Anything that exists needs a cause, the universe needs a cause, the cause is God, "All powerful matter/energy" makes no sense to me since we know that matter, space, and time had a beginning, and that nothing in the order of creation can cause itself. Hence, the universe must have a cause transcendent of itself: it must be caused by something outside of time, space, and matter. If it is mindless, it wouldn't have any power or self-awareness. And if it's all-powerful, then it certainly isn't mindless.
Only God can be the cause of the universe. If it were something other than God, then that would imply one of two things: one, God would have created this intermediary being, which in turn triggered the universe; or two, there is some powerful rival to God out there, which would undercut the idea of God's omnipotence. And this would be mean God isn't really God, because there is someone or something who exists independently of him.
The upshot is: It doesn't seem likely than anyone other God created the universe.
Aquinas also demonstrated that God's essence is His existence, which means He is Being, not simply "a" being. All beings in the realm of space-matter-time participate in being, but are not eternal infinite being itself, by its very nature, as is "I Am" (Ex 3:14).
The answer is simple; if you say that something else caused the universe, then you must answer what caused that, and eventually you must admit to an uncaused cause. The chief attribute of God relevant to this question is His uncaused nature. God is not contingent on anything. You will end in a string of causality with any other solution.
The only uncaused thing that there is evidence for in our universe is God, inasmuch as humans have been aware of Him, having an intrinsic religious nature that transcends all cultures and history (earliest archeological research shows rituals for the dead--expecting some sort of post-death existence).
While this evidence may seem circumstantial, think about a house, you don't see the builder or architect within it, but it's very reality attests to it. One can be inferred by the other. God is not part of the universe, therefore you will not find evidence for Him in the same manner as other things, but you will find His influence felt, particularly in the moral dimension of Man. This aspect of our nature seems to be unique. We do not find evidence of animals making moral and ethical decisions.
The Bible says God exists.