Does God exist? Who created God? Where did God come from? If everything has a beginning, then God must have also a beginning. Let’s explore these questions together and see if we can find an answer. Make sure you stay to the very end or you will miss the most important part of this video. The Cosmological Argument states that everything in the universe has a universal causation, or a prime mover, or a first cause. The Cosmological Argument goes back to the notion that Plato and Aristotle put forth. In the Timaeus, Plato posited that a “demiurge” of supreme wisdom and intelligence, sort of like a god, created the Cosmos and “imparted motion” — he set things in motion. Aristotle tweaked that a bit, and then Thomas Aquinas came along in the 1200s CE and adapted the theories of Plato and Aristotle by stating that whatever “first cause” set things in motion, must be itself “uncaused” or it would not be “the first”. Aquinas built on Plato’s writings and attributed God as being that first cause. In summary, the cosmological argument may be explained in three steps: 1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause for its existence. 2. The universe began to exist. 3. The universe has a cause of its existence.
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