Firstly, the WEBSITE’s NAME is explained.
Secondly, the WHOs, HOWs and WHYs of this website are explained.
1. 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 in ‘human form’:
“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.
2. THE WHOs, HOWs AND WHYs OF THIS WEBSITE.
Now, 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 ‘sound Christian faith‘ and ‘belief in God’s existence‘ 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, although he is not a member of the Christian clergy, he seriously valued their input and support during the process of creating this site.
And, 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 the Church and everyday life. Peter himself became both a rock-solid believer, and faithful Christian, as a direct result. Bear in mind that he was a ‘serious’ atheist before he began his investigation. The article, “Too good to be true?” is actually about his pathway from atheist to faithful believer.
1.2 What the website offers you, the reader
Importantly this website offers advice on how YOU can get ‘sound Christian faith’ and ‘belief in God’s existence’ in life for yourself.
If you like, just begin with the article, “Can I really believe in God?“
There is little doubt now in Peter’s mind that a life actively based on Christian 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. Unfortunately, Peter says, unbelievers just don’t know what is on offer through the practice of Christianity. What they are missing out on!
In audit ‘speak’, Peter explains through this website how you too can test both the veracity and efficacy of Christian faith for yourself – by applying faith to your own life. “Veracity” refers to the truth and accuracy of facts. “Efficacy” refers to its effectiveness: how well it works.
1.3 The team who supported the author
As explained above, Peter evaluated ‘Christianity’ as a product ‘end user’. Yes, he analysed Christian faith, when applied to life, then evaluated its practicalities. He also interviewed many other Christians during the process. Bear in mind again that Peter has always relied on Christian clergy, over those decades of analysis, to ‘assure’ the direction of his work.
Importantly, Peter was guided and assisted during his analysis, evaluation and writing on this subject of Christian faith in action over the decades. That is 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 assistance 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.