God was not born, God is the uncaused cause, he existed before all things, and always existed, he even existed before time, because he created time. so God was not born in that sense, as in, the original cause of his existence. however, Jesus Christ, who though human, was also God, was born of the Virgin Mary through the direct intervention of the Holy Spirit
He wasn't born. It's real hard to explain to people. Ok so you know the Big Bang theory? Well it's kinda like that.... There was nothing at the beginning of time and god appeared out of nothing! Just appeared. Just like that. And then he created EVERYTHINg. With nothing.
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It's pretty simple really and you see an example in your own life every day.
When you turn on your computer it boots up. The power surges through the thing's innards and what was previously a mass of inert plastic and metal becomes a thinking powerhouse able to differentiate between 0 and 1 so quickly that it seems like magic. It's called booting because it's like picking yourself up by your own bootstraps.
There was an Irishman once named the Strong Muldoon who was so strong that he could put his hand in his own hip pocket and hold himself out at arm's length. That's the ultimate in human bootstrapping. Truly!
God is like that inanimate computer but when somebody conjures him up out of their imagination it's like booting your computer and he comes to life. And, like your computer, he can add ones and zeroes so quickly that he made the whole universe in six days. (On the seventh day he had to take some down time to get his motherboard replaced.)
Unfortunately, in spite of making the world for us, he knows diddly squat about running it and passed that job over to a cyber-tech named Lucifer.
God was born at an evolutionary crossroads. There were two hypothetical humanoids way back when. One of them heard a rustle in the bushes, and immediately thought it was a venomous snake about to bite him and cause him tremendous amounts of pain and death. This guy practically jumped out of his skin and hoofed it three meadows over before even pausing to catch his breath. The other heard a rustle in the bushes and thought it was the wind.
Back in the days before modern times, this situation found itself being repeated many, many times. Most times, it really was just the wind. You'd find humanoid A still zipping out of there just as fast as he could go, and humanoid B would watch the lunatic hooting and hollering over fallen trees and such. Occasionally, though, it was a snake. And every time it WAS a snake, A would live, and B would die. Play this out over a long enough period of time, and tell me which reaction gained prominence.