The argumentThe teleological argument is consistent with Romans 1:20:
"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."(Romans 1:20, Paul of Tarsus)Although there are variations, the basic argument can be stated as follows:
- X is too (complex, orderly, adaptive, apparently purposeful, and/or beautiful) to have occurred randomly or accidentally.
- Therefore, X must have been created by a (sentient, intelligent, wise, and/or purposeful) being.
- God is that (sentient, intelligent, wise, and/or purposeful) being.
- Therefore, God exists.