(1) My idea of God is an idea of a perfect being.
(2) There must be at least as much perfection in the cause of something than there is in the effect.
(3) The cause of my idea is a perfect being, i.e., God himself.
(4) God exists.
(5) God is no deceiver.
(6) My mind is not infallible, but God would not have furnished me with a mind that leads me to false beliefs on each and every occasion, no matter how carefully I reason and no matter how much evidence I consult.
(7) If God had done this, he would be a deceiver.
(8) God is no deceiver.
(9) If I reason carefully and make sure that my ideas are clear and distinct, I can be certain they are true.
(10) Clear and distinct ideas are true.