Many wonder how old God is. The explanation is that God does not have an age. Being timeless, He cannot have a chronological age. As the Creator, God has always been, and always will be, omnipresent. He is truly one-of-a-kind and transcends all other beings on account of this one distinguishing feature. In the Spirit, time does not exist, thus from our perspective, God lives simultaneously in the past, present, and future. But Jesus’ age is a different story, as he is God’s incarnate. The question still remains: What are the ages of God and Jesus?
God’s Age According To Scripture
God’s age cannot be calculated in the same way as people’s ages since God did not begin His existence on Earth. God existed before the beginning of time and He will exist forever. Therefore, He is not limited by time or age but also created time. The following are some Scriptures that refer to God’s age.
God Is Without Beginning Or End
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.
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. The psalmist declared in Psalm 90:2, “Before the mountains were brought forth… Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
God Is Eternal
Because God resides in the everlasting present, one of the titles He uses to refer to Himself is “I AM” (Exodus 3:14). He has always existed and will continue to exist. Humans are present in three dimensions: the past, the present, and the future. But time does not exist in the same way for God as it does for us humans who both live and die.
“With the Lord, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day,” the Bible states (2 Peter 3:8).
God Never Ages
We are open to things aging and changing throughout time. But God is eternal. God does not alter with time. “The everlasting God… neither faints nor is weary,” wrote Isaiah( 40:28–31).
God will grant us immortality at Jesus’s return, allowing us to live forever without having to worry about death or aging. By donning immortality bestowed to us by the eternal, everlasting, unending God, we will triumph over death and claim victory over it forever (1 Corinthians 15:53, 54).
God Is Forever Young
We picture God as an elderly man because of Renaissance artworks that show Him with a white beard and a robe. The picture of God as a doting grandfather who’s too old to be involved in the daily grind is possible. We like having Him close by, yet He is usually only a spectator in our dramas. But if we see God as youthful and full of life and activity, He takes on a completely new significance. He is present, taking an active part in our daily activities.
In human terms, God is not either old or young. The fact that God exists is what matters most. He has been, and always will be, there whenever needed. He never tires of loving us, caring for us, and supporting us in all that we go through. “I will never leave you or forsake you,” He says (Hebrews 13:5).
Jesus’ Age On His Crucifixion According To Scripture
As humans, we are naturally curious about the significance of one thing about our own lives, and this curiosity frequently leads us to ask the same question. When Jesus died, how old was he? Did he seem to be a young man? Is he getting on in years? Was he living his best years? Did the difficulties of old age and a full life wear him down? Below are some answers to this inquiry.
Are There Passages That Pinpoint Jesus’ Age?
Jesus’ birth and death dates aren’t provided in the Bible, but we can infer them from other historical data.
Herod the Great ruled Judaea from 47 B.C. until his demise in 4 B.C. After Herod’s death, an angel appeared to Joseph and Mary again and advised them to return to the region (Matthew 2:19–23). Using these dates, we may place Jesus’ birth somewhere between 6 BC and 4 BC.
According to Luke 3:1, John the Baptist began his public ministry in the fifteenth year of Tiberius’ rule, which would place it around the year 26 AD.
As Augustus Caesar’s co-regent, Tiberius began his rule in 12 A.D., though he was not officially proclaimed Emperor until the following year. According to the Gospels, Jesus began His ministry shortly after John did and spent the next three and a half years preaching and performing miracles. This means that Jesus’ earthly ministry concluded around the year 29 or 30.
The Passover occurred when Jesus was crucified, and we understand that Pontius Pilate controlled Judea from AD 26–36. (Mark 14:12). The Jewish festival calendar was based on the moon cycle.
In light of all we know so far, we may place the crucifixion on either April 7 AD 30, or April 3 AD 33. The two sides both have credible academic support. If Jesus was crucified in AD 33, then His ministry lasted for more than three and a half years, and it began at least a year after John’s. The year 30 CE is generally accepted as the date of Jesus’ death by academics.
In reality, the incarnation of God in the person of Jesus Christ, his perfect life on earth, his atoning death on the cross for our sins, and his bodily resurrection from the dead are the most significant and transformative events in all of human history.
When Jesus was born and when He died are of little consequence. What matters is that every person knows that Jesus died for their sins and rose again to conquer death (Colossians 1:21–22). God has given us the opportunity for eternal life with Him (1 Peter 1:3). Having confidence in Him as Savior and Lord is all that is required for salvation (John 3:16–18; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8–9).
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