Digging into Kalam’s Cosmological Argument for the Existance of God
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William Lane Craig puts forth an argument for the existence of God in Kalam’s Cosmological Argument. In this, Craig argues that the universe began to exist and the cause of the universe’s existence must have been God. Kalam’s Cosmological Argument is trying to demonstrate the impossibility of an actual infinite, which states that the universe is eternal – it has always been here. Kalam’s Cosmological Argument goes as such: Whatever begins to exist has a cause – The universe began to exist – Therefore, the universe has a cause. And this cause is God.
The first premise of Kalam’s Cosmological Argument – whatever begins to exist has a cause – must be true. By denying the first premise of the argument, one is denying a natural law. The law is the Law of Conservation of Matter, which states that matter can neither be created nor destroyed. However, the second premise has had much controversy. How does one know that the world began to exist, instead of it always existing? There is plenty of science to prove it. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that we are slowly running out of energy; therefore, if the universe was eternal, it most likely would have run out of energy by now. It has also been discovered that our world and universe are constantly expanding, and that if it has been expanding throughout the past it could not be infinite. There would be a point in the past in which it all began. So one can conclude that the universe, along with time and space, began to exist.