The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 1:7)
This is where my faith begins. Everything that I believe about life is shaped by God and everything I believe about God I read in the Bible. And the God in whom I believe is who the Bible says He is and my understanding of Him does not change who He is but only reveals my limited knowledge of Him.
I am no theologian, so I won’t attempt to stake out my position by borrowing from Luther, Calvin, the Catholic Church, or any current denominational creed. I believe there is one God who has been revealed to us in the Holy Scriptures and to start from any other place, theologically speaking, is either a misguided attempt to shape God into what we want Him to be or a willful disdain for God as He has revealed Himself to us.
I don’t expect my musings on things religious, or spiritual, to have any great theological weight. Nor do I expect them to be consistent. I am not perfect and it seems reasonable to me that the more I learn about the one true God the more my positions, or beliefs, will be redirected to more closely reflect the type of person God wants me to be.
Here are the links to my posts about God: