Different understandings of the role of God

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  • Different understandings of the role of God
    • TEMPORAL FIRST CAUSE
      • God began process, now ceases as it doesn't depend on him.
    • SUSTAINER OF MOTION, CAUSATION AND EXISTENCE
      • COPLESTON- Aq=in esse=idea of sustainer
      • Continued existence= necessary for sustaining M, C AND E
      • Everything continues to depend on G for its existence= ontological first cause
    • EXPLANATION OF WHY THERE IS SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING
      • The fact there is something= need explanation
      • The fact something exists doesn't explain its existence
      • Principle of sufficient reason= need for explanation
      • Explanation= outside t+s
      • Explanation doesn't depend on further explanation

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