Does God Exist?

There are dozens (and here) of arguments for God’s existence.  Provided here are three powerful arguments for theism.  If you can just remember GOD’s name you can remember these three arguments.

G = Good and evil

O = Origins of the universe

D = Design of the universe

The ‘g’ in God’s name stands for good and evil.  The fact that there exists objective moral truth is evidence for God.  Check out the video titled “The Moral Argument” for a quick introduction.  Below that video (and the other videos) are summaries and links to more information about that argument.  The ‘o’ in God’s name stands origins of the universe.  The video for the origins of the universe for evidence for God’s existence is titled “The Kalam Cosmological Argument.”  There are many versions of the cosmological argument, but the kalam version argues from the beginning of the universe to the existence of God.  The ‘d’ in God’s name stands for design of the universe.  The video for the design of the universe is titled “The Fine-Tuning of the Universe.”

Good and Evil

 

The Moral Argument (or the argument from good and evil) can be summarized as such:

P1: If God doesn’t exist, objective moral truth does not exist.

P2: Objective moral truths does exist.

C: So, God exists.

Other resources for this argument includes:

The Moral Argument for God’s Existence by Paul Copan

God, Naturalism, and the Foundations for Morality by Paul Copan

William Lane Craig’s clearing house of resources for the Moral Argument (includes videos, podcasts, articles)

Origins of the Universe

The Kalam Cosmological Argument (or the argument from the origins of the universe) can be summarized:

P1: Whatever begins to exist has a cause.

P2: The universe began to exist.

C: So, the universe has a cause

Other resources for this argument includes:

The Kalam Cosmological Argument” by J. W. Wartick Always Have a Reason website

God is the Best Explanation for the Origin of the Universe (7 min. video)

The World’s Ten Worst Objections To The Kalam Cosmological Argument by Craig Reasonable Faith website

11 Objections to the Kalam Cosmological Argument” by Randy Everist Crossexamined.org

William Lane Craig’s clearing house of resources for the Kalam Cosmological Argument (videos, articles)

Design of the Universe

The Fine-tuning Argument (or the argument from the design of the universe) can be summarized:

P1: The fine-tuning for life in the universe is either due to chance, necessity, or design.

P2: It is not due to chance or necessity.

C: So, it is due to design.

Other resources for this argument includes:

William Lane Craig’s clearing house of resources for the Fine-Tuning Argument (videos, articles, etc.)

God is the Best Explanation of the Fine-Tuning of the Universe for Intelligent Life (5 minute video)

“Humanity is Cosmically Special. Here’s How We Know” by Howard A Smith | Washington Post, Nov. 25 2016

Robin Collin’s Fine-Tuning Website

A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos by Luke Barnes and Geraint Lewis

“Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God” by Eric Metaxas at WSJ: article; video


Here are other resources on the evidence for the existence of God:

 

Reasonable Faith’s video on the Contingency Argument for the existence of God:

 

Another Reasonable Faith video on the Ontological Argument for God’s existence:

 

 

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