Proof that God exists?
The Kalam Cosmological Argument is probably as some say the strongest evidence of God's existence. Kalam comes from an Arabic word meaning "eternal." The argument goes as such:
1. Everything that has a beginning has a cause
2. The universe had a beginning
3. Therefore, the universe had a cause
The first premise obviously sounds true; the law of causality confirms this. But still many try to escape this premise and break the law of causality. To say that something can simply pop into being uncaused is as some say worst than magic. It's indeed an absolute miracle, the greatest miracle of all time. A child can understand that nothing cannot create something from nothing. Yet, we do have the highest philosophers and scientists in their fields try to discredit this obvious truth. Truly anyone that believes something can just pop into existence from no cause is completely absurd.
Some may argue that God needed to be caused. But they again underestimate the truth of God. God is an eternal being, He is superior to all, and He did not come into being. It is like asking, "Who made the unmakable being?" Again it is very difficult to fit an infinite being in our finite minds. This is what people try to do. One of God's attributes is His immutability which simply means God does not change, "I am the Lord, I change not."(Mal. 3:6) A changeless being can never change; therefore He cannot have a beginning. It would be impossible to be changeless and have a beginning.
The Kalam argument that proves the second premise goes as such:
1. An infinite number of days has no end.
2. But today is the end day of history.
3. Therefore, there were not an infinite number of days before today.
This indeed might make you think a bit. But just think it through and it makes perfect sense. An infinite amount of time has no end; therefore you can't add anything to something that is infinite. Yet, tomorrow we will add another day. If there were an infinite number of days before today, then today would never have come.
If infinite numbers can exist, then why can't infinite days? Because there is a difference between an abstract infinite series and a concrete one. For example you can conceive an infinite number of mathematical points between a book cover, but you could not fit an infinite number of pages between the book covers. Numbers are abstract and days are concrete. Another example; you could potentially take a line of finite distance and subdivide it infinitely. In other words you can keep on dividing parts in half infinitely, but you cannot keep adding infinite things to a finite distance.
Because we now know that there is not an infinite amount of days we can point to a beginning even though we can't see it or know when it happened. Since premise two is true this also makes premise three true that the universe had a cause by an uncaused force. Obviously this points directly to God.
Is this proof of God?