I am not a trained philosopher or scientist, but those who are say that one of the most foundational questions is this: Why does anything exist at all?
Philosophers speak of contingent existence and necessary existence. Things that exist contingently are things that don’t have to exist. Things that exist necessarily are things that cannot not exist. There are very few things that necessarily exist. Most of the things we are familiar with are things that exist contingently: cars, houses, people, and even the universe itself. It is possible to conceive of any of these things simply not existing.
All of these things that exist contingently are caused by something else. So there must be something that exists necessarily (and is uncaused) in order for anything to exist at all.
To me, this is strong evidence that God exists.
In the Bible we see that God calls himself “I am.” And Jesus repeats this claim, saying “before Abraham was born, I am.”
The Gospel of John also opens up with the famous prologue:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. -John 1:1-5
So why does anything exist? Because God exists.
If God does not exist, we are hard pressed to explain why anything exists at all. Believing in the existence of God is a very reasonable belief.
If you want to watch a short video on the Contingency Argument for the existence of God, you'll find it below.
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