Why is there something rather than nothing? This is a question that many deep-thinking people have asked throughout the ages. It is the focus of this blog (and of my life) to try to understand the nature of existence, and of the God who I believe created the universe.
In the video embedded below, God is described in a way that makes excellent sense to me. The following definition of God is one that I would agree with, although it is of course not exhaustive – there are many other things that could be said about God’s nature:
God is the extremely powerful, uncaused, necessarily existing, non-contingent, non-physical, immaterial, eternal being, who created the entire universe, and everything in it.
One thing that I would add is that although I believe God is immaterial essentially, I do believe the universe exists ‘within God’ and so the matter that is contained within the universe is part of God and an expression of Him. The reason why I say God is immaterial essentially is because all matter could cease to exist, and God would still exist perfectly and wholly.
I hope that you enjoy this video, which I think is extremely well-produced and presents Leibniz’ argument in a clear and simple way. If there is anything about the video that you don’t like, disagree with, or would like to elaborate upon, feel free to leave a comment below.