October 24, 2021
This newsletter reports news from and additions to www.characterofgod.org since the last newsletter (July 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 July:
Introductory Video Study on the Character of God
On Sep. 29 we had an on-line Zoom video session with a study on Principles Used to Understand the Character of God. We looked at principles, the mechanism of applying them and examples that would help to understand the character of God. There is so much to understand on this topic because there has been so much effort over thousands of years by the enemy to hide God’s true character. Word meanings have changed, tradition has come, there have been many errors in translation and understanding, there are idioms etc etc. And then we have this strong tendency to think God is like us.
Here is the link for the video of that session: https://youtu.be/6elfqK13l00 (1 hr 27 min). We may do a similar session again in the future and possibly at a different time to make it more accessible to different time zones especially for people in Europe and Africa. If this would be of interest to you, please let me know.
I would like to clarify some statements that might still be on this website. There may be pages with statements suggesting that, at some point, God will leave the sinner when it would be better to say that God “leaves” only from man’s perspective. Man, through his attitude, can refuse God’s presence but God will never willingly leave His children. Man can so sear his conscience that he can discern nothing of God’s presence nor appreciate His word.
With many pages on this site it is not always possible to track down such changes that should be made. Anytime a site visitor sees any errors, typos etc I appreciate being notified which can be done via this page: https://characterofgod.org/contact/
The Character of God and the Gospel Glossary
The glossary continues to grow. The whole list of terms appears on the main glossary page and below showing:
Terms studied and posted on the site 39 show as live links
Study done but not yet edited/posted 14 show in italics
Terms yet to be done in study group 22 show in black text
accuser, appease, arrows, atonement, believe, blood, blot, books/records, breach, character, chasten, condemnation, conscience, covenants, curse, debt, destroy/destruction, destroyer, discomfited, dominion, faith, fear, fire, forgiveness, forsake, glory, gospel, guilt, hardened, hiding the face, hornets, imputed, intercession, intercessor, jealousy, judgment, just (a just man), just (God is just), justice, justification/justified, kill/murder, law, longsuffering, love, mark, mercy, name, omniscience, overthrow, perfection, pricks, probation, propitiation, punishment, ransom, recompense, reconciliation, remission, righteousness, sacrifice, sanctification, sanctuary, second death, sent, shame, sin, sin (made to be), sinner, smote, strange act, sword, vengeance, visit, worship, wrath/anger
Our weekly study group continues doing studies on words to be added to The Character of God and the Gospel Glossary. Quite a number of additional words have now been done that just need to be edited and posted to the site. I will have more time for that over the coming winter months although more terms keep coming up that seem to need definitions for a better understanding within the paradigm of the Biblical Healing Model of the Gospel.
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.
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.
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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.