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Old 04-25-2018, 09:02 PM   #97
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Default Re: Now's good

Originally Posted by A little brother View Post
I would suggest you to check the use of agape in Luke 6:32, John 3:19, John 12:43, 2 Timothy 4:10, 2 Peter 2:15, 1 John 2:15.

You will then find agape doesn't always mean god's love.
I'm more interested in what it means in 1 Cor 13.

Outside of the New Testament, the word agape is used in a variety of contexts, but in the New Testament it takes on a distinct meaning. Agape is used to describe the love that is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself: “God is love” (1 John 4:8). God does not merely love; He is love itself.

It is interesting that you are disputing fairly standard interpretations of 1 Cor 13 to say that it does not mean God's love. I find that people's knowledge of the Bible on this forum, in general, is poor. So poor in fact, that it suits many to deny even what is commonly believed in Christianity, so that I don't even have to "defend Lee", rather, simply quote what is stated on many evangelical websites such as
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