Part 1 — Chairō
Chairō is a particularly interesting because it is the root word for two distinct concepts in the Christian faith.
G5463 — χαίρω — chairō — khah’ee-ro
A primary verb; to be full of “cheer”, that is, calmly happy or well off; impersonal especially as a salutation (on meeting or parting), be well: – farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hail, joy (-fully), rejoice.
Let’s explore the etymology of these words and how they relate to the Christian walk.
Part 2 — Chara (Joy)
One of the more prominent roots is in the fruit of the Spirit joy:
G5479 — χαρά — chara — khar-ah’
From G5463; cheerfulness, that is, calm delight: – gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy (-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy (chara), peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
All Christians are called bear the fruits of joy that will exude in our lives as a witness all others.
Part 3 — Charis (Grace)
However, the really interesting parallel is that of it’s reference to grace.
G5485 — χάρις — charis — khar’-ece
From G5463; graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude): – acceptable, benefit, favour, gift, grace (-ious), joy liberality, pleasure, thank (-s, -worthy).
Romans 5:15 But [j]the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace (charis) of God and the gift by the grace (charis) of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression [k]resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions [l]resulting in justification. 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace (charis) and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead [f]in our transgressions, made us alive together [g]with Christ (by grace (charis) you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace (charis) in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace (charis) you have been saved through faith; and [h]that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
The gift of grace that we have received from God is intimately connected with joy. I believe this is why Jesus says that His burden is light. Those of us who have received salvation have the weight of sin lifted up off our souls and we rejoice in Him that offered the gift freely to us. While we were still yet sinners.
Part 4 — charizomai (forgiveness)
One of the offshoots of charis is charizomai which is used in context of forgiveness.
G5483 — χαρίζομαι — charizomai — khar-id’-zom-ahee
Middle voice from G5485; to grant as a favor, that is, gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue: – deliver, (frankly) forgive, (freely) give, grant.
Luke 7:40 And Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he [ad]replied, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred [ae]denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave (charizomai) them both. So which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave (charizomai) more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgaving (charizomai) each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven (charizomai) [x]you.
The concepts of grace and joy are intimately connected with being forgiven. This is not surprising in the least, and it also extends to the forgiveness that we freely should give to others as the Father has forgiven us.
There are actually two words that Jesus uses for forgiveness, the other being aphiēmi (G863) which is different in context. Aphiēmi refers to the context of the act of the laying aside or remission of sins, whereas charizomai talks about the forgiveness of sins in the context of that which we have received freely and to give freely.
Part 5 — charitoō (highly favored)
The Catholics may also recognized charitoō which is one of the pillars for the Immaculate Conception. It’s only used one other time in the Scriptures aside from Mary.
G5487 — χαριτόω — charitoō — khar-ee-to’-o
From G5485; to grace, that is, indue with special honor: – make accepted, be highly favoured.
Luke 1:28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, [u]favored one (charitoō)! The Lord [v]is with you.”
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before [d]Him. In love 5 [e]He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the [f]kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed (charitoō) on us in the Beloved.
As a Protestant I can see how the connection is made here to take it all the way to birth, but it seems tenuous to me. However, that’s neither here or there as it is not critical to salvation, but it is something to look at if you are interested.
The important thing to note is that all Christians are highly favored by God and included in the inheritance of of Jesus.
Part 6 — charisma (gift)
Charisma is defined in Strong’s as:
G5486 — χάρισμα — charisma — char’-is-mah
From G5483; a (divine) gratuity, that is, deliverance (from danger or passion); (specifically) a (spiritual) endowment, that is, (subjectively) religious qualification, or (objectively) miraculous faculty: – (free) gift.
Here are some of the select Scriptures from the Bible which talk about charisma as it relates to Christians.
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— 13 for [h]until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a [i]type of Him who was to come. 15 But [j]the free gift (charisma) is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression [k]resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift (charisma) arose from many transgressions [l]resulting in justification.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift (charisma) of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things [f]is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of [g]prayer. 8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint. 10 As each one has received a special gift (charisma), employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 Whoever speaks, is to do so [h]as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving [i]by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
I think charisma is the most interesting Greek word reference given that many game sources such as Heartiste say that game is applied charisma, and that it is one of the important concepts of the masculexicon from the Red Pill Room.
Charisma — A primary attraction cue for both men and women. In men, Charisma involves projecting an attitude of calm self-assuredness combined with confidence and “coolness” — lack of perturbability.
Likewise, the common definition of charisma is similar:
1. compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others. (“she enchanted guests with her charisma” synonyms: charm, presence, personality, force of personality, strength of character;)
2. a divinely conferred power or talent.
If you can spot the irony you are not alone.
Charisma is the gift of grace to us from God. And by the same measure that we have that gift of grace, we as Christians are also to pour out by our actions and deeds into others. Because of this gift we don’t have to fear the world, but have assuredness and confidence in what God has called us to do in Him. We should not be perturbed by world.
This is the difference between the charisma of self (game) and the charisma that we freely receive from God and are to give to others.
All of these words tie together into one of the most important pillars in the Christian walk. It shouldn’t be any surprise to say that those who are walking the Christian walk will exude joy because of their faith, freely receive and freely give the grace that God has given us, forgive as He has forgiven us, know that we are highly favored by God, and will develop a charasmatic personality.
For men that includes growing into godly masculinity.