News and Information from
January 6, 2022
This newsletter reports news from and additions to www.characterofgod.org since the last newsletter (October 2021). Aside from additions to the site listed here, I am always making improvements to pages to make this website a valuable resource and a hub of information about the character of God, the people who are foremost in promoting it and more.
Pages added since October:
Quite a number of new pages were added for the glossary. There are still many words to go:
Also, two new contributor profile pages were added. These are about individuals who have contributed significantly to the character-of-God message. Check them out:
Please take a look at a new page featuring the major diagrams used on this website. Some of these will help to put make some important concepts easier to understand. Remember, a picture is worth a thousand words. https://characterofgod.org/diagrams/
The Character of God and the Gospel Glossary
The glossary continues to grow. Below is the list of terms included (showing as links) and yet to be added (plain text):
accuser, advocate*, anger*, appease, arrows, atonement, awe*, believe/faith, blood, blot, books/records, breach, chasten, condemnation, conscience, consumed, covenants, curse, debt, destroy/destruction, destroyer, discomfited, dominion, fear, fire, forgiveness, forsake, glory, gospel, guilt, hardened, hiding the face, hornets, imputed, intercession, intercessor, jealous, judgment, just (a just man), just (God is just), justice, justification, justified*, kill, law, lightning*, longsuffering, love, mark, mediator*, mercy, murder*, name, omniscience, overthrow, perfection, price*, pricks*, probation, propitiation, punishment, ransom, recompense, reconciliation, redeemed*, remission, repentance, righteousness, sacrifice, salvation, sanctification, sanctuary, second death, sent, shame, sin, sin (made to be), sinful flesh*, sinner, smote, strange act, sword, torment, vengeance, visit, worship, wrath/anger
*Links to another term where definition/discussion is included
Words not showing as links are not yet added to the glossary.
Also, supplementary terms (do not appear in the Bible):
The glossary is now available in PDF format – one large file (3.5 mb) with all of the definitions (completed to this point) of the glossary in one place. You can download it from the Glossary index page or from the Resources Page or by clicking on the image of the cover shown here.
This is the first edition. It will be replaced (I’m aiming for early April) by a second edition with more terms added.
I am hoping this will be a valuable resource as:
To understand the message you need to know the meaning of the words it uses.
Note re a Website Change
Many who are familiar with my website would have encountered an acronym I have used on a number of pages: SALT. It was used to represent a pattern that occurs many times in scripture:
when man Sins, God in “Anger/Wrath”, Leaves, and then Trouble comes from another source.
While this seemed to fit in many cases, I have changed it to another acronym that fits more generally: SWAT which stands for:
when man Sins, God in “Wrath/anger,” Accommodates, and then Trouble comes from another source.
The accommodation may by expressed as God “leaving” in some cases (eg Job 22:17) but in each case it is God accommodating the free will or situation of man in some way. Another case would be granting Israel a king when they insisted.” “Accommodation” covers all or most cases where “leaving” only applied (inaccurately) in some.
Important Health Information
Here is something extra for you:
If you would like to learn more of what is going on regarding the current health situation that is preoccupying the world, follow this link for information about a series of informative, free, on-line videos starting January 10. These include interviews with medical experts and much more. You will come away with a much better understanding of what is happening and what you can do about it. – https://upvir.al/ref/61cce4e92ba2cM
There are a number of books offered free of charge (even postage is paid) at the resources page. Thank you to those who have generously donated to help others receive books. Please don’t feel you need to donate in order to request a book -the truth of God’s character needs to go out.
The Final Message of Mercy to the World
This nicely-Illustrated free booklet by Dr. Tim Jennings relates the message of the three angels of Revelation chapter 14 to the end of the world. It has been added to the resources page.
My revised booklet The Lake of Fire and the Second Death is now available in hardcopy. It is only 44 pages and an easy and interesting read. I mail copies on request. It can also be downloaded instantly at: https://characterofgod.org/resources#lake-of-fire
From the Back Cover:
To Bible readers concerned about Revelation’s Lake of Fire, this study will come as a relief. Why? Because, contrary to popular belief, that final judgment scene is not about a physical fire burning forever.
However, it will be a painful experience – mentally and emotionally. Billions of people will face their own wrong choices and the ultimate choice to not trust in God. With the realization of eternity lost, the degree of regret will be beyond measure. Along with guilt and shame as figurative coals of fire on their heads coming from within themselves, it will literally be enough to crush out their lives in the Second Death
Will America Survive? This still-free book offer may be of particular interest to those in the U.S. as it is going through difficult times. Request at: https://characterofgod.org/will-america-survive/
“Will America Survive?” is becoming a question in more and more minds as the debt rises, the crises mount and the divisions widen. From the back cover:
History is littered with the wrecks of grand civilizations. Many believe America has reached, perhaps surpassed, the zenith of her greatness – that she is destined to become a second-rate world power.
Millions more believe American is on the brink of economic and moral ruin, and may lead the world into nuclear Armageddon, attempting to hold her position of power and prestige.
Here are fascinating predictions about America, and surprising conclusions about what the future may hold.
This book is not so much about the character of God but it is very important considering the time and circumstances we find ourselves in. It gives the historical background that helps to make sense of events in the world and especially in the United States at present.
Recent newsletters can be accessed at: https://characterofgod.org/newsletters/
My Other Website/Newsletter
For more good spiritual material, please see my other website https://www.jesus-resurrection.info/ which was started to share about the timing of Jesus’ resurrection but also includes many other items of interest (well over 600 pages) There is also a quarterly newsletter available there highlighting current events that point to a soon Second Coming.