Note: pages on this site are indexed only once in the list below.
Index page with short descriptions of the following pages:
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
King David and the Wars of Israel – an illustration of the accommodation principle
The Law of the Sword (by Emmanuel Eshun) – he who lives by the sword will die by the sword
Israel Refuses the Sword – one man (Israel) chooses not to take the sword
Israel Chooses the Sword – one nation (Israel) chooses to take the sword
The Bible is its Own Dictionary – let the Bible define its own terms
Interpreting Scripture – many errors in understanding God’s character result from missing important principles of interpretation
William Miller’s Rules of Interpretation – 14 good rules from the 18th century
Vengeance (by Floyd Phillips)
Witnesses for God – 1897 sermon by Ellet J. Waggoner showing an understanding of the character of God
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
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 13:5 – Thinketh no Evil
Heb 9:22 – Without Shedding of Blood (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
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”
The Wrath of God Pattern – a common sequence of events in mentions of God’s “wrath”
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.
Cole, Brad and Dorothee
Grant, Ozzie and Denice
Lorencin, David and Kelley
Waggoner, Ellet J.
Note: words/phrases followed by “definition” are the main glossary entry pages. Other pages listed below each of those are supporting pages. Further words will be added as their definitions are completed.
Appease – definition
Atonement – definition
Blood – definition
Sacrifices not desired
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 – Law – correctly understanding the role and function of God’s law is fundamental to understanding the gospel itself. Includes video version
Keeping the Law
Is Salvation a Legal Matter? by Kent>/span>
Love – definition
Sin – definition
Smite, Smote – definition
Smote in the New Testament – looks at every use
Questions and Answers
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