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“Kalam” refers to the discipline of seeking knowledge through debate and argument.  Kalam’s Cosmological Argument is an argument for God’s existence based on the following:  Premise No. 1:  Anything that begins to exist has a cause; Premise No. 2:  The universe began to exist;  Conclusion:  Therefore, the universe must have a cause for its coming into existence.  Christian apologists maintain that because it is illogical to believe the universe was self-caused (because to create itself, the universe would have to exist before it existed), the most logical explanation is that the universe was created by a self-existing, all-powerful, transcendent Creator like the God described in the Bible who chose to bring the universe into existence.

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