Good ones! The story of the life of David has always been one of my favorites. Elijah was so funny when he mocked the prophets of Baal by asking (I paraphrase) is your god on a trip? Perhaps he's going potty. .... Then he chopped them to pieces.
But for true character, Daniel and his 3 friends have to be way up there, as is Joseph in his refusal of Potiphar's wife.
---jerry6593 on 3/19/10|
One of my favorites is Tamar, who wouldn't let that idiot father-in-law of hers get away with not having any descendants!
---ger.toshav on 3/18/10|
My Favorite Character was Paul the Apostle!
Well, for one:
Act 17:17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.
Act 18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded Jews and Greeks.
Act 18:19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.
25 as he reasoned of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and self-control, and the judgment to come...
Should we not follow Paul's example? Well into the Church age?
---Paul9594 on 3/17/10|
I'd have to say Peter.Even after he denied Jesus God used him in a powerful way.
---shary on 3/16/10|
I like many of them
I like caleb and joshua because they truely followed God
I like Sampson: one man wrecking crew.
I like Job, Job was perfect and sinned not
But the one i really like is Jephthah He made a vow to God, and although the vow cost him a lot, he kept his vow anyway.
---francis on 3/16/10|
That Ralph... He's such a character!
Oh, by the way, my favorite character "actual person in the Bible"(for Ralph) is:
Elijah at Mt. Carmel dousing his offering with multiple gallons of precious water smack dab in the middle of a catastropic 7 year long drought after talking-smack aka mocking the prophets of Baal. Then calling down fire from heaven(the sky).
That story or I should say "recap of a true occasion"(for Ralph)gets my engines churning better than:
"Let's get ready to rrrrumbllllllle!!!!
---Legends on 3/16/10|
Really KarenD? I've never heard of an historical person being referred to as a "character". Do we teach children that George Washington was a character in the American Revolution? When we read of Thomas Edison, is he referred to as a character who invented the light bulb? It just seems very odd.
---ralph7477 on 3/16/10|
Ralph7477...The word "character" was used correctly. Even non-fiction books have characters in them. My favorite character in the Bible is the Woman At The Well.
---KarenD on 3/15/10|
King David. May I say why?
Because in spite of his sins: Adultery, murder and numbering the people of Israel when God told him not to, God still called him a man after his own heart. Why? Because David repented of his sins whereas Saul justified his.
As long as He desires truth in the innermost being, and we're willing to confess our sins and admit we messed up, I truly believe God forgives us. But try getting someone with a root of bitterness or a spirit of rejection to say "hey, I'm sorry I hurt you." It doesn't happen.
---Donna on 3/15/10|
Many think that this impetuous person should be scorned instead of admired.
I choose to agree with John Ortberg and say "You can't walk on water if you don't get out of the boat".
None of the other disciples walked on water
---Mark_Eaton on 3/15/10|
The word "character" is an odd choice. It connotes the idea that the Bible is a story book with fictional characters.
---ralph7477 on 3/15/10|
Apostle Paul to whom was revealed the Gospel of Grace and the doctrine for the Church,the BOC.
---michael_e on 3/15/10|
---mima on 3/15/10|