Respond Podcast Episode 5 - “Give Me One Piece of Supernatural Evidence For God?”
Presenter: Stuart Gray, @stuhgray
The beginning of the universe qualifies as an example of God’s supernatural intervention.
The Kalam Cosmological Argument for God says:
1. If the universe BEGAN to exist then there is a transcendent cause which brought the universe into being
2. The universe BEGAN to exist
This is a plausible conclusion given the evidence we have.
3. Therefore there is a transcendent cause which brought the universe into being
You need a personal first cause to get a temporal effect from a timeless cause.
A maximally great being.
This sounds like the Bible’s idea of God.
References for this episode:
John C. Lennox, Can Science Explain Everything?, (The Good Book Company, 2019), 387 – 388.
William Lane Craig, The Kalam Cosmological Argument William Lane Craig at Georgia Tech, 14th March, 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ58aloF7Bc.
William Lane Craig, Why Must the Cause of the Universe Be Personal and Not Impersonal?, 31st October, 2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2mFogzBO-Y.
William Lane Craig, First Scientific Argument: The Expansion of the Universe, CBN.com, https://www.cbn.com/special/apologetics/articles/first-scientific-argument.aspx.
Stephen Hawking, Brief Answers to Big Questions.