We found our definition of Christian character in an unlikely way: through a Google search. The site Got Questions provided a paragraph and a half that served as a summary for our Biblical understanding of the term:
Character is defined as strength of moral fiber. A.W. Tozer described character as 'the excellence of moral beings.' As the excellence of gold is its purity and the excellence of art is its beauty, so the excellence of man is his character. Persons of character are noted for their honesty, ethics, and charity. Descriptions such as 'man of principle' and 'woman of integrity' are assertions of character. A lack of character is moral deficiency, and persons lacking character tend to behave dishonestly, unethically, and uncharitably.
A person's character is the sum of his or her disposition, thoughts, intentions, desires, and actions. It is good to remember that character is gauged by general tendencies, not on the basis of a few isolated actions.
This definition, which is consistent with scriptural understanding, reveals the broad nature of our study. Let me know if you have any questions.
Consistent Character was presented in the fall of 2019 as an adult Bible fellowship series at Harvest Baptist Church. Download audio files and notes...
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