Definitions are the meanings of words.
What is abstinence?
The word abstinence means the act or practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something. The word can be used to refer to restraining oneself concerning: drugs alcohol overeating sexual behaviors sexual intercourse Abstinence is a type of birth control method that you can be sure works 100% of the time. Abstinence is also not having sexual intercourse. Is only 100% of the effective of the birth control methods.
What is the definition of connotation?
What does fresh mouth mean?
It can be two things. One is the minty clean feeling after brushing your teeth. The other is when someone is being 'overly familiar' with someone they should be respectful towards. This would be like asking your principal, "Hey Mike, how's the old lady?" instead of "Mr. Johnson, is your wife feeling any better?"
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What does it mean to speak in tongues?
Speaking in tongues is supposedly evidence of the Holy Spirit, since no human can really understand what is being said. The apostle Paul was dismissive of those who claimed to speak in tongues, although he was not prepared to alienate those who claimed this ability. He indicated a preference for prophecy, since this at least might be useful. In 1 Corinthians 14:4, Paul says "Whoever speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but whoever prophesies builds up the church." He then goes on to explain what he sees as the futility of speaking in tongues, summarising this in verse 19: "but in the church I would rather speak five words with my mind, so as to instruct others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue."