusive right of religious people; and if they are not sincere in their search for TRUTH then they are the ones who are out of place here.

I'm asking the honest questions they should have asked before deciding that they owned the truth.

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Son of nun---He didn't use those words, but he said"I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have false gods before me".

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Son of nun---He didn't use those words, but he said"I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not have false gods before me".

Your "math" caused you to repeat what I have been saying, i.e. "at that point he was nothing"

You shouldn't answer questions that you don't understand; and if you are that disturbed by honest questions, then you're not secure in your belief.

I believe your indignation is more for dramatic affect than sincere disagreement.

Update 9:

HUM--- sorry the above comment starting w/ "Your math" was for you.

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You should post a question for Christians as to why their god was a "0" before he created man.

Do you bother to read what you write?

Do you bother to read before you answer?

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I'm not the one trying to teach here. You are. Most of what I posted were honest questions,like you should be asking if you really want truth.

You talk about "learning on this site".

Do you want to "learn" what you already think you know? Don't people ask questions when they really want to learn? --BTW how much did you pay to keep this site for only people you agree with?

Update 12:

ROSE H---Please, you can't have it both ways. Either he was not a spirit or we were not made in his image.

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AUNT MOM--- It is not atheists who refer to him as God, or Lord , or even supernatural. Atheist don't believe he ever existed, so they don't bother describing him. Therefore, it is not Man who is confused, it is Christians et. al.: and it is not the words that are used inappropriatly, it's the false notions they imply.

You can't say ( as HUM has said) that he wasn't a god before he created

, but he is now. --If he didn't have those powers first, he couldn't have created everything, and thus would not be "God".

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So, if you're going to use words in relating your belief, you should have some idea as to what they mean.Otherwise, how can you ever recognize truth, if your unable to describe it?

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METAZONE---Are there other kinds of "words", beside the human ones.

Are these "words" all void of meaning, and does your brain go blank when you hear them?

It's not the "words" I'm discussing, but what those words imply.

Was your god a blob of energy floating around for zillions of years w/ no apparent reason for being?

Did he have low self-esteem, and had to create sombody to be superior to?--and to become a god?

Was he nothing before he became something?---Supreme to whom?

Update 16:

J---if we "cant answer what we don't know";--isn't that exactly what Christians are claiming?--- that thy DO know?

BTW--how did you learn about God if not by way of words?

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If "words" are unreliable, why do you believe them?---and even guide your behavior by them?

Were the Commandments not human "words"?

Update 18:

MUM---If we're going to award prizes for Q.&A., then I submit your answer for the grand prize in worst answer-category.Even other Christions would rebel at you 'nothing to somethnng' answer that you call "MATH".---it's not even good arithmatic.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Its just a term. To say supernatural shows that he was not created by something physical, he is not bound by the laws of nature, and so on. Supernatural just means God transcends nature.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is the dumbest question I've seen on this thing.

    metazone is totally right, and raVar explains it perfectly...

    Who is the one labeling God a "supernatural being" and who is the one naming us "natural beings"? WE ARE THE ONES LABELING, so before us, there was no label.. get it. So God was not a thing, he just WAS. We're the ones who turned him into whatever image we have in our heads of him, whatever words we use for him like "supernatural".

    If you still don't get it math can help, if you're into math. Think of god by himself before he created everything. At that point in time he is 0. Neutral, not superior to anything unless something else existed (if you're into deism and think he might have just been passing through or whatever), 0. So then when he creates us, and we exist, we are definately not equal to God, so let's say we're -10. God is still 0. Or they way we look at it today is we're 1. And god is infinite.. I hope this helps.

    I'm sick of questions like these. Where you already have your own opinion on the matter and you just want to find someone who agrees with you, to make you feel smart. Or maybe you just like to argue.. It's stuff like this that keeps a lot of intelligent people from using this site.--and the more intelligent people, the more everybody learns. It could be such a cool thing.

  • We humans have a problem with this because WE had a beginning.

    Everything we see had a beginning.

    However, the thought of God always being there doesn't settle in the cerebellum very well.

    Even that he was there alone for eons before he created His only begotten Son. (Proverbs 8:22-31)

    And no one knows but those two how long they were together before the Father used the Son as that Master Worker mentioned in the above Scripture!

    Remember you can't see the air either, but it is there.

    The thought that the earth is hanging in space at the perfect distance from the sun to sustain life at the right degree of tilt so we can experience the seasons......and all the food that has been provided as well as all the rest of creation is indeed a daily miracle.

    Ever heard the saying: "Might Makes Right"?

    Well, God has all the Might being termed Almighty.

    And......just another tidbit I wanna throw in here since you seem to be one who is skeptical about this whole topic........

    Just because the world of "professed Christianity" is doing crazy things "in God's name" doesn't mean they have the true God's backing or that He will tolerate it for all time.

    It also doesn't mean the Bible is not true!!!

    Notice.................

    “Be on the watch for the false prophets that come to YOU in sheep’s covering, but inside they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruits YOU will recognize them. Never do people gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles, do they? 17 Likewise every good tree produces fine fruit, but every rotten tree produces worthless fruit; 18 a good tree cannot bear worthless fruit, neither can a rotten tree produce fine fruit. 19 Every tree not producing fine fruit gets cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Really, then, by their fruits YOU will recognize those [men].

    21 “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew YOU! Get away from me, YOU workers of lawlessness." -Matthew 7:15-23

  • J.
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    God, who existed before, he created everything we can observe. God will exist when everything he created is gone. God is spirit.

    This is all we know.

    Is God a supernatural being or is he the only supernatural being? And are his eyes pink?

    We can't answer what we don't know.

    (I love the comment about human words. But we only know about God through the prophets. And yes they were human words.)

    Source(s): Christian bible
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  • 1 decade ago

    Scripture refers to God as Spirit, not as a living (if you mean natural or material) creature. Many people worship things created (gods) rather than the Creator (God). He called Himself "I AM" so you are somewhat right in your initial observation except that He is a spiritual entity.

  • 1 decade ago

    We call him supernatural from our point of view because he is way above what we consider natural. God never came to anyone in the bible and said, "I'm supernatural." We just consider him that compared to us

  • I understand that your trying to get answers and everything. But your gonna piss off a whole lot of catholics and christians by asking that question. I think its best to leave this kinda question to someone who isn't highly or not religious at all.

  • 1 decade ago

    He is the alpha and the omega, He is the beginning and the end, He is God all by Himself, anything and everything that He created He created from His word...God did not need anything to be everything!

  • 1 decade ago

    You just used the English language in your question mate. That sort of answered your own question.

    It's a human term, that originated with us. He doesn't speak in Heaven, in English. Paul said there is "A tongue of men, and a tongue of angels". It's OUR term, for him.

  • 1 decade ago

    U should know first that one who has no beginning no end is GOD. if one understand mystic form of God he is at once liberated as said in Gita.

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