What is the difference between offices and gifts in the Bible?


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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I interpret an "office" as being a duty, charge, or trust of a sacred nature, conferred by God; such as the office of priest in the Old Testament; or positions such as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in the New Testament (as listed in Ephesians 4:11-16), for which God Himself (through the conferring of individual "gifts" by the Holy Spirit, such as enumerated in Corinthians 12:8-10 (teaching words of wisdom; teaching what one has learned and knows; faith; healing; powerful works; speaking God's word; distinguishing of spirits; speaking in tongues; and interpreting tongues)) fits individuals to perform the duties of those specific offices.

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