YT Question: DOES GOD EXIST? | Genesis Under a Microscope E1

Updated: Feb 20

Written by: Christopher Sernaque

QUESTION:


Mike Cordner

"The Bible says that the existence of god is self-evident based on what he has made or what we find in creation."


First, a self-evident truth wouldn't need to be based on anything if it were, in fact, self-evident.


Second, the Bible is a book full of unsubstantiated claims and can not serve, as its own source of evidence. This is known as circular reasoning and is a fallacy whenever the premises contain no evidence distinct from the conclusion.


Third, for 'creation' to be evidence for the existence of a god, you would first have to demonstrate that at least one phenomenon in our universe has been created - to have be brought into existence ex nihilio instantaneously by the solitary volition of a single deity. This has never been obsevered.


Instead every single phenomena (substance, event, entity, object, process, being) can be shown to emerge from necessary and sufficient antecedents over time without exception.


These fallacies were found in the first minute of the video.


REPONSE:


Thank you for your comment. Your feedback is appreciated, and I will address each of the points that you raised.


1. The first point depends on one’s definition of “self-evident.” According to Oxford Dictionary, the words “obvious” and “clear” are synonyms for the term “self-evident.” Thus, there is no fallacy in my claim that the irreducible complexity in the nanomachinery in cells or microorganisms or the digital code in DNA is clear or obvious evidence for the existence of an Intelligent Designer.


2. Secondly, because there was not a single example of an “unsubstantiated claim” listed, the claim “the Bible is a book full of unsubstantiated claims” is in itself an unsubstantial claim. Furthermore, my argument is not circular. This would be an example of a circular argument: The Bible says its true. Therefore, the Bible is true. This is circular; however, this is not the point that I am making. I am saying that the Bible makes testable predictions that have been born out in history and therefore its accuracy is authentic. Additionally, the Biblical worldview provides the preconditions to intelligibility. These points were explained in the video.


3. Just as I cannot demonstrate God creating the universe the evolutionist cannot demonstrate the big bang or abiogenesis. All scientists from both sides can do is take the evidence that is before them and see whether or not their narrative