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Edification was Paul's normative term for how Christians should behave. It is from the Latin words aedificare (to instruct or improve spiritually) and aedes (house or temple). In other words, Paul used "edification" as a term for building among men the Body of Christ on earth.[1]


  1. Romans 14:18; 1 Corinthians 14:5; II Corinthians 10:8; Ephesians 4:29