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On the Reasonable Faith Podcast, Kevin and Bill Craig have presented what they say are the best arguments for the Christian God.

1. The Moral Argument
  1. If God did not exist, objective moral values would not exist
  2. Objective moral values DO exist
  3. God exists.

2. The Kalam-Cosmological Argument
  1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause of its existence.
  2. The universe began to exist.
  3. The universe had a cause.
Here is a more complete version of the Kalam-Cosmological argument.

3. Teleological
Argument
  1. The universe is too complex, orderly, adaptive, apparently purposeful, or beautiful to have occurred randomly or accidentally.
  2. Therefore, the universe must have been created by a sentient, intelligent, wise, or purposeful being.
  3. God is that sentient, intelligent, wise, or purposeful being.
  4. Therefore, God exists.
(This argument is usually presented with a Fine-Tuning chaser.)

4. Ontological Argument (Anselm)
  1. God is, by definition, a being greater than anything that can be imagined.
  2. Existence both in reality and in imagination is greater than existence solely in one's imagination.
  3. Therefore, God must exist in reality; if He did not, God would not be a being greater than anything that can be imagined.
Ontological Argument (Plantinga)
  1. It is proposed that a being has maximal excellence in a given possible world W if and only if it is omnipotent, omniscient and wholly good in W; and
  2. It is proposed that a being has maximal greatness if it has maximal excellence in every possible world.
  3. Maximal greatness is possibly exemplified. That is, it is possible that there be a being that has maximal greatness. (Premise)
  4. Therefore, possibly it is necessarily true that an omniscient, omnipotent and perfectly good being exists
  5. Therefore, it is necessarily true that an omniscient, omnipotent and perfectly good being exists.
  6. Therefore, an omniscient, omnipotent and perfectly good being exists.

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