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In chapter 9 we read about natural theology and the two arguments for the existence of god Those two arguments are The Cosmological Argument and The Teleological Argument In reading the chapter we define the difference between Natural Theology and Revealed Theology Natural Theology is the study or science of god through natural intellect in its natural state unaided by any special or supernatural input It is also referred as rational theology Revealed theology means knowledge of god through special revelation such as the bible church Moses Christ the Holy Spirit etc In revealed theology god has his own way of approaching humanity It is important to note that most philosophers who have made the strongest arguments of gods existence have already believed in divine revelation They needed strong arguments that were unbiased to show the world of gods existence In believing in god we first must prove that god exists This brings us to the two most important arguments on gods existence The cosmological argument is based on the belief that there must be a first cause of everything Its like saying God has to exist the universe had to come from somewhere The most famous proofs for god are in St Thomas Aquinas Five Ways Here the existence of god is proved in five ways 1The argument of motion Here he explains that everything in motion has to be caused by someone or something and that when you backtrack to the original source of motion you get god 2The nature of efficient cause It is first necessary to admit a first efficient cause because no one can be prior to self Therefore the first efficient cause is god 3Possibility and necessity Because something can not-be existed at some time is not non existent If everything can not be exist then at one point there was nothing in existence Therefore something must have existed before nothing and this is god 4Among beings there are
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