You can’t replace someone that is the Alpha and the Omega with the universe.
The universe is so tainted, corrupted , flawed and so much innocent blood has been spilt in this universe so how can God be the universe when He is pure, holy, blameless and without flaw and fault. “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Let’s replace it with the universe..... the universe said I am the way, the truth and the life.... that don’t make sense because the universe can’t give us life and we know that life is in water and blood. God said what God has joined together let no man separate.... the universe said what
What the universe has joined together let no man separate.... it doesn’t work it can’t work it’s flawed.