10 Arguments for the Existence of God
Christians often encounter people who doubt the existence of God. While most atheists & agnostics are non-confrontational, there is a vocal minority who are obnoxious, aggressive, and downright mean. When you are ridiculed, do you back down, or do you eagerly defend your faith?
Below are 10 arguments for the existence of God. They specifically argue in favor of Christian theism. I did my best to summarize each argument as concisely as possible, even though each evidence merits its own volume. The explanation of each argument is by no means comprehensive. I recommend that you use this list as a blueprint for further personal research.
1. The Cosmological Argument. This is the most fundamental and perhaps the strongest argument in favor of God. It states that the Universe/Cosmos exists and is real (Who can deny this point?). How did it get here? Why something rather than nothing? Since it is real, how did it come into existence? The Law of Cause and Effect states that every material effect (i.e. the Universe) is contingent (something had to cause the Universe to exist). Atheists/Agnostics respond to the Cosmological Argument by saying, “The Cosmos just is.” However, they make this claim in opposition to the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, which, because usable energy is running out, demonstrates that the Cosmos is finite. It must have had
a cause/beginning. Theists logically say, “God is the cause (Creator) of the Cosmos.” A Divine, Supernatural, Infinite Being is the only rational explanation for the existence of the Universe. God is the uncaused cause.
2. The Teleological Argument. Nature exhibits obvious signs of design, and a design necessitates a designer. Just as the various systems in an automobile were designed, the Universe’s design demands a Designer. The field of biomimicry is a strong indicator of a Divine Designer. Atheists/agnostics contend that the design of the Cosmos “just happened.” Theists say a design necessitates a Designer. It is irrational to believe that something can design itself into further complexity; there is no evidence to warrant such a conclusion.
3. The Moral Argument. This is one of my favorite observations. I find it fascinating that every human being has some sort of innate moral compass. For example, everyone (unless they are conditioned to think otherwise), regardless of race and background, knows that the rape and murder of a 3-year-old girl is horrible, even if they have never met the victim. Why does mankind have a sense of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’? Is one to say that morality is a result of chemical reactions in the brain, fine-tuned over supposedly millions/billions of years of evolution? How can love and hate, guilt and remorse, gratitude and jealousy, kindness and faithfulness, &c, be explained with ‘survival of the fittest’? Logic tells us that a Creator or Moral Lawgiver was required for this intrinsic morality to be implanted into the human psyche…
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