The Cosmological Argument and the Existence of God
A Socratic Dialogue
By BRENT SILBY
I have spent many years engaging thoughtful people in dialogue. This morning I happened, quite by accident I assure you, to visit a small Bible discussion group. The discussion was being led by a wonderful young man by the name of Joshua. Because I arrived late, I sat near the back and listened for a few minutes until the group took a break for coffee and cakes. The food was tempting, but not nearly as tempting as the opportunity to meet Joshua. He seemed like he could use some help in properly formulating his argument for the existence of God. The following is my recollection of our dialogue.
SOCRATES: What is it you are doing here?
JOSHUA: I help people interpret The Bible so that they may learn how to live according to God’s plan.