Deeper 6 - Kalam Cosmological Argument

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Proving God exists without the Bible

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  • 1. Proving Gods Existence #1 No Bible Allowed!
    • Much of this information is taken from the teachings of Dr. William Lane Craig, his book “On Guard”, and website Reasonable Faith. Amazon link: http://cbsa.net/OnGuard Website: http://www.reasonablefaith.org
  • 2. The Kalam Cosmological Argument
    • ( + ) Arguments for the premise.
    • ( - ) Arguments against the premise.
  • 3. 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause!
    • ( - ) Physics gives examples of things coming from nothing.
    • ( - ) Subatomic particles come into being from nothing from a vacuum.
  • 4. Whatever begins to exist has a cause!
    • ( + ) The Maria Argument!
    • ( + ) “Nothing comes from nothing, nothing ever could.”
    • ( + ) Ball in the woods, expansion.
  • 5. 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause!
    • ( - ) Only true of things in the universe but, not the universe itself.
    • ( + ) Taxicab fallacy.
  • 6. 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause!
    • ( - ) OK, What about your God! What caused him?
  • 7. 2. The universe began to exist
    • 2.1 An actually infinite number of things can not exist
    • 2.2 A beginning less series of past events involves an infinite number of things
    • 2.3 Therefore a beginning less of past events can not exist.
  • 8. 2.1 An actually infinite number of things can not exist
    • ( - ) Modern Set Theory.
    • ( - ) There are examples, such as dividing a distance into 1/2s infinitely.
  • 9. 2.1 An actually infinite number of things can not exist
    • ( + ) Hilbert's Hotel
    • ( + ) Objections normally point to potential infinite not actually infinite.
  • 10. 3. Therefore, the universe has a cause
  • 11. 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause. 2. The universe began to exist. 3. Therefore the universe has a cause.
  • 12. The Moral Argument
    • 1. If God does not exist objective moral values do not exist.
    • 2. Objective moral values do exist.
    • 3. Therefore God does exist.