Science can reveal the universe’s truth
Science that results in greater understanding of the universe is a gift from God. All good and perfect gifts come from God, the book of James tells us. We may not understand all gifts or we may use some gifts badly; the fault, however, is not with God, but with our stage of ethical, intellectual and spiritual development. God has not stopped revealing truth and may well use what we call science to do so.
The two can’t be contradictory
However, other religions include consideration of scientific truths in their theology. Such religions make it a point that theology may not contradict scientific fact. In Reform Judaism, history and science are systematically included as part of our theological structure. Joshua could not literally have stopped the sun in Israel’s Ayalon Valley because that contradicts the laws of physics. No supernatural miracle occurred. The truths unveiled by science and the humanities help to develop theology.
Science empirically analyzes the physical world. Religion describes the interaction between physical and spiritual realities. The two investigate different aspects of reality and need not be contradictory. But ultimately, over centuries and millennia, religious verities must conform with scientific truth or society will stagnate. Religious dogma may lag far behind scientific insights. But an earth-centered idea of the universe must concede before a heliocentric model because it represents a more accurate portrayal of reality. Religion enables humans to live morally with reality. Ultimately it cannot contradict science.