wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

gift of tongues
Gift rope
gift shop
gift tax
gift wrap
gift wrapping
gift-wrap
gift-wrapped
Gifted
giftedly
Giftedness
giftee
Gifting
GIFTS OF HEALING
giftware
Gifu
Gig
Gig machine
Gig mill
gig saw
giga-
gigabit
gigabyte
gigacycle
gigacycle per second

Gifts, spiritual definitions

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Gr. charismata), gifts supernaturally bestowed on the early Christians, each having his own proper gift or gifts for the edification of the body of Christ. These were the result of the extraordinary operation of the Spirit, as on the day of Pentecost. They were the gifts of speaking with tongues, casting out devils, healing, etc. (Mark 16:17, 18), usually communicated by the medium of the laying on of the hands of the apostles (Acts 8:17; 19:6; 1 Tim. 4:14). These charismata were enjoyed only for a time. They could not continue always in the Church. They were suited to its infancy and to the necessities of those times.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

See SPIRITUAL GIFTS.




 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup