In the previous post I tried to explain the ontological argument for the existence of God, as I understand it. Now for the cosmological argument.
|In the beginning God created the |
heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1)
(1) Whatever begins to exist has a cause
(2) The universe began to exist
(3) Therefore the universe has a cause
(4) A self existent uncaused being must be the first cause: God.
Eternity and thermodynamics.
G.W.Leibniz (1646-1716, co-inventor of the differential calculus with Isaac Newton) advanced a similar argument, attempting to ask why anything exists at all. He concluded that it could only be God.
Since we now know how fine tuned for life is this universe God must have had living beings as his ultimate objective.
For an academic exposition by W.L.Craig (a brillliant Christian philosopher who is also an expert on cosmology) on the existence of God to a class of students listen to the podcasts on this website. He deals with searching questions from the students.
Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or use the comments box below.