Who created God? That is the top objection to the Cosmological Argument.* The argument:
If the world had to have a cause and we call that cause God, then what caused God?
This is a fair question. Many inquisitive minds have asked it. Let’s deal with it.
First, there has to be an uncaused first cause. Lets for the sake of argument say something created God. The next question is: who created that? And who created that? This would continue for an infinite amount of “creators.” The problem is if there were an infinite amount of creators, then we would not be here. (Remember the argument about the boy who was told he could have a candy bar in an infinitive amount of time, when does he receive it, the answer never. If we are told we would be here after an infinite amount of creators, then when would we be here. The answer never).* This means that in order for us to exist there had to be a First Cause. An infinite progression of causes is unreasonable. Something had to have started the process. Aristotle called it the prime mover. Christians call it God.
Second, the cosmological argument states if something has a beginning, then it has to be caused. By definition God has no beginning. Therefore God is not caused. As part of the cosmological argument we provided mathematic and scientific evidence as to why the universe was not eternal (and there is more evidence that had not been). Someone must do the same to show why God is not eternal!
Now that we have reasonable answered the critics objection, the question is what does this teach us about God. First, it teaches us about God’s power. The scientific law of cause and effect states: a cause has to be sufficient enough to have prompted the effect. Therefore, the cause of the universe (God) has to be powerful enough to create the Universe. Thus we learn of God’s power. Now does the Cosmological Argument clearly teach the God of the Bible, no, but next week we will look at another reasonable explanation for God’s existence, which will help us better see the God who revealed Himself in nature.
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*Go here for more information on cosmological argument http://tinyurl.com/23zsqyo.
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