The 5 Arguments That Prove God Exists

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Understanding the Concept of the Unmoved mover. Under this Concept, it is recognized that everything in the world is divided into two specific categories. The one is in motion, and the other one could potentially be put into action. Everything seen in the world today results from a potentiality being turned into an actuality by an outside mover. Thus, in this particular analogy, God was the external force necessary to precipitate the action of all other objects in this universe.

Understanding the Argument of the First Cause. Everything in the world today is the result of cause and effect, wherein a particular action makes a specific type of result. Similar to the argument of the first mover, there must have been a reason to begin the first effect. A defense that was not influenced by any prior action before it is, in this instance, that the Concept of God is introduced as being the first cause in the long line of cause and effect.

Understanding the Argument of Contingency. In this specific argument, everything in nature is assumed to exist and to not exist with the necessity of something presently living to bring about that which does not exist. This brings up the topic of a necessary existence already in place that brings about the presence of all other things. Such an existence is described as God being the Creator of all things.

Understanding the Argument of Degree. Everything in the world today has specific gradations. Namely, some things are described as colder, hotter, better, or worse. Based on this argument, if everything has a source at the maximum or height of that specific type of the genus, then God’s highest genus or the absolute ultimate measure for all things, namely utter and complete perfection. Following this line of thought to its solid zenith will result in something that has no equal and is perfect.

The Teleological Argument.  This argument states that all natural bodies in the world work toward some predetermined goal, even animals such as birds seem to know where to go when it is winter, its water, what is ok to eat, and where they can fish. This argument assumes that all natural things in the world lack knowledge, and it does not make sense that they would know such things as which direction would be the best to fly towards. 

Parting Words

Even saying there is a universal natural knowledge of God, there are unquestionably individuals or groups of people who deny God’s existence and offer arguments in their defense. Some have attempted to expose contradictions within the Concept of God (e.g., between divine freedom and omniscience), thereby likening God to a “square circle” whose existence is logically impossible. At most such arguments only rule out certain conceptions of God, which are often at odds with the biblical view of God in any case.

Gary R. Lindberg, in his book’s thesis entitled “God’s Existence: Truth Or Fiction? The Answer Revealed,” conveys that science proves that God exists. The author discovers why many Christians fear the Concept of evolution, why they should not fear it, and how Christianity agrees with evolution. The book offers its influential theory to challenge readers to contemplate and presents its unique conclusion.

It is more than enough to point out that given the complexities of the world and the considerable limitations of human knowledge, humanity is in no position to conclude that God could not have morally justifying reasons for allowing the evils people observe. Indeed, if humans already have grounds for believing in God, they can reasonably conclude that God must have such reasons, whether or not people can discern them.