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
Peter is both project manager for this website, and the author of most of its articles. Maybe surprisingly he is a retired Internal Auditor. You can click here if you need to know any more about him. Note, he is not a member of the Christian clergy.
Now, maybe not so surprisingly, most of the website contents are the result of the Peter’s long term ‘evaluation’ of Christian faith and its use within everyday life. The article “Too good to be true?” documents how his own atheist beliefs were actually broken down. And how he became both a rock-solid believer, and faithful Christian, through the process of ‘evaluating available evidence‘.
And yes, Peter says each of us can come to believe in God, and have our lives changed positively, if we do engage with him as a practising Christian. Peter clearly wants to share with readers, through this website, how he came to his conclusions, and how they can also do the same.
1.2 The team who supported the author
Clearly, as explained above, Peter actually evaluated ‘Christianity’ as a product ‘end user’. Yes, he studied Christian faith, then analysed its practicalities, when applied to life. That is, both by himself and other Christians he has interviewed. Bear in mind that Peter has always relied on clergy, over those decades of analysis, to ‘assure’ the direction of his written work.
Importantly, Peter was guided during his analysis, evaluation and writing on this subject of Christianity faith 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 his wife Vicki. Peter admits that he could not have done it without their help. It has obviously been a real team effort.
Seven of those names above are ordained members of the Christian clergy. Three others are experienced, practising Christians from differing fellowships. And another two members assisted him 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 Peter stated that he was 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, Peter agrees that “the buck stops with him!” And as far as he is concerned it is all based on sound logic. He likes to remind us that he is a thinker and not a dreamer, when it comes to this website’s contents.
1.3 What the website offers you, the reader
The website explains exactly how Peter himself personally achieved that state of ‘faith’ and ‘belief’ mentioned above. It also offers advice on how you too can achieve the same goals for yourself.
In audit ‘speak’, Peter explains how you can test both the veracity and efficacy of Christian faith for yourself – by applying them to your own life. “Veracity” refers to the truth and accuracy of facts. “Efficacy” refers to its effectiveness: how well it works.
If you like, just begin with the article, “Can I really believe in God?“
There is little doubt in Peter’s mind that a life actively based on faith will, for example, be more purposeful and contented as a result. He often refers to it in this website as ‘real personal freedom‘. That freedom is available to all practising Christians. Whole sections of the website can guide anyone, at all, to successfully apply Christianity to their lives in that way.
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 make his divinity clear, i.e. he was God incarnate.
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was, I AM.”
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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