Monday, March 27, 2017

Answering A Common Objection To The First Cause Argument

  • Discussion:
          -A very common objection raised by atheists in response to the first cause argument for the existence of God is, "If God is the creator of the universe, then who created or designed God? Where did He come from?"
          -God has no beginning or end. He is eternal. That is His very nature. He is the first cause of all things. We know beyond any shadow of a doubt that something cannot create itself from nothing. It is impossible for nothing to create something.
          -What about the idea of an eternal universe? Can matter, time, and space be infinite? One cannot reach infinity by using finite instances or materials. In other words, it is impossible to have an infinite number of finite things. So the universe cannot be in itself eternal because it consists of finite particles. Hence, there must be an infinite outside Source.

1 comment:

  1. The universe had to have a beginning for if it didn't have a beginning you would have an infinite amount of past time. If you had an infinite amount of past time we would never reach this moment in time. Just as you cannot reach this moment in time to the end going forward you cant reach this moment from eternity past. You have to have an external cause that chose to create time itself.

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