Background & Purpose

Background

I found that many of the writings of theologians are laborious and complicated to the point where they become impractical and unrelated to the everyday lives of people searching for hope. Much like a scientist trying to explain atomic equations to a young child, what is written by theologians is understood by theologians but, quite often, never reaches the hearts of those who are most in need of help. I was dismayed at continually hearing contentious words spoken about the Living God when His character and purposes could so easily be known.

We need theology, of course we do, but theology that is well defined and rightly understood. Theology, as the understanding of God and His Holy Bible, should be presented with absolute clarity. There should never be a need to sift through grey areas of uncertainty and confusion with grandiose words that only a few learned scholars can indulge in. In these last days we do not have time to argue the point or debate for years over the goodness of God.

I have only ever known God to be good, loving, kind and compassionate but this is not so for many others. The truth is easily accessible to most people, so why is there a mountain of debate and contention regarding the character and works of God?. Answering this question was the beginnings of, “The God I Know”. Add the needs of those who are searching for foundational truth and the book was well on its way.

We must come to Him as little children.

Purpose

This book has been written to clear some misconceptions about the Living God, based on the Holy Bible; my own testimony and my personal relationship with the One Living God.

The Holy Triune , revealed to me as the Father; the Son, (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit, is the Living God I know and trust: Three as One and They are known as God. In this book is truth as revealed to me and my goal is to pass on this truth to anyone who is looking for reality of the Living God and an assurance of eternal life: to break down doctrinal barriers that have long stood tall as a divisive mechanism within God’s church.

“God is good” and “God is love” are statements not always heard clearly in Christianity or by the world as a whole, but according to the book I have written, with my personal testimony dispersed throughout, this is precisely how God is. Written about God as I personally know Him through the Holy Bible; prayer and relationship, this is a truthful account of the goodness and love of God toward myself and my family. Scripture from God’s Holy Bible confirms the foundations of the book.

“We must come to Him as little children” is a key statement as many, many people are progressing or, more commonly, regressing through life, fuelled only by personal pride and hope in the unknown. Clarifying the “unknown” and revealing the importance to faith of approaching God as a child, with humility and without fear, are crucial elements throughout this book, “The God I Know”.