Teleological Argument for the Existence of God

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,”  – Romans 1: 18 – 20

The Teleological Argument is derived from the term “telos” meaning “end” in Greek

  • This argument, like all of the Causal Arguments is based on the Law of Cause and Effect
  • For every Effect, there must be a Cause

The Universe evidences Design which requires an adequate Cause

  • And the only sufficient Cause is God

There is observable purpose within the Universe

  • This argues for the existence of the One Who provided the purpose

Look at the complex designs and even the Laws of the Universe

  • Design demands a Designer
  • Motion demands a Mover 1

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Notes:

  1. Charles Ryrie, Ryrie Study Bible; section on the Doctrine of God (1985), Dave Reid, Christian Evidences course as taught at Emmaus Bible College (1986)