An Epistemic Cosmological Argument

  • If the universe can be explained, then God exists
  • Everything can be explained
  • The universe is a thing
  • Therefore, the universe can be explained
  • Therefore, God exists

(Stephen T Davis)


A Transcendental Argument

  1. If God does not exist, then human rational faculties are not trustworthy instruments for acquiring knowledge.
  2. Human rational facilities are trustworthy instruments for acquiring knowledge.
  3. Therefore, God exists.

A Deductive Teleological Argument

  1. If naturalism/evolution is true, then there would be no irreducible organic systems
  2. There are irreducible organic systems
  3. Therefore naturalism/evolution is false


The Argument from desire

“Our hunger for the transcendent is rooted in our very nature.”

(Ravi Zacharias)


“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

(C.S. Lewis)


A Personality Problem

“The great problem with beginning with impersonal is to find any meaning for the particulars.  A particular is any individual factor, any individual thing-the separate parts of the whole . ..beginning with the impersonal, everything, including man, must be explained in terms of impersonal plus time plus chance . ..  No one has ever demonstrated how time plus chance, beginning with an impersonal, can produce the needed complexity of the universe, let alone the personality of man.”

(Francis Schaeffer)


An Ontological Argument

  1. In our thoughts we experience an idea of the most perfect being.
  2. Existence in reality is more perfect than existence in our thoughts alone.
  3. Therefore, the most perfect being exists in reality.



Argument from Aesthetics

  1. If God does not exist, then there would be no aesthetic pleasure.
  2. There are aesthetic pleasures (e.g., enjoyment of beau­ ty, colors, tastes)
  3. Therefore, God exists.

Complied by Brandon Robbins