Essays on Cosmological Argument
The Cosmological Argument is a philosophical argument for the existence of God that dates back to antiquity. It is based on the premise that since everything in the universe had to have a cause, there must be an ultimate uncaused cause which is God. This argument has been revived and developed by various philosophers and theologians over centuries, most notably Thomas Aquinas in his Summa Theologica.The basic idea behind the cosmological argument comes from Aristotle’s concept of efficient causality: Whatever begins to exist has a cause. To support this claim, he argues that if something can come into being without a cause, then it would be possible for it to begin existing at any time or place ” even now within your own mind. Since this clearly does not happen, we must conclude that all things which exist require some kind of external cause before they can come into being. Thus far, this argument only establishes an infinite regress of causes and effects ” with no end in sight. But as Aquinas points out, this cannot go on forever; rather than accept an infinite series of causes stretching infinitely backwards through time (which doesn’t make sense), he suggests instead that there must be something outside our material universe which serves as the first unmoved mover or prime mover ” what we call God today. In other words, while we may never fully understand how the universe came into being or why it exists at all, we can postulate its existence nonetheless due to the necessity of some kind of ultimate uncaused First Cause beyond our finite realm. In addition to providing evidence for divine creationism, Aquinas’ version of the cosmological argument also seeks to explain why evil exists in our world (Romans 5:12). According to him, although God didn’t create evil directly, He does allow certain evils such as suffering and death so as not to prevent us from freely exercising our will and choosing between good and evil – ultimately leading us closer towards Him in union with His love (1 John 4:8). Ultimately then it seems reasonable enough for one who believes in an omniscient Creator-God who desires relationship with His Creation should find comfort knowing He could use evil itself as part of His plan for greater Goodness throughout eternity (Romans 8:28). Overall then while many aspects remain unknown regarding exactly how God created life or why evil exists in our world today – the Cosmological Argument provides valuable insight into both topics by suggesting these mysteries are rooted fundamentally within an Uncaused First Cause beyond our comprehension yet whom still works wonders according those who trust Him (Hebrews 11:6).
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