The Cosmological Argument
by Adam Hellyer
The Bible begins, “In the beginning God…” (Genesis 1:1). Amongst the many things we can learn from this, two stand out. First, it tells us there was a beginning. Second, it tells us, before that beginning, God was there.
The Bible presupposes God. It does not begin by introducing or explaining Him. God is revealed first in what He does, and only later through who He says He is. There is no scramble to explain the nature of God, the intricacies of the Godhead, or the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit. When Moses asked God, who to say was sending him, God simply replied, “I Am who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I Am has sent me’”. The God of the Bible just is. (Exodus 3:13-15)
However, in our post-Christian world, many reject this foundational belief in God. Influenced by secularism and the tide of Darwinism that has swept through the sciences, many do not believe in God, and have never even stopped to consider if they should. But even if we set our Bibles aside, a good argument can be made for the existence of God, simply from the world around us.