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- adj. divinely inspired
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Given by the inspiration of the Spirit of God.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given by inspiration of the Spirit of God.
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"theopneustic," i.e., "breathed into by God" in such a sense that the writers were supernaturally guided to express exactly what God intended them to express as a revelation of his mind and will.
In the Middle Ages, as in certain primitive societies, they were thought to be under the special protection of God, and the possibility always existed that what sounded like inane chatter was, in actual fact, theopneustic glossolalia.
The theocracy needed a new form of prophetic gift: God-inspired (theopneustic) men must speak and act for God, the
So that even in their case the characteristic of the Mosaic dispensation was theopneustic, rather than theologic.
The first is theophanic; the second, theopneustic; and the third, theologic.