There is fierce debate between people of different beliefs about how we got here, making various points through science and logic. It’s a huge argument covering many topics and is too big to go into here. Why don’t you see where your own genuine explorations take you?

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Science itself is neutral: it’s a method of enquiry. It’s the conclusions people draw from the discoveries of science that are not philosophically or theologically neutral. So the argument is not science versus religion, but between those who have a ‘theistic’ worldview (believing a higher being created and sustains the world), and those who have a ‘naturalist’ worldview (believing that this universe is all that exists and that it is self-creating).

Science is simply the method that people with both theistic and naturalist worldviews can use to explore their ideas – and it has not proven either one. To believe either worldview requires faith, because both are really quite absurd.

Science is not in opposition to religion, because they are doing different things. Science seeks to answer the ‘how’ questions and religion seeks to answer the ‘why’ questions. The point of the Bible isn’t to be a science textbook (although there are things that can be learned about the natural world through the Bible), but to tell us who we are, who God is, why we’re here and where we’re going.

Because of this, the Bible is poetic, mystical and vague about the mechanics of how our universe came to exist. It is resoundingly clear that everything was created by God – through him, for him and sustained by him. Genesis 1:1-31 | Colossians 1:15-17 It is not surprising that people can use science to paint a better picture of how God performed this mind-blowing miracle.