The cosmological argument exists to help people understand how the universe came into existence and why. It begins with the universe and God.
Hello! I am Thomas Aquinas! I am best known in history for the Cosmological Argument.
There are many versions of the Cosmological Argument, which I have encouraged. However, I am presenting different versions of the Cosmological Argument, one from 'first causes' and another from 'movement'. - Thomas Aquinas
PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE
The World- Explanation by Plato at Philosophy Hall
THE FIRST CAUSE Whatever exists is here because something has caused it to exist. For example, Children exist because of their parents. God is the First Cause of everything.
If current theories of the origins of the universe are accepted, which say that the Universe is here as a result of the Big-bang, then this seems to locate the origin of the present world and universe to a specific moment in the past. So we can say that everything has come from this. Others argue that God started the Big-bang. God is the “Unmoved Mover”.
FIRST MOVEMENTS Things move because something moves them. The first motion in the universe cannot have begun on its own. There cannot be an infinite chain of events. God is the first mover of everything.
The cosmological argument states that- Nothing happens in the world without a reason. Things which happen have been caused to happen by something else. Things in the world and the universe did not cause themselves to come into existence. The world and the universe have a first cause. The reason why the world and the universe are here is because of God.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth Genesis 1:1