Creation out of nothing and the Kalam Cosmological Argument

  1. Creatio ex nihilo is metaphysically impossible. -Out of nothing, nothing comes-Our intuitions support that anything the begins to exist must have an efficient cause and a material cause-Our experience supports that things beginning to exist have a material cause. -If something can come into existence without a material cause, then why can’t just anything come into existence without a material cause?
  1. If creatio ex nihilo is metaphysically impossible , then the the Kalam Cosmological argument’s conclusion is false -The Kalam Argument concludes to the notion that all of physical reality begin to exist from an efficient cause without any material cause.
  1. Therefore, the Kalam cosmological argument’s conclusion is false

If the above argument is sound, it means that the KCA has gone wrong somewhere. Either in the first premise and/or the second premise. Insofar as the first premise, maybe it needs to be revised to, “Everything that begins to exist must have an efficient cause and a material cause”.
In terms of the second premise, the universe did not begin to exist out of nothing if my argument is sound. Of course this means that it is possible that our local universe was created from God by pre-existing matter, rather than out of nothing. Or, we can suppose that the cosmos has always existed and rearranges itself.

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