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] This website
contains moderate Christian views and promotes religious tolerance.
WEBSITE, THE AUTHOR AND MAKING CONTACT.
I have presented here my motivation for
creating, and method of developing, this website that I
have titled, “About-I-Am”. I have also
offered something about
myself. A method
for contacting me is also included at the bottom
this web page.
in a name?
call the website, “About I AM”?
look to the left of these words, and you will see that “I
the name that God gave for himself, when asked by Moses [Exodus ].
Jesus again used the term in a provocative manner to proclaim his
divinity, i.e. he was God incarnate [John 8:58]. I think it is
pretty smart self title by God, as you may agree if you read
the article, “So, what is God?”.
Who is the author?
Who am I, the author of these website articles?
As far as I am
concerned, my full name means nothing here. But, because you may
wish to think of me as a person with an identity, I refer to
myself as “Whiz”. (I was given this
nickname at high school, over fifty years ago, but have not been
known by it since leaving.)
I am a married male with a grown family, and am also a grandfather. I
a retired professional. I
started my civil/ public
career as a ‘bean
the 1970s and much
of the 1980s accountancy was quite a boring profession, by comparison
shifted to a line of
specialised professional work, Internal Auditing, that called for
objective assurance and consulting, i.e. lots of analysis and evaluation: ‘right up
my alley’. I stayed on that path for fifteen years.
During the last three years of my
career I reported directly to the
relevant executive committees) of a diverse and complex organisation of
10,000 employees. It had an annual budget in excess of a billion dollars.
your point of view, i.e. as the reader of the articles on this website,
what does it mean to have an author who was a qualified, trained and
experienced auditor? Hopefully, it provides me with some nominal credibility (more on that later).
Why did I create this website?
I have used my spare time over the last thirty plus years to build
polish my knowledge on the nature of God and
relationship to us and our world, as well as keeping abreast of the
More importantly, after decades of
searching for evidence of God’s existence through my own life
various religious practises, I have
strong faith in God. My enquiring mind has continually tested that
through the years. (The effective analysis of ‘doubt’
should play a major role in anyone’s ‘faith’.)
At the start of my faith journey, given my evidence-based approach to life, I never considered that I would come to my present position. My belief in God’s existence is just so definite!
having personal faith and belief myself,
so strongly based on knowledge and
experience as I have made clear,
been deeply concerned that others seem to struggle with these issues and
unable to locate answers.
So the articles on
this website have been
developed to provide
access to relevant information for
you and others who seem compelled to understand: ‘who’
and ‘what’ God might be; how we can
actually come to ‘believe in him’.
also done my best to provide a brief overview of the Christian religion, firstly because I consider that people may initially be put off
attending church services or applying the religion to their lives, if they fear that it could be too hard to
understand. Secondly, some understanding of the Bible’s message is necessary during the process of ‘gathering’ evidence that I have already mentioned. As you will see, Christianity has simple core
truths that can be grasped relatively easily.
What is my claim to credibility?
I have been involved with church ministry in various ways as a lay
person for many years, I have never been a member of the Christian
clergy. I am not a pastor,
priest, vicar, minister, reverend etc. None-the-less I have experienced
what I consider to
be a full spiritual life. And because I am not an ordained member of
the clergy I
have been able to move through, and participate within, most
significant areas of the wider Christian Church. I consider that I can therefore
make comparisons and report to you
with true independence in that regard.
The website contents are largely based on my Biblical research and analysis together with
my own life experiences (which are not necessarily special). But I have also received assistance
from members of the clergy, from a number of Christian
denominations, during the course of my writing.
Indeed I have been blessed with assistance from two advisers with
Doctorates of Theology (ThD) over my years of religious writing. One
assisted me in my early days of writing, the second in more recent
times (2016). So, I am quite confident about the theological quality of the articles presented on this website.
you may not as yet have faith in God. And you might be accessing this
website as part of your exploration into the possibility of God’s existence. If so, bear with me when I say that I
have witnessed and indeed experienced for myself, on many
occasions, evidence demonstrating the presence of God
world; within our everyday lives. That ‘evidence’, analysed within a sound Biblical framework, has proven to me that God does indeed exist. Again, when I was an atheist I would not have even considered that I could
come to that position, and so strongly. But I have done so and after an awful lot of
deliberation ... you know ... me the auditor, and all that kind of stuff!
I now confidently know that God can be recognised clearly both
events and our day-to-day lives.
And within some areas of the greater Church his presence can be quite dramatic. Hopefully, my past
professional background, as already mentioned, may at least encourage
you to read related articles on this website; and fully consider their value as guidance for your own search.
Also bear in mind that my past
professional work, that demanded a high standard of defensible
has made me a very
cautious writer. I will not report any situation, or provide advice,
without a high level of surety in what I present.
How and when to contact the author
below on the last line of this page. An email, addressed to the author
of this website should soon open on your
screen. If not, look for a prompt in the bottom margin of your screen,
and again CLICK on that to open the email.
any questions occur to you as you read website articles, or articles do
not fully address issues you may have, then feel free to contact me. I
will answer you as time permits.
I would also
appreciate any feedback, whether positive or negative.