What comes first? The chicken or the egg?
God has said there is no beginning and no end, and this is what we believe.
Let’s explore some possibilities to what this could mean.
Perhaps space, time and eternity are so extensive that the Lord has said it is absolutely unfathomable to mortal minds kept behind the veil, and hence infinite to them. And so "infinite" could mean uncountable or beyond understanding. It's fair to say that something uncountable could be infinite to us. This does not however mean for sure that it is the same for God. What is infinite or uncountable (beyond understanding) for us maybe countable and finite for God.
I'm reminded of Moses 1:35-37
35 But only an account of this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, give I unto you. For behold, there are many worlds that have passed away by the word of my power. And there are many that now stand, and innumerable are they unto man; but all things are numbered unto me, for they are mine and I know them.
36 And it came to pass that Moses spake unto the Lord, saying: Be merciful unto thy servant, O God, and tell me concerning this earth, and the inhabitants thereof, and also the heavens, and then thy servant will be content.
37 And the Lord God spake unto Moses, saying: The heavens, they are many, and they cannot be numbered unto man; but they are numbered unto me, for they are mine.
Although it may be finite to the Gods understanding, it does not erase the idea that things could ever be expanding, some how, some way, some form, as we see happening in our universe. I also don't think something finite to God makes things linear. It's possible there's still room for "one eternal round". (Whatever that really means)
Perhaps what God or The Gods have already created is so vast and advanced that we simply cannot comprehend it and it is innumerable to us. Which could give it the title beginningless or endless.
Personally, because it is innumerable or infinite for us, does not rule out for me the fact that in reality it could be finite for God, with possibility of eternal expansion.
However with all that being said, I do not think it rules out that in someway it could actually be beginningless for God as well.
Is there truly no beginning (no start)?
Or… do you think there could be some interpretation of beginning overlooked?
Or… are we out to lunch on this and there must be a beginning?