Causation and Does God ExistQUESTION: How does Causation Answer "Does God Exist"?ANSWER:
There are a number of sound arguments for the Existence of God. When confronted with the question, “Does God Exist,” look to the Argument from Causation.
- Everything that begins to exist has a cause.
- The universe began to exist.
The universe (initial space, time, matter, and energy) had a cause.The Argument from Causation
Premise 1 of the Argument from Causation is true for the following reasons: (i) By definition, “nothing” cannot do anything; (ii) we never experience something coming from nothing; and (iii) every instance of change requires a cause, and something coming from nothing would be an instance of change.
Premise 2 of the Argument from Causation is true for the following reasons: (i) An infinite number of quantitative events faces logical impossibility; (ii) an eternal universe would have reached maximum entropy already; and (iii) scientific observations have established that the universe began to exist.
The Conclusion requires the cause of the universe to be a “mindful” and “aware” cause. A non-mindful/non-aware perpetual state of being could never change from that eternal state apart from a volitional source. In addition, the order and complexity of the effect points to a mindful and aware cause.