What Is the Ontological Argument?

What Is the Ontological Argument?

June 4, 2019

There are many arguments for the existence of God. Perhaps one of the most famous — and most often misunderstood — is the ontological argument. Dr. J.R. Gilhooly, Assistant Professor of Theology at Cedarville University, explains this argument in the video below.

Unlike most arguments that start with an observation about the world and work back to a Creator, the ontological argument starts with the idea that based on the meaning of the word “God,” there has to be a God. There are many ways to make this argument but the simplest way is this: If it’s possible that God exists, then God exists.

As Christians, we should know and understand that there are good, sound arguments for God’s existence and be prepared to explain them to our skeptical friends.

Watch the video below for more with Dr. Gilhooly.

What Is the Ontological Argument?

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