The Existence of God Key Terms

KEY TERMS FOR EXISTENCE OF GOD 

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Thiest

A person who believes

that there is a God who

is directly involved in

creation.

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Atheist

A person who believes

that there is no God.

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Agnostic

A person who does not

know whether there is a

God or not.

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Proof

Evidence that guarantees the the truth of something..

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First Cause argument

A proof for the existence of God based on the idea that there had to be an uncaused cause that made everything else happened otherwise there would be nothing now. (Also known as the cosmological argument)

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Cosmological

To do with the nature of

the universe and used

in particular with the

cosmological argument

that says there has to be a God to explain the existence of all things.

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Design Argument

A proof for the existence of God based on the idea there is so much design and purpose in the universe that it could not have happened by accident; there has to have been a designer-God.  (Also known as the teleological argument)

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Teleological

To do with design or order, particularly the attempt to prove the existence of God by showing that there is design and order in the universe.

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Faith

A commitment to something that goes beyond proof and knowledge especially used about God and religion.

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