Index for the website

The Character of God
What is God really like? This site provides scriptural evidence of His true character.

Note: Some pages may be listed in more than one section below.



Index page with short descriptions of the following pages:

About Me
About My Position
The Heart of the Matter
About This Message
About Contributors to This Message
About This Site
About our Privacy Policy
Appreciation for this Site, Comments of


Note: there are many articles in other areas of this site, especially the Glossary section.

Principles and Language of Heaven – series introduction
1. Love Cannot be Forced
2. Love Takes Responsibility
3. Love Wants to Share
4. Love Allows for Growth
The Hunter Illustration – how God accommodates our growth
5. Love Respects Others
6. Love Keeps no Record of Wrongs
Am I Like God or is God Like Me? – the accommodation principle
Dictionary, the Bible is its Own – let the Bible define its own terms
Divine Recesssion – (by Kevin Straub) God’s response in respect of our free will
George Fifield 1897 Sermons:
On Isaiah 53:3
On Hebrews 9:22
On John 12:24-25
History of the Character of God Message
Interpreting Scripture – many errors in understanding God’s character result from misinterpretation
Jesus in the Old Testament Part 1 – Was Jesus the Yahweh of the Old Testament?
King David and the Wars of Israel – an illustration of the accommodation principle
Prophecy, God’s Character is a Key to (by Frank Zimmerman)
Sword, the Law of the (by Emmanuel Eshun)
Sword, Israel Chooses the – one nation (Israel) chooses to take the sword
Sword, Israel Refuses the – one man (Israel) chooses not to take the sword
Vengeance (by Floyd Phillips)
William Miller’s Rules of Interpretation – 14 good rules from the 18th century
Witnesses for God – text of 1897 sermon by Ellet J. Waggoner showing an understanding of the character of God
Your God Looks Too Soft (by Emmanuel Eshun) Really? Here is real Strength!

Biblical Events

Detailed examination of individual passages/incidents.

Gen 2:17 – Thou Shalt Surely Die
Gen 6:13 – I Will Destroy Them with the Earth
Exo 4:10-16 – Moses Turns God Down
Exo 4:11 – Does the Lord Make People Blind?
Exo 4:24 – The Lord Sought to Kill Moses
Exo 17:9 – Israel Takes the Sword
Exo 20:5 – God Visits Iniquity on the Children
Num 14:29 – Your Carcasses Shall Fall
Num 16 – Korah’s Rebellion
1 Sam 15:3 – Go and Smite Amalek
1 Kings 18-19 – Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
2 Kings 1 – Elijah and the Captains of 50
Were the Captains and Their Fifties Just “Put to Sleep”?
2 Chron 20:22 – The Lord Set Ambushments
Zech 14:12 – Their Flesh Consumes Away – includes video version
Matt 10:28 – Fear Him Which is Able to Destroy
Luke 22:35-38 – Let Him Buy a Sword (by Marilyn Campbell)
John 5:4 – Troubling of the Water
Acts 5:1-10 – Deaths of Ananias and Sapphira – includes video version
Acts 12:23 – Death of King Herod
Acts 13:6-12 – Elymas the Sorcerer
Rom 9:15, 17 – Is God Partial?
1 Cor 3:17 – Him Shall God Destroy (by Troy Edwards, includes discussion of Biblical idioms)
1 Cor 13:5 – Thinketh no Evil
Heb 9:22 – Without Shedding of Blood (video by Jeremy Myers)
Christian Consecration (by George Fifield)
Heb 10:26 – No Sacrifice for Willful sin
Heb 12:17 – Esau Prevented from Repenting?
Rev 6:16 – Rocks, Fall on Us
Rev 8:7,8,10,12, 9:1,13, 11:15 – Seven Trumpets – destruction from God?

Biblical Examples

Index of collections of verses with some commentary

God Takes the Blame/Responsibility – God says “I did it” when He clearly did not do the actual deed.
God’s Accommodations for Man – God meets people “where they are” while always honoring their free will.
The Wrath of God Pattern – a common sequence where God’s “wrath” is mentioned.
Satan is the Destroyer – if God does not protect, Satan causes death and destruction.
Sin Brings About its Own Destruction – sin results in or brings about its own punishment.
Isa 45:7 – I Create Evil – Bible students 100 years ago well understood this idiomatic expression of God saying He did what He merely allowed.


Contributors to the character-of-God message with links to their profile pages.

Bowen, Rose
Boyd, Greg
Campbell, Marilyn
Cinquemani, Paul
Cole, Brad and Dorothee
Coleman, Gary
Douglin, Elliot
Ebens, Adrian
Edwards, Troy
Fifield, George
Eshun, Emmanuel
Foucher, Ray
Gibson, Ty
Grant, Ozzie and Denice
Lorencin, David and Kelley
Jennings, Timothy
Maxwell, Graham
Montgomery, Herb
Myers, Jeremy
Paulien, Jon
Sager, Ed
Sande, Oscar
Schulberg, Jay
Sheldon, Jean
Straub, Don
Straub, Kevin
Thompson, Alden
Turner, Sherlene
Waggoner, Ellet J.
Wright, Fred
Zahnd, Brian
Zimmerman, Frank


Biblical idioms (discussion by Troy Edwards) These are important to understand for a number of the terms included in the glossary.

Note: words/phrases followed by “definition” are the main glossary entry pages. Pages listed below each of those are supporting pages. Further words will be added as definitions are completed.

Appease – definition
Atonement – definition
Blood – definition
Sacrifices not desired
Books – definition
Condemnation – definition
Judge Not, that Ye be Not Judged
Fear – definition
Forgiveness – definition
Hardened – definition
How Hearts are Hardened
Intercession – definition
Judgment – definition
Does God Judge Us or Do We Judge Him?
Justice – definition
The Types of Justice
The “Stoning” of David
Every Use of the Word “Justice”
What About “an Eye for an Eye”?
Justice by David Lorencin
Justification – definition
Abraham’s Justification – by faith or by works?
Kill (includes murder) – definition
Ten Commands or Ten Promises?
Law – definition
Gospel Models and the Role of Law Includes video version.
Keeping the Law
Is Salvation a Legal Matter? by Kent
Love – definition
Name – definition

Sacred Names – Important to Use?
Sanctuary – definition
Sin – definition
Romans 5:12-21
Smite, Smote – definition
Smote in the New Testament – looks at every use
Wrath (includes anger) – definition


Past issues archived

Page Index

This page, index to the site.

Questions and Answers

This new section is for the more philosophical (why?-type) questions that don’t relate to a single passage. Questions need to be brief, to the point and on a single topic. They may be edited for clarity. Not all questions may be answered due to time constraints or if the answer appears elsewhere on this site. Submit questions using the contact form.

Q&As posted so far:
Is God Mad at Me?
Vengeance on Ex-Boyfriend?
Why This Sense of Justice?


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