In Phase 1 of his case for the existence of God, Geisler reformulates the argument from being as follows: Argument from Being #2 – Initial Version 50. If God exists, [then] we conceive of Him [God] as a necessary Being. 51. By definition, a necessary Being must exist and cannot not exist. THEREFORE … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 13: Existence and Attributes of a Necessary Being
PHASE 3: THE EXISTENCE OF A NECESSARY BEING Geisler abuses the word “God” yet again in Phase 3 of his case for the existence of God. The argument in Phase 3 is on page 27. It makes use of the conclusion from “The Argument from Being” in Phase 1 (pages 24-26). Here is the conclusion … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 12: Is the Creator a Necessary Being?
It is tempting to jump right into a critique of Geisler’s five initial arguments. However, my first priority is to sketch out the logic of Geisler’s case for the existence of God in When Skeptics Ask (hereafter: WSA), and, as I have previously argued (in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), the five arguments are merely the first phase … Geisler’s Five Ways – Part 4: Phase Two of Geisler’s Case for God