lightgigantic, The ancient philosophers of the Graeco-Roman world (many of whom eventually became Christians) probed this issue of God's perfection. Neo-Platonic philosophy tried to figure out ways to express the paradox of a perfect self-sufficient God who nevertheless created. If God from eternity is perfect, then He is self-sufficient, then he has no need to create. What would be the motive for an eternally perfect, self-sufficient God to create at a certain "moment"? The neo-Platonic philosopher wrestled with this question, and basically said it's a mystery, and offered only poetic images to express that mystery -- that the event of God creating was like a cauldron "bubbling over" from being too full of itself. He developed many other poetic images to express the same paradox. The point is, Creation is a paradox; and no amount of logic will dissolve that wonder into something manageably comprehensible.