Love or Charity

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  1. Terry_Herrington

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    I find that sometimes agape love is translated "love" in the KJV and sometimes it is translated "charity." What, if any, is the difference?
     
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    Terry: If there is a difference, it is minute. Agape love means giving unconditionally of yourself and that fits what happens in love and charity both.
     
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    I have heard it preached that "charity" is agape love in action.

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    The word in Greek is "agape. Literally, it means love. The problem is that, in Greek, there are several different words for love. We in English have only one. Charity is an aspect of agape, but it's not an all-inclusive description. Agape is unconditional love, the kind of love that God has for us. It is love that is given freely, and has no expectations or limitations. The desctiption of agape given in 1Cor13 attempts to define agape love, but as you can see, it takes a whole chapter to define what it is [​IMG]
     
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    Wow! I like this definition. Thanks. [​IMG]
     

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