Does God Exist // Show Notes
God’s eternal power and divine nature are clearly seen from God’s creation
The Heavens declare the glory of God
Beach Ball analogy
The Kalam Cosmological Argument – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CulBuMCLg0
Kalam Cosmological Argument was made popular by medieval muslim scholars
Universe has always been here or it had a beginning.
If it had a beginning, how was it caused?
Basic principle of cause and effect is that every effect has a cause.
Everything that comes to be is caused by something before it.
Whenever a what cannot explain something, we automatically defer to a who.
The more complicated something is, the less of it actually happening by chance.
Mathematics and logic have been closely linked
Syllogism – logical formula
Monty Python Example:
Everything that has a beginning has a cause
The Universe had a beginning
Therefore, the universe had a cause that brought it into existence.
We would say the cause is an agent, God, who made it.
You cannot jump out of a bottomless well//You cannot climb an infinitely high wall
Looks like the universe had a beginning.
It is a relatively recent idea that the universe is not eternally historical.
Telos – ending, finality, end-purpose, why something is.
the cause by which something arises.
Famous idea is the watchmaker argument
Answers the “Why?” question
When we uncover something extremely complex, it is irrational for us to say “that has come into existent by itself.”
Darwin’s Black Box
The Discovery Institute
“I don’t have enough faith to be an atheist”
Antony Flew quote
“I now believe there is a God…I now think it [the evidence] does point to a creative Intelligence almost entirely because of the DNA investigations. What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements to work together.”
Look up other arguments for a God:
Mere Christianity – first chapter