The Existence of God (Part 7)

God Inscription

The Laws of Thermodynamics

This argument for the existence of God is based in science, so it can be a point of discussion with atheists and agnostics who will only talk with you about the existence of God from science, reason and logic.

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The Existence of God (Part 6)

God Inscription

The Law of Causality

This defense can be stated in many ways:

  • Causality is the relationship between an event (the cause) and a second event (the effect), where the second event is understood as a consequence of the first.
  • The law of causality states that every material effect must have an adequate antecedent cause.
  • If every material effect has an adequate antecedent cause, and if the Universe is a material effect, then the Universe had a cause.

We saw this idea earlier in our study about the Cosmological Argument – “Everything which has had a beginning was produced by a sufficient cause. The Universe has had a beginning, and therefore must have had a cause sufficient to bring it into existence.”

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The Existence of God (Part 5)

God Inscription

Teleological Argument

The second argument for the existence of God (outside of Scripture) is the Teleological Argument – also known as the Argument of Design – or the Argument to Design. As with the Cosmological Argument, we go back to Greek philosophers for early presentations of the argument. They include Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The Intelligent Design Theory (IDT) is a modern version of the Teleological Argument that proposes that many features of the universe and living things are best explained by intelligent design – an intelligent cause. Logical reasoning from the Intelligent Design of the universe is that there is an Intelligent Designer of the universe.

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The Existence of God (Part 4)

God Inscription

Cosmological Argument

When an atheist or agnostic will not continue talking with me about the existence of God because I’m using God’s Word in my faith defense, I like to turn to the Cosmological Argument because it deals with something everyone can see – the universe. Atheists and agnostics argue that they don’t believe in anything they cannot see, hear, taste, touch, or smell. They say they believe in the natural only – not the supernatural. The universe is something they can see (light waves) and hear (radio waves). The earth – a part of the universe – is also something they can taste, touch and smell.

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The Existence of God (Part 3)

God Inscription

I began teaching self defense in 1964. I did it because I saw the need to help people gain confidence in their ability to deal with bullies or criminals. I had been the victim of bullying as a child and martial arts gave me the confidence to stand up to people who tried to hurt or intimidate me. 47 years later, I am still teaching people for the same reason. Bullies and criminals are still among us.

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The Existence of God (Part 2)

God Inscription

You will learn a lot about an atheist or agnostic after talking with them for a little while. Remember to listen to them respectfully and prayerfully. The Holy Spirit will help you listen and give you words to share that will be meaningful. It’s important to remember that God knew all about your conversation from before He Created the universe. Nothing a person says to you will be a surprise to God. Because you are a child of God, you have a spiritual advantage in your discussions. Use your advantage to help make a big difference in the life of the person God has placed in your life. Look at your conversation as a spiritual opportunity God appointed.

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The Existence of God (Part 1)

God Inscription

The existence of God is at the root of the Christian Faith. Atheists say God does not exist. Agnostics say no one can know if He exists. Pantheists believe that God is all things and all things are God. Polytheists believe in many gods. Deists believe in a God Who Created the universe, but is no longer involved in it. Monotheists believe in One God, but disagree about Who He is. So many views about something so simple – either there is a God or there isn’t.

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