Thanks Mucho (a Christian Website) - II Cor. 5:21


Koiné Greek has several different words for "love" (which is the basis for the conversation between Jesus and Peter in John 21:15-17).   That's quite appropriate.   In English, when I say, "I love my wife," it doesn't mean the same as when I say, "I love my job."

Think about it: I love my wife.   I'd tell you that in a heartbeat.   I would also tell you that I love oranges.

I do.   I really love oranges.   So how do I treat an orange that I really, really love?   I tear it open ... I consume as much of it as I want ... and I throw the rest into a garbage can.

That's love.   Well, it's a certain kind of love.   That's the way some people treat people that they love.

When the Bible says, "God is love" (I John 4:8), it uses the word agaph.   Want a good definition of agaph?   Read I Corinthians 13.