Experiencing God "with me" and yet as the "totally other"
If one is to ask various persons, if they believe in God, probably they will say 'yes'. If one is to ask, "who is God?" or "what is God?" there will probably be as many different answers as there are people! In ancient philosophy, God is described as the Unmoved mover, the all-knowing, eternal and transcendent. In Christianity, according to Scriptures, God revealed his name as YHWH: the God Who Is. From the very first book of Scriptures, God is seen creating the universe, the stars, our planet and finally the human being. So God can be called the Creator of heaven and earth. In the New Testament, we find Jesus Christ calling God as Father and revealing God to be a Triune God: Father, Son and Spirit. Hence, in Christianity, we speak of the Trinity. Throughout the centuries, God was experienced as the God with us and yet as the Totally Other.