The Argument On The Existence Of God

1629 WordsMay 29, 20167 Pages
The idea of God has been a part of man’s history for centuries. Since time began there has been various combination of believers, and non-believers. Individuals who believes in God, belong to many different religion. Whereas, skeptics find the existence of God somewhat baffling, and have continually sought answers to His existence through scientific methods. As the world progresses in scientific, and technological advancement, the human race still faces the question of God’s existence. Many philosophers, and scholars, such as Aquinas, Anselm, and Rene Descartes has applied their theory, in an effort to answer the question. Word.50. In this paper I will argue in favor of Descartes’ argument on the existence of God from his writings, Meditations of First Philosophy. I find that the following claim of Descartes’ ontological argument existence of God (clear and distinct idea of a supremely perfect being) provides convincing argument. The validity of the argument support his claim of the existence of God, for the following reasons. The idea of God is consistent with Scripture. Colossians 1:16 “For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominion, principalities or powers, all things were created by Him and for him.” Our belief in the existence of God has enormous implications on our views of life, morality, humanity, and destiny. In the misinterpretation of Descartes’ argument, of necessary existence, some have
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