Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Frank Turek Answers the "Who Made God?" Objection

"Contrary to what many atheists seem to believe, the law of causality does not say that everything has a cause.  The law of causality says that everything that has a beginning has a cause, or every effect has a cause.

But not everything can be an effect.  In order for there to be motion or change at all, there has to be something that isn't an effect but an eternal, uncaused first cause-an 'unmoved mover.'  We can't go on an infinite regress of causes.  When we trace the causal chain back into history, it must end at a self-existent, uncaused first cause.

So when atheists ask, 'Who made God?' they misunderstand the law of causality and the nature of God.  They are thinking the God of the Bible is a created, Zeus-like idol...But they have it wrong.  If God exists, He is the self-existent, uncaused first cause.  Since God created time, He is timeless and eternal.  If you're timeless, do you have a beginning?  Of course not.  Therefore, one reason God had no cause is because He had no beginning." [1]

For more on the "Who Made God?" question, see here and here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

Footnote:
1. Frank Turek, Stealing from God, p. 22.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If God exists, He is the self-existent, uncaused first cause. Since God created time, He is timeless and eternal.

and how do you know he is an self-existant, uncaused first cause? and how do you know he created time?

Chad said...

Hello Anonymous One,

Are you familiar with the Kalam Cosmological Argument?

Respectfully

Ernest Grogg said...

@ Anonymous

We know because He told us. Reference to the Bible in the first book of Genesis. "In the beginning..."

One that is outside of time can and could choose to communicate, it just depends on whether you "choose" to beleive it or not. Truth can be known as Jesus Himself stated that "If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out..."-- John 7:17 and also in 8:47 "He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

Jesus Himself states these things clearly noting that if you choose to know God and His will, the truth will come and you will know whether if it is true or not. One must first choose or want to know what that truth is, if one doesn't any argument, whether be KCA (Kalam refered to above) will not be accepted.

Besides this, any evidence provided is evidence, however strong or poorly presented, it comes down to accepting that evidence for oneself.