A. A. Hodge on the cosmological argument for God’s existence

Discussion in 'Defending the Faith' started by Reformed Covenanter, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

  2. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    I have problem with his minor premise. How does he know everything in existence is in a system of change, hence needing explanation after explanation ad infinitum ( which he concludes is absurd)? Also he merely states that the universe (as a assumed collection of caused things) requires an explanation outside itself to make sense. I agree with the argument not the formulation of it. I have problems with his formulation but that should suffice.
  3. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    The easiest way is to say you can't traverse an actual infinite. Hodge's formulation is fine but it requires some unpacking of Leibniz's Principle of Sufficient Reason. That is a worthy discussion, and I love Leibniz, but it bogs down.

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