|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.’" [ Exodus 3:14]
|I tell you the truth," Jesus answered,
"before Abraham was,|
I AM." [John 8:58]
1. AN AUDIT: IS GOD REAL? CAN WE BELIEVE IN GOD? DOES FAITH WORK?
all that is needed as a
starting point for ‘belief’ is an open mind. I could also say we
actually have to be ready
to believe. And I must say upfront that we can answer all those questions above with a definite “Yes”. In hindsight that result actually surprised analytical old me, I have to admit that! Indeed I found that the evidence had always been available, but I just hadn't tried to look for it.
The “Our faith journey” section
this website (see the menu bar above) is devoted to guidance on how we can come to believe in God
AND fully accept Christian faith for ourselves. Actually, as explained in that section, we come to find that evidence-based belief
in God is a personal by-product of applying Christian faith to our
lives. And positive outcomes in our lives are included within the
evidence that highlights God’s presence to us. Incidentally, some of the strongest evidence of God’s actual presence is available to us as individuals in our fellowships of faith, i.e. churches.
The result of this journey is sound faith
and the potential for a much more contented, satisfying life: the life
that God always wanted for you I might add! If you do want to know how
to believe, and begin developing Christian faith, then start with the
article, “Believing in God”. The other sections of the
website go on to support the guidance offered there.
I maintain that sound ‘evidence-based’ belief in God really is possible for anyone. And once we know how to go about it, we need go no further afield than to ‘engage’ with him and then recognise
his presence there within both
our day-to-day lives and events in communities of faith.
And sometimes this proof can be quite profound, if we are willing to take
the appropriate steps that are on offer. There is no wishful thinking suggested here. And no fairytale gods!
This website also responds to all the usual doubts that the average unbeliever holds. It offers many explanations – including of God’s being, Christianity itself, life issues and our universe etc – in response to the nay-sayers who, just like me when I was an
atheist, offer all the negatives they can dream up to oppose faith and
2. WHO HAS PUT THIS WEBSITE TOGETHER?
My name is Pete (alias Whiz – my nickname from high school).
I am in my late sixties and a retired Internal Auditor, of all
things. Indeed a lot of what is written on this website about “believing in God” and “faith” is
the result of one big living audit of mine performed over a thirty
year period. Despite all my research and cautious evaluation over those years, I
have found that this faith and belief stuff actually does work just as countless
before me had discovered. I just want to share ‘how’ with you.
have been helped, during my analysis, evaluation and writing over the decades, by
so many highly knowledgeable, qualified and experienced friends: Vitay,
Stan, David, Roger, Owen, Neil, Bill, John, Marie, Ryan,
Kevin, Ross, my wife Vicki and so many others. Thanks so much to you
One of those people mentioned above, (Rev Dr) Bill, is actually responsible for one of the articles 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 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.
3. HOW TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR
just click below, or create your own email, if you want to forward any
questions about faith or offer advice and complaints about this website.