On Tuesday evenings we are working through a youth series on apologetics called, Defending The Faith. On our first night we talked about the cosmological argument and how it can be used to give a strong reason for the existence of God.
It is so crucial that at all stages of life we are able to give reasons for the hope that we have in Christ, with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). There are a few variations of the cosmological argument, the one that we looked at on our first night had three premises.
- Everything that begins to exist has a cause.
- The universe began to exist.
- Therefore, the universe must have a cause.
We saw how, through scientific discovery, there are a lot of strong evidences that give support to the reliability of the first two premises. Thus, it follows that if the first two premises are true than the third premise must be true. The universe does indeed have a cause.
Since we are able to see that for something to cause itself to begin existing is a logical contradiction; we are able to deduce that whatever caused the universe couldn't have been the universe itself.
"Rather, whatever caused the universe to exist would have to be beyond the universe. It would have to be spaceless, timeless, immaterial, uncaused, and immensely powerful. Which sounds a lot like GOD."
That is just a bit of a taste of what we learned. If you want to know more check out the video below.
Also I encourage you to look more into how you can give more good reasons for the hope that you have in Christ, and how you can share those with others for the glory of God.
Kyle Royal, Pastoral Intern