Agape, Bible, Greek community
The word agape' is best used to describe sacrificial, selfless, unconditional love, which has all these four types of love best described in the Bible. The word has various forms of love found in the Greek community, some are found in the Bible. However, this word is used to describe the love of Jesus Christ for his Father and His followers. The word describes love that has become appropriated in Christian theology as love of God or love of Jesus Christ for mankind.
In the Bible, principally the New Testament, the expression agape love' refers to the covenant love of God for humans, in addition to the human reciprocal love for God. The word necessarily extends to the love of man and his fellows. The majority of scholars have thought of this word to represent divine, self-sacrificing, volitional, unconditional, active, and thoughtful love. Despite the word not having specific religious connotation, it has been used by a majority of ancient and contemporary sources which include the Bible authors and Christian authors. (Wahlde, 2010)
[...] (Smith, 59-100). Brown suggests that the greater urgency and commitment of the Johannine and his community is to bring true believers to confess in Jesus. This is because of fear of being thrown out of the synagogue and threatened with death. (Brown 93-144) The practical manifestation for Johannine thought of love and the world are manifold. Despite the fact that the community is faced with rejection and persecutions from all sides, the missional desire remains in the Gospel and amplified message. [...]
[...] Agape in 1 John 2:19-20 NRSV Introduction The word ‘agape' is best used to describe sacrificial, selfless, unconditional love, which has all these four types of love best described in the Bible. The word has various forms of love found in the Greek community, some are found in the Bible. However, this word is used to describe the love of Jesus Christ for his Father and His followers. The word describes love that has become appropriated in Christian theology as love of God or love of Jesus Christ for mankind. [...]
[...] The essence of agape love in the New Testament is, therefore, self- sacrifice. It does not denote the romantic or sexual love of English. It is unique and is distinguished by its characters and nature. According the Book of John, it affirms that agape is love which is of and from God, whose exact nature is said to be love itself. The apostle affirms that God is love. This implies that God does not only love, but he is love itself. [...]
[...] It is not easy to tell when this book was written. However, it is known that it was written by John, one of the apostles of Christ at around A.D He refers to them the antichrists as opponents who depart or go out from the Christian community. According to the author, their departure means that they were actually never part of the Christian family. In order to figure out the connotation of this verse, one must first comprehend the setting and the background of the bone of contention that had been hugely reflected in John 1 and John 19 20 strongly suggests that there was before the dispute at present a time when those departing the Christian community considered themselves as part of the community. [...]
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