Why is this an important thing to talk about? Why should we care if people are trying to explain the universe with unprovable ideas and calling it some sort of Science? The problem comes not in science, the problem comes in the worldview of scientists, and often, the predominant worldview of secular culture. In our culture we believe that all truth belongs to science. Over and over again, science points to a universe with a real temporal beginning and cannot tell us the who or why. Our culture often fails to recognize the real limitations of science. The natural world is not a creator, is not intelligent, it cannot make something of nothing; it is a mechanism that was created and set in motion. At this realization, the materialist fails to explain the universe and must make exceptions to logic and to the scientific process.
As Christians, not surprisingly, we should have a worldview that is drastically different from popular culture. We should believe as the Bible reveals it that all truth does not belong to science, rather, all truth belongs to God, of which scientific truth is only a piece of the pie. Better yet, the Christian should believe that, as John Piper says it truth, “…exists to display more of God and awaken more love for God.” As the Christian studies the natural world, we are not disheartened at the limitations of science and forced by a vivacious believe in the exclusivity of the natural to paint ourselves into the corner of wishful thinking and imaginary and unprovable proofs. We can look to science to see God, and where science is limited, we can look to the revelation of God’s word, and where even God’s word is silent, we can simply trust in the revealed character of God in Jesus Christ, and all these arenas of study should lead us to the same end. They should lead us to a greater view of who God is, which will intern foster contrite worship of Him. Science is not the ultimate keeper of truth, God is, and when we study science we are really studying the character of God. This is what the Psalmist says in Psalm 19… “How clearly the sky reveals God's glory! How plainly it shows what he has done!” If we take God out of science or, worse yet, seek to supplant God with science, it will lead us to a position in which we will have to simply have blind faith in our own ideas, but if we study the world informed by God, we will ultimately find the purpose of its complexity. As Lord William Kelvin who was noted for his theoretical work on thermodynamics says…
“I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism… If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God.”
If we embarque on the journey to find the origin of the created world based solely on a belief devoid of God, it will lead neither to science nor truth, but if we search out the origins of the natural world according to strict examinations of science without venturing outside its boundaries it will lead to the confirmation of the initial cause, namely God. Science is meant to point to God not replace Him.