I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. - C.S. Lewis
Alister McGrath, Professor of Theology at King’s College, London, expands upon Lewis’s quote in the introduction of his 2004 book Creation :
These words help us understand why faith in God is so important to seeing and understanding the world, and our place within it…Neither the world, nor we ourselves, are accidental or pointless. Nor do we simply inhabit God’s creation as if we could be indifferent to its beauty.
As Christians, we believe the orderliness and consistency of God’s world are the foundations for the success of the natural sciences. In turn, the exquisite beauty of Creation, brought to light by the methods of science, gives us an expanded view of God’s character and leads us to praise.