Re: Ephesians 4:11?

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Wed Oct 08 1997 - 08:08:37 EDT

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">Anton,<br><br>Just a thought. &nbsp;Even though this is an aorist verb, it does not necessarily limit the endowment represented to the past. &nbsp;It may limit the act, but does not limit the nature of the endowment. &nbsp;IMHO the tense cannot dtermine this. Only the context can really determine whether or not Paul intended a permanent endowment or a temporary one.<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive<br><br>E-mail:<br>Web-page:><br>----------<br>&gt; From: Anton Hein &lt;<font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000">&gt;<br>&gt; To: <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; Subject: Ephesians 4:11?<br>&gt; Date: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 9:00 AM<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Hi,<br>&gt; <br>&gt; I have a question regarding Ephesians 4:11. &nbsp;In the Greek, is the &quot;gave&
quot;<br>&gt; in this verse a continuing action, or a one-time act.<br>&gt; <br>&gt; The question behind the question is: can this verse be used to support<br>&gt; the idea of a present-day five-fold ministry? &nbsp;Or did the church at one<br>&gt; time have apostles and people ministering in the office of apostle, but<br>&gt; currently we have evangelists, pastors and teachers?<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Thanks,<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Anton<br>&gt; -- <br>&gt; Christian Ministry Report - <font color="#0000FF"><u>><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; Promoting Balance in Renewal/Revival Movements.<br>&gt; CMR's Renewal Discussion List: email <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; with in the body of your message: &nbsp;info cmr-renewal</p>

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