Atheism is in vogue these days. And though true atheism (believing there is no God whatsoever) is not widespread, atheistic arguments lead many to agnosticism (believing there is not enough information to know whether there is a God or not). For many, before they can consider the claims of the Bible about God, they need to hear a reasonable argument that He exists.

There are many ways to deduce God‘s existence, but one of the ways I find most compelling is to consider the existence of the universe itself. [1] This argument (the word argument here doesn‘t mean a verbal fight but a line of reasoning) has to do with deducing God’s existence from the law of cause and effect.

The law of cause and effect goes something like this: Every limited effect must have a cause greater than itself. Note the key words in the definition:

* Effect: Something that exists
* Limited: Has some kind of limitation—space, time, energy, size, etc.
* Cause: Something that precedes the effect and brings it into existence
* Greater: That which creates must be in some way greater than the effect

Take your average two-by-four as an example. You can conclude it requires a cause because it has limits. It is two inches wide, four inches deep, and eight feet long. Further, you can conclude a few things about its cause if you look at it a little more closely.

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