Aquinas Five Arguments

1. Aquinas first argument is influenced by Aristotle
In Aquinas’ argument from change (to prove that god exists) is the belief that potentiality can only be moved by an actuality; only an actual motion can change a potential motion into an actual motion. He also goes to say that nothing can be actuality and potentiality at the same; therefore, nothing can move itself and that something in motion has to be moved by something else, and that motion cannot go on to infinity. As a result of this, there must be something, a first mover—a first cause of change—to be put in motion by nothing else and “everyone understands by god” (Melchert 277).
Aquinas first argument is influenced by Aristotle’s philosophy on the reality of God. Aristotle has also stated that nothing can on for infinity because no actuality can keep bringing together infinity movements so it has to be that “something that moves things without being moved” (Melchert 178) just has Aquinas said that nothing can on to infinity, but something has to be the first mover, which to Aquinas is God.
Aquinas basically took Aristotle’s idea about actuality and brought it forth for a more Christian attribute to appeal to his Christian audience. Thomas Aquinas was a theologian as Aristotle was a philosopher, and Aquinas wanted to add or rethink the way Aristotle thought of about existence. Both believe that there has to be a first mover, but Aquinas made it a point that it is God, and not merely as an existence as Aristotle put it.  
2. Aquinas’ second argument is influenced by Aristotle
In Aquinas’ second argument from efficient causality to explain God’s existence are series of events that happened in order to cause something. If something happens it must be a caused by something outside itself; nothing can happen on its own, and so no effect can happen if you take away the cause.   Again, Aquinas says that the series of events cannot go onto infinity because there would be no first cause, which the effect is...