We all struggle to explain where everything came from. The science of naturalism is the main approach used today, but naturalism, even though it is a great science for the laboratory, is a lousy science for origins. The alternative to naturalism is theism, and within theism is the biblical approach to origins–the idea that God made the universe through non-natural means. In fact, naturalism comes from Christian philosophy. If God created the universe, the universe should reflect the character of that God. Thus, law, constancy, predictability, and grandeur are pretty much guaranteed. So on the one hand, the universe is naturalistic. On the other hand, the universe was created. These two thoughts are not in conflict.
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