News and information
July 8, 2022
This newsletter reports news from and additions to www.characterofgod.org since the last newsletter (April 2022). Aside from additions listed herein, I am always making improvements to pages to make this website a valuable resource and hub of information about the character of God, the people This newsletter reports news from and additions to www.characterofgod.org since the last newsletter (April 2022). Aside from additions listed herein, I am always making improvements to pages to make this website a valuable resource and hub of information about the character of God, the people who are foremost in promoting it and more.
Here are the new definition/word study pages added to the glossary:who are foremost in promoting it and more.
Here are the new definition/word study pages added to the glossary:
The following pages were added in support of the definition of hell page:
The Character of God and the Gospel Glossary
The glossary is a collection of detailed definitions for over70 words/terms that, to varying degrees, are misunderstood in relation to the character of God and even the gospel.
Entries are several pages each and include definitions according to both the Traditional Legal Model and Biblical Healing Model of the gospel, dictionary definitions and, especially, analysis of how the Bible itself uses the words in context. To understand the message of the Bible you need to know the meaning of the words as the Bible uses them. And the best way to get that understanding is to allow the Bible to be its own dictionary.
The glossary continues to grow. Below is the list of terms included (showing as links) and yet to be added (plain text):
accuser, advocate (with intercession), anger (with wrath), appease, arrows, atonement, believe/faith/trust, blood, blot, book/records, breach, chastening of the Lord, command, condemnation, conscience, consumed, covenants, curse, destroy/destruction, destroyer, discomfited, dominion (with curse), eternal/forever, fear/awe, fire, forgiveness, forsake, glory, gospel, guilt (with shame), hardened, hell, hiding the face, hornets, intercession, intercessor, jealousy, judgment, just (a just man), just (God is just), justice, justification/justified, kill , kingdom of God, law, lightning (with arrows), longsuffering, love, mark, mediator (with intercession), mercy, murder (with kill), name, of the Lord, overthrow, perfection, price (with ransom), pricks (with discomfited), probation, propitiation, punishment, ransom, recompense, reconciliation, redeemed (with ransom), remission, repentance, righteousness, sacrifice, salvation, sanctification, sanctuary, second death, sent (“the Lord sent”), shame, sin, sin (made to be), sinner, smote, strange act, sword, torment, vengeance, visit, worship, wrath
Words not showing as links are not yet added to the glossary.
There are still about 10 words/terms to be added. Studies have been done for some of them but are not yet edited.
Also, there are definitions for supplementary terms (that do not appear in the Bible):
arbitrary, Biblical Healing Model, consequence-natural, law-design, law-imposed, legalism, penal substitution, Traditional Legal Model.
The glossary is available as a single PDF file which can be downloaded from the Resources page https://characterofgod.org/resources#glossary. However, a number terms have not yet been added to that.
Help Spread the Truth
Please help spread this message of an ever-merciful, God of love. Here are several suggestions that might give you an idea of what you can do. I am open to suggestions.
- Books – request them (they are free), read them, share them.
- Tell others – you can tell others that God forgives every sin because He does. It is our receiving (acceptance of) forgiveness that is conditional.
- Add a link – if you have a website or blog and can add a link to characterofGod.org where it would be suitable that can helps bring more visitors.
- Add a bookmark to characterofGod.org in your browser software and refer to it often for word definitions and other information.
- Social media – include a comment about and link to a favorite article on social media sites.
- Comment – adding supportive comments to pages on characterofGod.org adds interest for others. They encourage me too.
- Pray that others will be lead to learn the true character of a God Who loves them without reserve.
- Ask questions you might have on God’s character. I can’t promise to answer them all but will try to or at least direct to an answer. If questions are short, to the point and clearly written you are more likely to get an answer.
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. A few items are described below but there are many more available.
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. The law of God and His justice are well-explained. It has been added to the resources page. It can be downloaded as a free PDF file.
My revised booklet The Lake of Fire and the Second Death is now available in hard copy. 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
Also, now available in a Spanish edition and two other languages (e-book only).
The Lake of Fire and the Second Death
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.
I am providing a link (below) to request the book Identity Wars by Adrian Ebens. This is a very good book showing that our value comes not from our performance but from our identity as sons and daughters of God.
Our lives are bombarded with a constant drone of messages telling us that success only comes from proving that we have what it takes, that we are only valuable when we achieve and perform. Discover true freedom, true value and worth. It will change your life. Available as an audio book and in 24 languages, 110 pages Download here.
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My Other Website/Newsletter
For some other good spiritual material, please take a look at my other website https://www.jesus-resurrection.info/ where I especially share information about a different understanding of the timing of Jesus’ resurrection as well as 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.
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