I do not believe that God has left us like a watchmaker to flounder on our own in our finite imperfection. I find God to be intimate and personal, though He once seemed distant and unknowable to me.
I studied the five major world religions before I became a “believer” in Jesus Christ. I approached all the other world religions first, thinking that I already knew what Christianity had to offer. When I finally got to Christianity and began to read the scriptural text, as I had done with the other world religions, I had one of my first light bulb moments.