Arguments for the Existence of God or Not

I do not spend much time attempting to prove the existence of God because of the fact of faith in Him to stand alone, His existence. The foundation upon which my personal existence rests upon faith in Him; faith that comes from Him. And my understanding of faith rests upon my personal understanding of Scripture, the Word of God that comes from Him as well. Everything rests upon the existence of God for this is the foundation of, well, everything. And proof of Him returns to His presence, His existence and that returns to faith; and faith returns to Him.

The following is nothing that I have initiated or thought of for these things existed even before Thomas Aquinas put them into writing.

Long ago, Thomas Aquinas presented five reasons for us to embrace the existence of God.  Here are his arguments for God consisted of:

  1. Motion

There is motion and nothing can move without the presence of an external agent causing the motion.There must be what is known as the “unmoved mover.”

  1. Cause

If we accept the idea that every effect has a cause; everything therefore has a beginning or begins because of an outside force. There must be a First Cause effecting movement.

  1. Perfection

Ultimately, the universe, cosmos, contains a strategic existence of advanced beings such as humans that directs us to a place of perfection or the final perfection, the beginning of perfection. This beginning must be God.

  1. Design

There exists an observable order or perfect design or object. The existence of that object cannot exist alone. Our logic designates an external Designer for the complexity of life and the order of the universe to exist. We always come back to a place of beginning.

  1.  Necessity

Everything that exists has some sort of relationship with everything else. Within this complex network of relationships, there exists a dependence upon another object for existence. Some argue for existence that becomes an infinite regression that is ultimately impossible because there must be what is referred to as a “necessary being.”

These five arguments for God’s existence have endured to become the standard argument for the apologetics of monotheism.

Faith in God, to embrace Him as God sustains the credibility of the argument for the existence of the Creator. For eons, for many centuries secular philosophers and great thinkers beyond them have challenged the existence of God utilizing the efforts of science at all levels. However, none have been able to dislodge the presence of the Almighty for even their understanding of the absence of God is sustained by their own faith in human ability. However, the question yet remains, “From where does man find his beginning?” Does not the answer come from this statement, “In the beginning God…?”

Do not ask me for the proof, for I have none except faith as expressed in Hebrews 11:1-3 “Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. For our ancestors won God’s approval by it. By faith we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible.”

Jesus is Lord.

About Bob Williford

Conservative Southern Baptist pastor, missionary, and personal evangelist. An avid supporter of Texas Tech Athletics. Enjoy oil painting, writing and woodworking. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my joy. Reading and writing are great for relaxing......
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