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"THE GIFT THAT IS IN THEE"

From the June 1916 issue of The Christian Science Journal


IT is interesting to note that when Paul used the word gift in the sixth and twelfth chapters of Romans, and in several places in his first epistle to the Corinthians, he selected a Greek word, charisma, signifying "spiritual recompense, a free gift of grace, " translated by one authority "the power of a holy life," a word which differs from the one used in Matthew ii. 11 , also in other places in the gospels, in that this word, donor, implies a material offering or earthly treasure.