Firstly, the WHOs, HOWs and WHYs of this website are explained.
Secondly, the reasoning behind the WEBSITE’s NAME is offered.
1. THE WHOs, HOWs AND WHYs OF THIS WEBSITE.
If you are a ‘thinker’, and not someone who can just operate on ‘blind faith’, then it is hoped that this website can help you build Christian faith and belief in God for yourself.
1.1 About the author’s approach
My name is Pete. I am a retired Internal Auditor, of all things. And a lot of what is written on this website about “believing in God” and “Christian faith” is the result of one big living audit of mine (30 years plus).
Despite all my research and cautious evaluation over those years, I have found that this faith and belief stuff really does work. I must add: just as countless millions before me had discovered for themselves. And I want to share how I came to that conclusion with you. You can click here if you need to know any more about me.
In effect, I audited Christian faith, as I actively applied it to my life. You see, I needed to know if any evidence of God’s existence was available to me there, and whether Christian faith had a ‘reasonable’ basis. And I certainly wondered initially what it could offer me personally, even if it was ‘for real’. Keep in mind that I was a pretty good atheist prior to all of this!
Eventually, my acquired professional skills assisted me to develop ‘iron-clad’ belief in God and a sound Christian faith that positively changed my life.
So, where do you, the reader, start reading in this website? Well … I always suggest it is best to start with the very first article, “How to believe in God“.
1.2 The team who supported the author
I need to make it clear that, as explained above, I actually evaluated ‘Christianity’ as a product ‘end user’ or ‘consumer’. I am clearly not a member of the clergy. However I have always relied on clergy, over the decades, to ‘assure’ my Bible interpretations. And then I could reliably use those interpretations to support my positive ‘findings’.
Very importantly too, I have been guided during my analysis, evaluation and writing on this subject of Christianity in action, over the decades, by many knowledgeable, qualified and experienced friends. They include Stan, David, Roger, Neil, Bill, Marie, John, Kevin, Ross, Ian, Murray and my wife Vicki. Thanks so much to you all. I could not have done it without your help. It has been a real team effort.
Seven of those names above are ordained members of the clergy. Three others are experienced, practising Christians from differing fellowships. And another two members assisted me with website technical issues.
One of those people mentioned above, (Rev Dr) Bill, is actually responsible for an article on this website, “Our amazing Bible” and I am very grateful to him for his help there. Apart from that article written by Bill, and all the qualified advice and other team input from others, “the buck stops with me!” And as far as I am concerned it is all based on sound logic. I assure you that I am a thinker and not a dreamer.
1.3 What I am offering you, the reader
This website details exactly how I personally achieved that state of faith and belief I mentioned above. It also offers advice on how you too can achieve the same goals for yourself.
In audit ‘speak’, I explain how you can test the veracity of Christian faith for yourself – by applying it to your own life. And potentially you should also transform your life in a positive sense during the process. There is little doubt in my mind that a life actively based on faith will, for example, be more purposeful and contented as a result. I refer to it in this website as “real personal freedom”.
Website content also responds to the usual doubts that face unbelievers, and at times even the faithful. It offers many explanations, including of Christianity itself, God’s ‘being’ and his relationship to all that exists, God’s role in pain and suffering, the ‘perceived’ conflict between science and religion etc. I have offered those written explanations in response to the naysayers who, just like me when I was an atheist, offer all the negatives they can dream up to oppose faith and belief. That is, even though they have never evaluated it for themselves.
2. WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Why call the website, “About I AM”?
Well, “I AM” is the name that God gave for himself, when asked by Moses:
God said to Moses, “I am who I AM. This is what you will say to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you.”
Jesus again used the term in a provocative manner to proclaim his divinity, i.e. he was God incarnate.
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was, I AM.”
I might add that the Bible carries this name for God through many of its Books. There is no doubt that it is used in that manner intentionally under God’s leadership and influence.
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