Essay The Theory Of God As A Principal Object Of Faith

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God is conceived as the Supreme Being a principal object of faith. The concept of God as described by theologians generally includes the characteristics of omniscience, all-powerfulness, omnipresence, omnibenevolence, and eternal and necessary existence. Philosophers, scientists, and others have proposed arguments for and against the existence of God for thousands of years. A wide variety of arguments exist which can be classified as supernatural, rational, practical, or subjective and, of course, the existence of God is subject to debate in pop culture. In natural theology, the cosmological argument, a sub section of the design argument, is an argument in which the existence of a supreme being, generally referred to as God, is seen as high probable from alleged facts concerning causation. However, opponents of the argument argue that it is unwise to come to the conclusion that God exists from a generalized causality beyond experience. In addition, the arguments provided by David Hume in regards to design, Alvin Plantinga’s free will argument, and Richard Dawkins’ Ultimate Boeing 747 gambit, provide that there is no logical ground to say that God does exist. William Labe Craig gives this argument in the following premises:
1. Whatever beings to exist has a cause.
2.The Universe began to exist.
3. Therefore, the Universe had a cause.
Craig explains by nature of the event that elements unique to God must also be explained to the cause of this event including omnipotence and…

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