To answer your question, you need to define "beginning".
The beginning of what?
The beginning of what we understand to be the universe may only be a small part of something bigger than has existed forever, outside of time.
If there is an existence outside of time then the statement that nothing existed prior to the big bang is wrong. God existed and always has existed.
We look at creation from our own extremely limited viewpoint and assume that whatever conditions, standards and natural laws apply to us also apply to everything else. That might be wrong.
Maybe a creator (God) doesn't have a lifespan because he exists outside of time, and the laws of physics as we know them do not apply to him.
It just might be possible to have an intelligent existence outside of the biological life, and outside of time, that we know.
Consider this, how many senses do you have?
Now, how many senses are there?
The answer is that we don't know how many senses are possible and what we could detect and understand if we had those senses.
That's why it's so ridiculous when the atheists demand proof of God's existence. Maybe the proof is all around us and we can't detect it with our extremely limited senses.
The Bible says we're separated from God by sin, and we assume that sin is just things that God doesn't want us to do. Maybe what we call sin is far more than just the bad things in life. Maybe living a sin free life is the key that opens the door to a greater understanding of God and the universe.
Maybe if we lead sin free lives as God intended, we'd know the answers to all these questions, and just maybe we'd have the proof of God's existence that the atheists think is so important?
Either way there's more to it all than meets the eye, and we can't even begin to see even the smallest speck of it.
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