Slides in this set
What is its point?
· It seeks to prove the existence of God and his
transcendent (i.e. superior or supreme) nature
based on the fact that there is a universe.
· And to prove why there is a universe rather
than nothingness.…read more
The cosmological argument is an `a posteriori'
argument. This means that it is based on things
that can be proved by experience
· The experience and proof we have is based on
what can be seen in the universe. Observations
include: things that move and change; and the
fact that something is always existing.
· The cosmological argument is used to support the
existence of the God of Classical Theism and the
idea of a necessary being.…read more
THE GOD OF CLASSICAL
· This God is external and separate from
the rest of the universe, meaning that he
is outside space and time.
· There is only one God in existence.
· This God is omnipotent (all powerful) and
omniscient (all knowing).…read more
This applies to God and his
transcendent nature who is
outside space and time. However,
he can still control us. Those who
support the cosmological
argument say that if He did not
exist, than neither would we.…read more